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THE BOOK

Let's talk about men and women!

Awakening Her is the first book of its kind. It is a hybrid of new philosophy, informal psychology, and everyday life.  

Awakening Her was written purely with love and inspiration based on my overpowering wish to help men to not only to understand women, but also to recognize their own ability to awake the primal grace and beauty in the woman with whom they share their life.

Awakening Her - 10th Chapter Illustration - by Mladen Melanšek
Awakening Her - 10th Chapter Illustration - by Mladen Melanšek

10 AMUSING CHAPTERS

  • Chapter 1: MEN’S BOXES AND WOMEN’S WIRES
    Understanding the differences in thinking between men and women, according to Mark Gungor - read the extract
  • Chapter 2: THE ESSENCE OF ALL ESSENCES
    The one thing that women want from men 
  • Chapter 3: 22 SHADES OF WOMEN
    Characterizing women according to their career status, age and Zodiac sign  
Awakening Her - 3rd Chapter Illustration - by Mladen Melanšek
Awakening Her - 3rd Chapter Illustration - by Mladen Melanšek
  • Chapter 4: 6 SHADES OF A MAN THAT EVERY WOMAN LOVES
    Six things women will always find attractive in a men and how to gently stand up to your woman 
  • Chapter 5: WOMEN, BROKEN BY THE ILLUSION OF REALITYHow to understand your “tyrant” or “faded beauty” - read the extract 
  • Chapter 6: HOW TO HELP A WOMAN SOLVE PROBLEMS
    Using your love to help ease her struggles 
Awakening Her - 5th Chapter Illustration - by Mladen Melanšek
Awakening Her - 5th Chapter Illustration - by Mladen Melanšek
  • Chapter 7: TIME FOR SEX
    Best advice you will ever get - read the extract 
  • Chapter 8: HONEY, THIS IS FOR YOU
    Quick guide to buying gifts for your woman 
  • Chapter 9: WOMEN’S FREQUENCY
    The hidden world of secret communication among women
    - read the extract 
Awakening Her - 9th Chapter Illustration - by Mladen Melanšek
Awakening Her - 9th Chapter Illustration - by Mladen Melanšek
  • Chapter 10: AWAKENING HER
    The aha-moment & 22 priceless tips for everyday life
    - read the extract 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES: 

  • Special essay for women readers: LOVE A MAN THE WAY HE IS 
  • AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS by Mladen Melanšek, one of the best Slovenian illustrators 

ME - THE AUTHOR

Maja Monrue, the author of Awakening Her
Maja Monrue, the author of Awakening Her

I am a young Slovenian author, and a modern woman who lives and creates in Vienna, Austria. 

Before you ask, no, I am not a doctor of psychology or any other “-ology”. I do not claim to know everything. However, there are two things that I master brilliantly: observing the world inside and outside of me, and  then putting my findings into words in a way that readers feel comfortable with. That is how Awakening Her has been written. 

THE PROJECT - Crowdfunding goals

In order to share the message among men and women around the world I first need to get the book translated from Slovenian to English. That is the main objective of this crowdfunding. I plan to self-publish this book internationally and for that I need extra funds. I must account for the costs of professional editing, further illustrations and future marketing. Of course, there are also costs associated with the campaign itself - printing, shipping, Kickstarter fees and production of an audio book. 

Here is where the funds will go after my successful campaign:

Financial Plan for the project Awakening Her
Financial Plan for the project Awakening Her

And, these are the exciting further possibilities in case of overfunding:

Awakening Her crowdfunding project - The exciting further possibilities in case of overfunding
Awakening Her crowdfunding project - The exciting further possibilities in case of overfunding

WHY THE BOOK'S MESSAGE IS SO IMPORTANT

Society today has lost its natural purpose. We strive for more worldly things without seeing that we already have everything we need inside us. We want to complicate the most simple things, such as love, understanding, and compassion. Therefore, our relationships have become complicated. 

The book carries a very special message on finding the essence of our existence within ourselves, simply by being a loving man or a loving woman.

Don’t forget that our purpose as human beings is to learn how to love, no matter what anyone else tries to tell you. They might want you to believe that love is an illusion of happiness and that being selfish is what will be vital for your survival in today’s society. The essence is hidden in our hearts. When a woman loves a man and a man loves a woman, magic happens. The love that they can offer is different, but when they become one, they achieve the purpose of humanity.  

Being free doesn't necessarily mean that we have to give up on love.
Being free doesn't necessarily mean that we have to give up on love.

REWARDS FOR SUPPORTERS

DIGITAL THANK YOU - You'll receive my personal "Thank you" note via e-mail.


YOUR NAME ON THE LIST OF SUPPORTERS -
I'll put your name on the list of supporters that will be published on the official website of the book.

PDF/ePub COPY - The book itself, edited with Reedsy's editor in digital version.

AUDIO BOOK - There is a reason why an audio book is a perfect supplement to any other version of the book: you have no time to read these days. Right? That is why I decided to provide you with the audio version as well. You can get it in different supporter packages, just take a look to see which one suits you best.

