Many aspiring authors don’t only have a writer’s block to overcome, but the hurdles to get their book published as well. In times like these, you can use the help of people like Virginia Cam who provided her husband answers to the many questions he had regarding editing, formatting, and publishing debut novel. It’s an exciting time: anyone can self-publish with options like print only, printing on demand, e-book only, or a mixture of media. Cam currently has two books in the Because Self-Publishing Works series: Everything I Learned About How to Publish a Book, and Everything I Learned About How to Market a Book. In this first title, the initial question is: to self-publish or not. Are you willing to do what it takes to create a professional product? Do you want to invest a lot of time and a little money with most of the sales revenues returning to you? Or will you embark on a journey along agents and publishers, running the risk of frequent rejection, having the marketing and sales activities done by a professional publisher with only a small percentage of sales revenues in your pocket in the end?
Cam both a wealth of information, hyperlinks to relevant resources to support creative phase, the production of the book, marketing, distribution channels, and so on. Every chapter deals with a specific topic, at the end of which a self-assessment is provided to challenge you time and again. The seven steps to publish your book inspired me to continue working on my own book. Hopefully, it helps you as well on the journey to becoming a published author.
About the author
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 self-reliant.
The two books in the Because Self-Publishing Works series share the knowledge she learned while helping her husband publish and market his book. You will appreciate her pragmatic advice, compassionate voice, and succinct writing style that bring clarity and fresh perspective to the evolving self-publishing industry.
I received a free review copy from the author in exchange for my personal, unbiased review upon reading.