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Overview You Can Market Your Book is designed to help you understand basic book marketing principles. No matter how your book was published, unless you are a superstar author, you are the main salesperson. Yes, you might have distribution and you might even have a publicist for a brief time, but ultimately it's up to the author. You need to be as aggressive as possible if you want to reclaim your garage or closets from the boxes of unsold books, or if you expect a royalty check from your publisher. This book is filled with practical, low-cost ideas, strategies and case studies guaranteed to get your book to the people who need it. You wrote your book because of a passion and wanting to be obedient to God's call on your life. You Can Market Your Book will teach you how to reach readers and change lives.
Publishers Description This is a practical down-to-earth manual that gives the essentials for every writer in helping them sell their own book. Everything an author needs to know about the world of marketing.
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Studio: ACW Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2003
Publisher ACW Press
ISBN 1932124004 ISBN13 9781932124002
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More About Carmen Leal
"CARMEN LEAL" is the author of nine books including The Twenty Third Psalm for Caregivers, The Twenty-Third Psalm for Those Who Grieve. The Twenty-Third Psalm for the Brokenhearted Faces of Huntington's, and Portraits of Huntington's. Her writing have been featured in Guidepost. Focus on the Family, and dozens of anthologies. Carmen and her husband live in Hawaii.
Carmen Leal currently resides in Naples. Carmen Leal was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about You Can Market Your Book: ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO SELL YOUR PUBLISHED BOOK?
Very helpful. Jan 15, 2007
I've used a lot of ideas from the book. I really enjoyed the section on getting endorsements for your book. And I contacted my local library after reading this book as well.
Must-have for self-publishers! Oct 19, 2006
I sat down to read Carmen's book with a highlighter and legal pad in hand; from glancing through the book I knew I'd be writing down lots of great ideas for publicizing and promoting my new book. I was absolutely thrilled when, on page 23, I read, "As Christians, the first step in our marketing plan must be prayer." I've been praying for God's guidance throughout the planning and writing of my book, and was so happy to find that Carmen shared my Christian viewpoint and beliefs. She urges us to seek His will at all stages of book writing and promoting and marketing, and with everything we do. Godly encouragement is sprinkled through the book, and provided me with some much-needed encouragment.
At the end of every chapter you'll find very helpful resources, including author websites and references for more information about the subject of that chapter. Carmen covers a comprehensive range of topics throughout the book, taking the reader step-by-step through marketing tools like reviews, promotion, etc. Many/most of the ideas are inexpensive and simple, but I know will be effective.
By the time I finished the book there were pages dog-eared, sticky notes sticking out of various pages, and almost a legal pad full of ideas I will be using to market my previous books, as well as the one coming out next.
This book is a must have for any author!
Every author or wanna-be author needs this book Sep 8, 2006
My copy of Carmen's book is dog-eared, underlined, highlighted and battered. I go back to it time after time for fresh ideas, as my first novel has just been issued and I need all the promotional tools I can get. Though some reviewers felt this book is "only for the self-published," they're wrong. These days, traditional publishers leave a LOT of the promotion up to the author. Don't fool yourself -- you'll need this stuff! In addition, there are so many great marketing ideas in the book and they can be used to make your next book proposal to a publisher really shine. They want authors who are willing to promote and who have concrete ideas how to do so. It could mean the difference between a contract and just another piece of wallpaper for your Rejection wall. I highly recommend it.
For self-publishing only Jul 5, 2006
If I were self-publishing my book, I would give this book five stars. Only because I'm seeking a publisher I give it two. The book is well-written and full of ideas. I've met the author and she is sophisticated and experienced in self-publishing. I recommend it to anyone who publishes his own book.
Get the Marketing Tools To Sell Your Published Book May 15, 2006
You Can Market Your Book is designed to help you understand basic book marketing principles. No matter how your book was published, unless you are a superstar author, you are the main salesperson. Yes, you might be responsible for your own book distribution or with a traditional publisher, you might even have a publicist for a brief time, but ultimately it's up to the author. You need to be as aggressive as possible if you want to reclaim your garage or closets from the boxes of unsold books, or if you expect a royalty check from your publisher. Add this book to your marketing arsenal.