PAPERBACK COPY - The actual book to have in your hands. It will be printed using recycled paper, with a special "Thank you" page at the beginning, beautifully designed by professionals, and filled with amazing illustrations. It will be just the right size to travel with, or to have it on your nightstand. 

Awakening Her - Paperback book
Awakening Her - Paperback book

SPECIAL HARDCOVER EDITION - For those whose bookshelves are the pride of their home, there is a special hardcover edition of Awakening Her. Printed on recycled paper, with an additional "Thank you" Page, and my personal signature, it will be a beautiful addition to your collection. And, of course, the content of the book is priceless.  

Exclusive for Kickstarter backers - Awakening Her - Hardcover Special Edition
Exclusive for Kickstarter backers - Awakening Her - Hardcover Special Edition

SPECIAL EDITION OF POSTCARDS - Exclusively on Kickstarter, I am offering a special collection of postcards with original illustrations from Awakening Her. You will get 10 illustrated postcards accompanied with short quotes from the book. 

SPECIAL EDITION of postcards with quotes from Awakening Her - only on Kickstarter
SPECIAL EDITION of postcards with quotes from Awakening Her - only on Kickstarter

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE VIP PACKAGE - Besides copies of the special edition of Awakening Her and postcards, there is an unique opportunity to get yourself on the VIP list of my readers who will receive a complimentary copy of each of my future books, and will be sent my personal New Year's card every year, for the next 10 years. Awesome, right?! 

You know...that feeling when you get everything you wanted, and more.
You know...that feeling when you get everything you wanted, and more.

MY PERSONAL MESSAGE TO YOU:

When I write I feel free. And, I feel a purpose - my deepest drive that keeps me creative all the time. By supporting this project, you will not only support sharing the ultimate truth about love between a man and a woman around the world, but you will also show that you believe in my writing.   

I wrote this book with love and respect to the men who, with all their efforts and struggles, love their women. I also wrote it with love and respect for women. I believe that there is unconditional love waiting to be awoken in each and every woman. I know this is the way to our happiness.

Thank you for being part of this project! 

Maja Monrue  

Sincere people who helped me so far
Sincere people who helped me so far

Risks and challenges

My project has only three main areas of risks and challenges:

- Translation process
- Delivery timing
- Printing price

Translation process:

It's extremely challenging to find a translator that has enough experience, and enough time to focus on the definitive translation of my book. The book is originally written in Slovenian, but there are only approximately 2.5 million people around the world who speak this language. To find a Slovenian translator who has both the bravery and talent to translate a writer’s work is difficult, especially if the deadline is short. The translator must literally write the book all over again and keep the soul of the original unharmed. I am lucky to have a translator who is passionately devoted to this project. Additionally, I work with a professional English proofreader who is also very talented in editing. I believe we, together, can deliver definitive English version of the book.
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BRIEFLY: Translation will be a challenging process, but we all (me, the translator, and the editor) will do everything we can to deliver Awakening Her in all its greatness.

Delivery process:

The book is written, but there is still a lot to be done before the book can appear in its final form, and in the hands of backers. After raising the funds, the creative processes such as translating, editing, designing, and illustrating will start. I use “creative” to describe these processes in order to specifically highlight the challenge of having everything framed within the project deadlines. Each of these processes are individual and dependent on inspiration. However, I have people that are working on this project with passion and sincerely wish to deliver the book to its backers in the most perfect form. They are all professionals, and they are excited to start. I believe my project plan is realistic. It gives me three months for the final stages of the book’s creation, and an additional month for shipping worldwide. If it does not go according to plan, I will do as many “all-nighters” as necessary to bring this project to completion. Nevertheless, after I send each shipment, the delivery will be dependent on the postal-service itself. International shipping is estimated to be anywhere from 10 days to 1 month.
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BRIEFLY: If there are issues in the creative book creation process, or shipping delays, it is possible that backers will not receive the book at the time predicted. However, I believe that no delay will be longer than a month. I also believe that it is better to have a great product in your hands one month later than expected than to be disappointed in something you’ve received on time.

Printing price:

My first budget calculation ended up over 33K Euros ($35K USD.) This was because I was planning to print 1000 copies of the book and included this expense as a fixed cost in the calculation. Of course, that projection was more than ambitious. So, I thought it through again, and decided to start with 500 paperback copies and 75 exclusive hardcover copies. In case of overfunding, I will be able to print more and that will also lower the printing cost per copy, which means more funds for other areas – e.g. future marketing.
However, there is a risk that I will have a low number of backers interested in packages that contain Special Edition books. In that case, I am planning to fund these expenses out of my own pocket. After all, I want this book to go around the world, and want it to get into as many hands as possible.
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BRIEFLY: Cost of printing per copy is higher when the total number of copies is lower than 500. In case there are many more backers interested in the digital version, I am planning to cover the possible shortfall for printing of the first 500 paperback copies, and 75 copies of the special edition from my own pocket.

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Finally, I am a skilled planner with experience in project management from my previous projects, and studying Entrepreneurship. Together with the people that are already committed to the project, and by using my business knowledge and skills, I believe I will be able to implement this project successfully, despite confronting risks and challenges.

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