· Gina Laiso, Integrita Productions
Book Designer and Coach
For years Gina Laiso, book designer and coach, has been helping people self-publish books at her company, Integrita Productions, of rural Kansas.
It’s been fulfilling for Gina to guide people through their early inspiration and research phase to the development of a finished, professional book, ready for print. Clearly, she enjoys the process of helping her customers flesh out ideas by offering options for self-publishing.
A few months ago, Gina, a self-publishing author’s consultant, found another way to help writers while also making a huge difference to communities. It started in the midst of a world-wide pandemic when she was exploring a cooking Facebook page called “Quarantine Kitchen.”
One of the 35,000 Quarantine Kitchen members suggested that a recipe book could be published as another way of sharing how members became home chefs during a pandemic. Daniella, Kristina, and Traci Cangiano, administrators of the Facebook page, enthusiastically agreed. Gina stepped forward as the book designer and coach, and guided the process with meticulous cover and layout design.
To top the cake, the Cangianos of New York, decided to make a difference by helping support Covid-19 heroes through the sale of the book.
After the first printing of the collection of recipes, photos, and stories sold out in one week, Gina began to receive inquiries from individuals about designing more recipe books. Some people wanted a cookbook of favorite family dishes, others wanted to fundraise for their community.
Gina Laiso, Integrita Productions, is fortunate to have a profession that allows her to work from home and to be in touch with customers across the country. If you are considering publishing a book, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time, happy writing and reading.