30 Free Life After Lust Audiobook Codes: What Could I Do With Them?

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I have a great problem. Can you help me? I was given 30 free audiobook codes for my new audiobook and I don’t know what to do with them….yet.

Here are some ideas I have:

  1. Give one audiobook to 30 people in 30 different countries to help spread the hope of recovery worldwide (Who knows, maybe this will help the book get translated?)
  2. Give the audiobook to those who would benefit from it but cannot afford it (how could I find them?)
  3. Give the audiobook to those who would benefit from it but cannot read it (those who are blind or visually impaired or have ADHD – how could I find them?)
  4. Give the audiobook out in exchange for Audible & iTunes reviews (I have zero iTunes reviews and 4 Audible reviews now)
  5. Give the audiobook to participants in my online Life After Lust recovery groups (I’m dreaming those up now – they are not yet created)
  6. Give the audiobooks to my students in the next SATP cohort (my class begins in 2 weeks!)
  7. Give the audiobook to participants in our upcoming Phase 1 intensive in Sacramento or to future participants in my Life After Lust Workshops

What creative ideas do you have? I want to leverage this gift to help the most people possiblesharing this life-changing resource with others.

Feel free to email any ideas to me at forest@forestbenedict.com or comment below.

Thanks for you help!

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

 

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Three Small Favors: Help Spread the Hope of Healing

3 Small Favors

I have three small favors to ask. I’ll be honest, it’s hard asking for something more after receiving so much of your generous support. But there is something you can help with that I can’t do for myself. So, I’ll ask anyway, trusting that if it fits for you, you’ll help out, and if it doesn’t fit, no worries.

I just received word that the Life After Lust audiobook is now live online. This is a long-awaited milestone worth celebrating! THANK YOU all for your support and encouragement in helping me reach this goal. Now, I could use your help in one of three ways:
1) Listen to these audiobook samples and share this link with others
2) Write a short review on one of the audiobook sites below to help others see the value of the new Life After Lust audiobook (you could even copy your previous review from Amazon)
3) Share any of the following links with your networks (you never know who needs the hope of healing):
iTunes (search Life After Lust in app)
Will you help me launch the hope of healing across the internet? Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Every seed we scatter matters.
In deep gratitude,
Forest
Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

Audiobook Release Date & Venues

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GREAT NEWS! Today I received the official release date of the Life After Lust Audiobook: June 9!

It will be available online in the following 28 venues:

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Audible, Amazon, Apple (may be later than June 9)

Audiobooks.com

Downpour

eStories

Google Play

Hummingbird

Instaread

Kobo

Libro.FM

Nextory

NOOK Audiobooks

Otto

Playster

Scribd

3Leaf Group

Baker & Taylor

Bibliotheca

EBSCO

Follett

hoopla

Mackin

Odilo

Overdrive

Perma-Bound

Wheelers

The audiobook turned out amazing (click here to listen to an audio clip) . I know it will inspire you, giving you great hope for recovery.

Will you help me get the word out?

Stay tuned.

 

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

 

Narrator Found for the Life After Lust Audiobook!

Narrator Found!

Great news! We officially have our new narrator for the Life After Lust Audiobook project!

A big thank you to everyone who voted. There were diverse perspectives and I really appreciate your input.

I chose Chris Brinkley for these specific reasons:

1) A friend with recording experience reviewed the recordings and voted for Chris based on the recording quality. Her feedback was very specific: “Pace is fairly deliberate. Some words (“healing”) seem a little pushed.  Delivery is easier, more realistic than Derek’s. More variety in delivery. Nice articulation without sounding over-done. Think he would hold attention better than Derek.  Breath is edited out….I vote for Chris.”

2) Chris was the only narrator with a recorded request to work on this project, noting how he too had an alcoholic, bipolar father and felt he would be a good fit. This means a lot to me because it shows he cares. I definitely want someone who wants to do this unique project.

3) Experience – Chris is highly experienced in voiceover and audiobook narration specifically. His website states that “Chris is the voice of over 120 audiobooks currently available on iTunes, Audible, and Amazon. In 2014, he received the prestigious “Audible Approved stamp of approval and is considered among the best audio producers in the industry with a verifiable record of outstanding achievement” (click here to learn more about Chris).

In all transparency, Chris has the highest fee for narration and recording. Thankfully, my Kickstarter supporters gave above and beyond what we thought we needed which allows us to have the funds for the best talent. Isn’t that amazing?

What’s Next?

