You Can Market Your Book   -     By: Carmen Leal
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ACW Press / 2003 / Paperback

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: ACW Press
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1932124004
ISBN-13: 9781932124002
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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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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 8, 2006
    Becca Anderson
    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.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 16, 2005
    Diane H. Pitts
    Want to hire a full-time marketer for your book? Youll find the next best thing in You Can Market Your Book! Author Carmen Leal is a professional who will lay out every step in the blueprint of marketing. Shes been there, done that, and wants us to glean from what she has won the hard way. This book offers sound advice and confirms it with the marketing journeys of numerous other writers. Now I dont have to write Carmen for direction because her answer is in my handYou Can Market Your Book.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    August 20, 2003
    Dena Dyer
    Carmen Leal's newest endeavor is full of practical, cost-effective and creative ways to get the word out about your creation. I was inspired and encouraged by her no-nonsense approach to everything from radio and television promotion to websites and article writing. Marketing Your Book was refreshingly candid, while being optimistic and positive about the increasingly difficult task of book promotion. Four stars, Carmen. Well done!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 22, 2003
    Eva Marie Everson
    Ask any author and they'll tell you: writing the book is only a third of the work. Marketing the book is the other 2/3's. As scary as writing can be, marketing is like looking into an abyss. The ideas are endless, but the disasterous results are just as endless. Carmen Leal has taken the fear and guess work out of the maddness...by giving us an easy to read, easy to follow format for making the most of our work. By using the plotline of Lilies of the Field, the writer/reader sees the simplicity and joy of a "job well done!"
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 10, 2003
    Sherrie Eldridge
    I absolutely devoured Carmnen Leal's book on marketing your book in one afternooon. I couldn't put it down! It is full of practical suggestions and connections for the beginning writer as well as the advanced. I would highly recommend to any author!
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