The book is finished! All I have to do is push one button...
...and my words and paintings will fly through the air to a print shop, then a truck will deliver books to my door - so I can send them to you. Amazing!
It's equally amazing to me that people can support this publishing process by simply pushing buttons of their own!
It has taken a lot of time, work and resources to get the book to this point. I can see why there are whole companies that do this sort of thing. It's more than any one person can accomplish on their own. I am so grateful to all those who have helped, and to those who are about to! It's like one big publishing company, made up of people who are willing to buy a book in advance. Wow!
Stretch Goal - "Dream Again Lullabies"
Now for more rewards... if we reach $27,000, all the backers of this kickstarter project will receive a digital copy of the song, "Dream Again" (featured in the video) and a huge "thank you"!
For every $2,000 over that amount, an additional song will be funded, recorded and delivered digitally to all pledges over $25. There are two instrumentals as well.
Once the other 11 songs are recorded, a physical CD will be manufactured and mailed to everyone that pledged $25 or more who wants one!
If funded (that's a total of $49,000 for printing the book and making the CD), the CD will take up to a year to create. The album will be a unique collection of some amazing voices and talented musicians. Click on the links below the pictures and check out these talented artists!
Risks and challenges
One risk is not meeting the kickstarter goal, which is the cost of printing the book. By "ordering your copy in advance", you'll be among many others who ensure that funding does happen. Another risk is that something could go wrong with printing or shipping the book. Fortunately, I have been a graphic designer for over thirty years and have great resources. I know what could go wrong and will do everything possible to avoid problems. If anything does happen, we'll keep you posted and you will get your order.
The recording project has challenges, in that participating vocalists are all over the country. Things are possible in this digital age that never were before. This is one of them! Each of these lovely songbirds has enthusiastically agreed to sing one of my lullabies. I will make it happen! We will work out scheduling challenges that are part of a touring artist's life. It may take a while, up to a year, but it will be well worth it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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