Chris is now recording a 15 minute sample of the book for my approval and input. The estimated recording completion date is April 13, 2018. Life After Lust will be available in audiobook shortly after that!

Things are moving forward! Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Gratefully,
Forest

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterestGoogle+StumbleUpon, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

PLEASE VOTE – Which Audition Best Fits the Life After Lust Audiobook?

PLEASE VOTE

I just received 4 completed narration auditions and would love your help picking the best fit for the Life After Lust Audiobook. To vote, please watch this video and leave a comment on this blog or below the video, letting me know which one is your favorite. I’m excited that this project is moving forward and appreciative of your feedback.

Gratefully,

Forest

 

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterestGoogle+StumbleUpon, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

Great News: Life After Lust Audiobook Campaign Fully Funded!

Kickstarter a Success!

Friends,
I have Amazing news! The Life After Lust Audiobook Kickstarter was a huge success! Not only was the audiobook fully funded but the goal was significantly exceeded. When it was all said & done, 47 backers came together to fund the project 147%, with $2,794 in pledges!

Isn’t that amazing?!

These funds will allow me to not only produce the audiobook but also create other recovery related resources (I have a workbook and other ideas on the back burner). These contributions will help many, I am certain.

I am so grateful to all of my backers for making this possible. Those who gave now have the opportunity to be in an exclusive Facebook group where they’ll have a behind-the-scenes view into the project as it progresses. If you gave $2+, I hope to see you all there.

If that’s not you, you’ll see the final audiobook product soon enough.

I’ll be honest, about a week into this Kickstarter campaign I was feeling quite discouraged. I sought feedback and did not give up. Now, I’m so glad I kept going. Patience and perseverance paid off. There are so many generous people in my life and I am so grateful.

I look forward to sharing the completed audiobook with you all in the next few months.
Thank you again for your faithful support.

Happy Holidays,

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, Author of Life After Lust

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterestGoogle+StumbleUpon, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

3 Days Left: Life After Lust Audiobook Kickstarter Rewards Still Available

3 DAYS LEFT

For only 3 more days, several once-in-a-lifetime rewards are available through my Life After Lust Audiobook Kickstarter project. If you’re interested, here are a few examples:

  1. The Life After Lust audiobook (Pre-ordered, 50% OFF)
  2. Access to the audiobook behind-the scenes Facebook Group
  3. Signed copy of Life After Lust (only 14 left)
  4. VLOG episode package
  5. Author & Poet Google Hangout (only 6 left)
  6. Life After Lust Retreat Ticket (only 2)
  7. Small Group Package (only 4)
  8. Professional Presentation (only 1 left)

It is my hope that those interested in any of these rewards will grab them before they’re gone (click here to reserve yours now). I am deeply grateful and amazed by the generosity of my backers and look forward to creating a resource that will help change many lives.

Gratefully,

Forest

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterestGoogle+StumbleUpon, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

GREAT NEWS! Life After Lust Audiobook Kickstarter 111% Funded! (Rewards still available)

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Hello,
I have some GREAT NEWS! As of today the Life After Lust Audiobook Kickstarter campaign is 111% funded!  Due to many generous pledges, we have reached our goal and the audiobook will soon be moving toward production.

Honestly, I’m still taken aback by this exciting news….earlier today we were 70% funded! Can you believe that?

So, here we are….and the Kickstarter project is still live for 15 more days! What this means to you is that the Kickstarter rewards are still available to whoever wants them. If people continue to pledge, excess funds will go toward future Life After Lust/Recovery related projects.

I am so happy and grateful. Thank you for your faithful support of this dream. Many will be impacted as a result.

Gratefully,
Forest

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterestGoogle+StumbleUpon, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

Life After Lust Audiobook Announcement & Request for Reward Ideas

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Friends,

I have EXCITING NEWS!

The Life After Lust Audiobook Kickstarter project will begin in about a week! Check out my VLOG Announcement to learn more about the details of this fun project.

Also, I HAVE A REQUEST…I have put together some great rewards for those wishing to contribute to this cause but I really would love to know what rewards you would be interested in. Again, check out the video for further explanation and to learn about some of the awesome rewards that are already planned.

I look forward to sharing this experience with all of you. I also look forward to hearing stories of lives touched and changed as a result of listening to the hopeful message of Life After Lust.

Gratefully,
Forest

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Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutube, BlogTwitter, Facebook, LinkedInInstagramPinterest, Google+StumbleUpon, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!