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Alchemy of Grief

Alchemy of Grief: Your Journey to Wholeness

Author

Nancy Loeffler is the founder of Being With Grief and author of The Alchemy of Grief: Your Journey to Wholeness.

Challenge:

Nancy came to us with a manuscript in hand, after many months of working with a book coach to refine her heartbreaking and encouraging story. Her dream was to take her manuscript and turn it into a book and a digital ebook as a way to share her story with others. As a first time author, she had many questions about how to get started, produced, printed and distributed. She needed a trusted resource to turn her manuscript into a product. And someone who could be empathetic and encouraging during the process. We were there to help, educate, design and produce the final soft cover book and digital ebook.

Solution:

We worked together to find the right solution to meet Nancy’s needs. From her manuscript we  copyedited and proofread then created a comp to see how the pages filled out. Our process includes software linked to InDesign allowing us to make changes in the Word document that automatically updates the InDesign file, a wonderful collaboration, time and error saving solution.

Because she and her writing were both genuine and her story was visually compelling the cover was easily conceived with an original painting evoking the ideas of heart, thread, collage and keeping with her established and preferred colors to maintain her overall branding. To introduce each chapter the interior pages included quotes from her personal journal and other meaningful writings. To end each chapter she has a section of encouragement ideas and open questions to tackle in a journal entry. We used a serif font on creamy off-white paper to ensure the reader felt at ease.

Result:

Her book is available in paperback and digitally at Amazon, Kobo and other online retailers. Or purchase at your local book shop.

Self help/Relationships

  • Print Length: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Brand & Book; 1 edition (October 15, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 0997833009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997833003
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

 5-Star Rating on Amazon

 

Book Brief

As a mother who lost her 17-year old daughter Leah in a car accident in November of 2000, she fully understands the territory of grief. Her daughter’s death provided a doorway to her transformation that she never expected. It broke open her heart and showed her a way to break free from limiting beliefs about what was possible in her life. She walks with her clients on their own grief journeys so they too can find meaning, purpose and even joy again after a devastating loss. She speaks often about her journey and is passionate about changing the conversation around grief. She embodies her message and is often found sitting in Samyama, walking in nature, collaging or taking a dance break. Learn more about Nancy at her website www.beingwithgrief.com.

Her book is available at Amazon, Kobo and other online retailers. Or purchase at your local book shop.

  • Print Length: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Brand & Book; 1 edition (October 15, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 0997833009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997833003
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

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