My Heartfelt Will

My Heartfelt Will by Stephen B. Yim

Softcover, 46 pp
Release Date: May 2012
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Estate lawyer Stephen B. Yim came to us with the idea of creating a printed workbook for his clients. Stephen’s philosophy is that estate planning “means not only making a sound legal estate plan, but also involves writing down one’s memories, hopes, and wishes for their loved ones.” With this in mind, he drafted a document framework that he could give to clients to complete, but he felt that a bound book would make a more attractive keepsake for clients and their heirs. In addition, he preferred the idea of a legacy item that would contain the clients’ handwriting, over a packet of pages printed out by a client from their home computer.

My Heartfelt Will was intended to be as much an heirloom as it is an accompaniment to the legal estate plan. (It is not, on its own, a legal document.) Stephen’s clients are now able to review estate planning advice and compose their answers to his guided questions in a bound workbook.

My Heartfelt Will is available for clients of the law firm, and will be available to the general public for purchase in the future.

This type of book can be created with the Photo Legacy Package.

For more information on Stephen Yim’s estate planning practice, visit the firm’s website. A future update to the site will include more information on how non-clients can obtain a copy of My Heartfelt Will.

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The Greater Good

The Greater Good – Life Lessons from Hawai‘i’s Leaders by Evan and Keri Leong

Softcover, 220 pp
Release Date: November 2007
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Business owners Evan and Kari Leong wanted a companion book product featuring guests they had hosted on their community-orientated radio show, Greater Good Radio, and television shows, Greater Good TV and Greater Good Moments, to extend their Greater Good brand: After hundreds of hours of interviews for the shows, the Leongs realized that the foundation of success is built upon seven core values. They took the interviews and divided them into chapters illustrating these core values to create a book that complements the guests’ appearances on the Greater Good shows and shares the Greater Good philosophy.

Aimed at students, budding entrepreneurs, established businessmen, career men and women, and ordinary individuals struggling to find meaning in their lives, The Greater Good – Life Lessons from Hawai‘i’s Leaders blends instructional, motivational and inspirational anecdotes from some of the most successful business and community leaders in Hawai‘i.

This book is a customized version of the Professional Package, with increased print run. The client also did a short run printing of a hardcover edition.

To purchase The Greater Good, visit the Greater Good book site.

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HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific: 125 Years of Covers

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific: 125 Years of Covers

Hardcover, with dustjacket, 160 pp
Release Date: November 2013
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To commemorate their 125th anniversary, HONOLULU Magazine decided to publish a hardcover collectible book assembling more than 350 of the magazine’s covers, representing nearly every year of its existence.

Chartered into commission by King David Kalākaua in January 1888, HONOLULU Magazine began as Paradise of the Pacific. Though it changed its name in 1966 to HONOLULU, the magazine has been in continuous publication for 125 years, making it one of the oldest magazines in the United States. It is currently owned by Honolulu publishing company PacificBasin Communications.

“A magazine cover is a work of art, a story and an advertisement all in one. When a magazine endures as long as this one, entire eras of design and writing styles will play across its face,” begins 125 Years of Covers. The book goes on to showcase the fascinating change over time in the look of the magazine from early covers featuring watercolor landscapes and pen-and-ink drawings; to its mid-century name change and frequent glamour-girl cover models; to its current incarnation emphasizing eye-popping photography, local celebrities and food, and “cover lines” advertising the content within. This is a transporting look back at the history of Hawai‘i, chronicled not just through the cover art, but encapsulated in descriptions written by A. Kam Napier, HONOLULU Magazine editor, 2005 – 2013.

This book is a custom, fabric-covered hardcover creation, with press-ready design files provided by the client. The cover is imprinted with gold foil stamping and is covered by a full-color dustjacket.

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific: 125 Years of Covers is available via our online store and at local bookstores.

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