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Because Self-Publishing Works: Everything I Learned About How to Market a Book

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Make your self-publishing business more successful. Stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a solid plan to grow your business.

For many authors, marketing a book takes a lot of time and yields little or no improvement in sales. Getting your book noticed can feel like an impossible task. Sales surges can disappear as quickly as they arrive. But the result of
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Published June 2nd 2017
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Pooja
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is a work that I would recommend to all the budding authors.

In the second part of the "because" series, the author explains her experience in marketing while helping her husband self publishing his book 'because'.

Writing a book has become common these days but getting it published and then marketing it to the public is a story in itself. V. V. Cam is a true entrepreneur and it is axiomatic through her writing and commitment towards her work.

She doesn't wander away from her focus. Her writ
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Grady
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
‘Rather than giving advice, I am sharing my knowledge and experience with you.’

Author V.V. Cam has a fascinating history – she and her family had to flee Vietnam to Hong Kong by boat when she was just 13 and in Hong Kong she was housed in a prison that had been turned into an overcrowded refugee camp. That was where she started her journey to become the happy and successful wife, mother, and entrepreneur that she is today. While working in an electronics factory earning money to help her family
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James Minter
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I’m a self-published author of fourteen books, but my sales are lacklustre, to say the least. To quote V.V Cam “I’ve used sporadic marketing tactics: chasing after reviews, doing a few author interviews and throwing money at promotions with the hope of selling a few more books.” Like 95% of all self-published authors, I lack well-honed, professional marketing skills and knowledge.

For any new, or recent writer whose sales are in the doldrums, this book is for you. If you’ve Googled searched, you’
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Young Kim
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I could browse all the options introduced and pick some of them that really fit for my circumstances!

The first page you can read in the landing page look-inside makes it clear whether you should buy this book or not: “If you are not ready to spend your time, money and effort, this book is not for you.”

Chapter 2 Marketing 101 alone made me forget about all other self-published book marketing instructions I've read in last two years. The author doesn’t give the readers sugar-coated advices about
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Henk-Jan van der Klis
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
As a June 2017 follow-up to Everything I Learned About How to Publish a Book, the Because series by author Virginia Cam features Everything I Learned About How to Market a Book. Successfully marketing your book takes a lot of time and perseverance. Tips and tools to help you spend your energy as efficient as possible are welcome. There are seven important aspects that demand your marketing efforts: product design, discoverability, advertising, promotion, publicity, public relations, and customer ...more
Gábor László Hajba
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Gábor by: V.V. Cam
Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book contains a lot of information on marketing your book if you do publishing an indie way (perhaps following Because Self-Publishing Works: Everything I Learned About How to Publish a Book). And this information is useful.

I am an aspiring indie writer too, however, in the non-fiction, tech industry. I never invested in marketing strategy because a) I'm lazy and b) didn't reserve the time to
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V.V. Cam's philosophy of life exemplifies the saying “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” When it comes to exploring the ever-changing world of self-publishing, V.V. has proven she is no stranger to embracing new worlds and ideas. She has not only learned how to fish, but also has spent her life teaching hundreds of others to become ...more