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Slender Threads: A Memoir


Slender Threads. A Memoir. Joyce Bryant, CM, BEM. 2007. 188 pages. ISBN 978-0-9784890-0-7. First printing 300 copies. Book and cover design: Bill Glasgow. 

We managed this project from conception to completion. Preliminary consultations with the client involved setting the parameters of the project and identifying the audience and general tone. Our involvement included:

  • ten hours of recorded interviews
  • identifying additional subjects for the author to write about
  • transcription of interviews and additional written material
  • additional research and fact checking
  • extensive telephone consultations with the author
  • crafting the transcripts into an engaging first-person narrative that retained the author’s voice.
  • negotiating revisions with the author at every stage of the process.
  • identifying more that 100 illustrations and memorabilia to be included. Writing captions and placing the items in the manuscript.
  • taking additional photographs
  • obtaining permissions where necessary
  • scanning and retouching photos and memorabilia
  • designing the book and cover.
  • obtaining an ISBN
  • identifying a suitable printer / binder and negotiating a contract on behalf of the client
  • arranging for suitable individuals to read the manuscript and offer testimonials that appeared on the cover
  • negotiating changes with the printer
  • arranging for the delivery of the books to the client
  • arranging two public book launch parties and a limited public promotion of the book. This included creating a dedicated web page, writing a media release, identifying and contacting relevant media organisations, creating a promotional poster and newspaper ad, and developing a plan for post-launch sales.
    To read advance praise for the book, click here
    To read an excerpt from the book, click here.


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