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What's the $11,000 Kickstarter goal for?
- $4,725 - Production and printing of 500 paperback books.
- $3,315 - Comprehensive online marketing campaign.
- $2,080 - Design, production, and shipping of Kickstarter perks.
- $880 - Kickstarter fees (8% including payment processing)
Note: Numbers are estimates that depend on how much is raised and which rewards are selected.
More Praise for French Kissing God
The lyrics were taken from and inspired by my collection of poetry, and I sing all the tracks!
"Lyric brings the poetry of cosmic consciousness to Earth with the power of modern rock — flaming guitar, eco-psychedelic hip-pop, atmospheric electronica, and a fat bottom. Play it loud. Bring your air guitar. Plan on singing along. Dance if you want to!" - Billie Best
Listen to one of my songs below! :)
With a quiver of over 2,000 poems under her belt, Lyric Benson Fergusson is stepping out and sharing 108 of her intimate favorites in this transformational book, French Kissing God: A Journey to Enlightenment.
Lyric first emerged from almost a decade of studying consciousness and enlightenment to create her debut album Lyric’s Love Light Revolution, co-produced by her father, actor/director Robby Benson, and her singer/songwriter mother, Karla DeVito. The album is a celebration of Lyric’s wildly eccentric journey into the throes of divine love. All of her lyrics were inspired by and taken directly from the poetry she composed over these very unconventional spiritual years.
Lyric grew up in Hollywood and is an enthusiastic screenwriter (she attended NYU Tisch Film School), poet, actress, photographer, spiritual teacher, and activist. An avid practitioner of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Maharishi University of Management in 2006 with a degree in Vedic Science. It was this experience that led Lyric to delve deep within herself in an exploration of consciousness, fueling her desire for enlightenment.
Lyric has spent many years as a teacher at The Wholeness, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the full awakening of humanity. She has been deeply transformed and inspired by their breakthrough technologies, which bring each individual’s awareness back to the love and truth resonating in all of our hearts.
Lyric is also honored and excited to help kick-start GATE’s NextGen, which inspires young artists to change the world. GATE, the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment, is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2009 by John Raatz, Jim Carrey, Eckhart Tolle, and David Langer for artists and interested individuals who acknowledge the vital and expanding roles media and entertainment play in creating our lives, and who aspire to consciously transform those domains for the benefit of all.
Lyric is currently living in Maui, Hawai’i, with her remarkable husband Asher Fergusson, and is deeply grateful for the journey this life has provided.
Even more praise for French Kissing God
- Lyric Benson Fergusson - Author, Creative Director & Video Editor:
(see full bio above)
- Asher Fergusson - Head of Marketing & PR, Photography & Web Development:
Asher has a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and was the CEO of his own startup Internet marketing business for 6 years before selling it in 2014. He specializes in fields such as Search Engine Optimization and Facebook Advertising, through which he has helped countless businesses successfully compete with billion-dollar companies. Asher is now full-time with bizHUMM.com sharing all his knowledge of how to start and grow small businesses in the most powerful and cost-effective ways. Asher is also an expert in India travel advice and regularly blogs on the subject.
- Dea Shandera-Hunter - Public Relations
Dea is a highly regarded film and television producer, as well as a media and entertainment creative executive. She has served tenures over twenty-five years at Paramount Pictures, the Walt Disney Company, and MGM, with her most recent post being Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for MGM Television. She has a reputation for being an out-of-the-box thinker whose unique approach has made a significant difference for the companies and individuals she has worked for. If you are interested in Dea's services, contact her at email@example.com or 818-456-4585.
- Rosalie van den Bos - Head Graphic Designer
Rosalie has a Bachelor's Degree in Media & Communication. She was the head designer for an Internet marketing company for many years and currently does all the design work for Overland Sheepskin.
- Nina Benjamin - Editor
Hailing from a long line of editors and picky wordsmiths, Nina has always felt at home and happiest with a red pen in her hand. After earning her B.A. in Literature and Writing, she immediately began working in the publishing field. Nina’s writing has been published in regional publications as well as national magazines, and she’s been editing professionally for nearly a decade.
- CreateSpace - Self Publishing Service
CreateSpace is an Amazon-owned company that is a leader in the self-publishing market. They provide consultation, formatting of the e-reader and paperback versions of the book, printing, and connection to the major distribution channels.
- Robby Benson & Karla DeVito - Advisors
Besides being an amazing dad, Robby is an actor, director, and composer, and is best known for his work in movies such as Ice Castles, One on One, Ode to Billy Joe, and as the voice of the Beast in Disney's Beauty & the Beast. He also spent 10 years directing sitcoms like Friends and Ellen. For more info see his IMDB profile.
Other than being an incredible mommy, Karla was a part of Orchestra Luna, toured with Meatloaf in the 1970s, and released her album Is This A Cool World Or What? in 1981. She also starred as Mable, replacing Linda Ronstadt, in The Pirates of Penzance on Broadway. For more info see her Wikipedia page.
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Risks and challenges
Many of the setbacks that can occur while publishing a book come from a lack of planning and a lack of experience. This is why I've chosen to partner with CreateSpace.com (an Amazon-owned company) to make the process smooth and easy. Also, my dad successfully used CreateSpace a few years back for his book, "I'm Not Dead... Yet" so I have his experience to draw from as well.
I have worked very carefully with my husband (who has an MBA :) to make sure we have covered all bases and set realistic delivery times for each reward so that we minimize the chances of setbacks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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