Real Food Recovery

The Busy Mum's Guide to Health & Healing With 92 Gluten Free, Casein Free Recipes

Real Food Recovery

The Busy Mum's Guide to Health & Healing With 92 Gluten Free, Casein Free Recipes
- Mandy Lee, B.SC., NTP

When we found tremendous success helping children-at-risk get healthy, I knew that it needed to be shared. I started a non-profit, Real Food Recovery and initiated all the social media venues. With a website and blogging about our incredible success, I honestly thought that my efforts and experience would be noticed and my page would grow fast. That was not the case. With all the competition out there, even from people whom I knew were not as successful working with children, the MDs, NDs, DCs were growing faster.

Fortunately, some successful business friends suggested that I write a book. They felt it would give me credibility. Some publishers were interested but as a new name, my “cut” would be $1 from a $25 book. This seemed incredibly low.

Then I found Archangel Ink. It is the best of both worlds. They would edit and act as a publisher, but I would pay for that service and completely own all the rights to my book.
There was guidance for the launch and social media advice. My book hit best seller in the category of “Children’s Health” and 8th in Gluten Free. I am consistently selling books every month. But the advice given turned out to be incredibly true. Being an author exudes a different air. I have been asked to speak in several venues dealing with children, food, and cancer. I am able to sell my book at these events and the revenue is fantastic. I receive donations from wonderful companies. Writing a book was certainly a lot of work, but Archangel Ink made it quite beautiful in the end. And accomplishing the “bucket list” goal of writing a book, is one of the best business decisions I have made. It catapulted me into a league that Social Media did not provide.