You may have written that fabulous masterpiece, but if no one hears about it, no one will read it and your work will fade away and sink into oblivion; trust me. However, that will NOT happen to you if you are fortunate, like I was, to have Lama by your side. Lama Jabr of Xana Publishing & Marketing was referred to me by my editor. That was 18 months ago. Since then, Lama has transformed my website and social media pages, and implemented strategies to present my work to a competitive market in effective and imaginative ways. In short, she has shaped my entire ‘cyber presence’ and persona, and elevated my work to heights I didn’t think were possible in such a short time.
One of my books reached #1 on Amazon within the first week of its release! Lama’s quiet, unassuming manner radiates competence. Her extensive knowledge of self-publishing, her instincts, and insights into how best to promote your work in today’s complex and ever-changing environment are impressive and give you confidence in her judgment and recommendations.
Lama’s work ethic too is remarkable and she makes you feel that you are her only client and that your work and success are all that matter. Lama knows what it means to be an author and what it takes to become a successful one! I have therefore no hesitation in recommending Lama as someone every serious author needs.
Thank you for all your support Lama, I really do appreciate it.
It took a long time to finally finish the book and I realized that’s half the job. The main job was to get people to read it.
I was looking around to have someone who could help me out to get where I want to go and then I met Lama from Xana Marketing and magic really did happen.
Within the first month, we sold over 200 copies. With her help my book became a #1 Amazon best seller in US, Australia, UK and Canada. I think that is absolutely amazing. And yes you need to have a good story and you do need the wonderful people out there (my audience) to like my book and I thank them so much. I also can’t thank Lama enough for helping me and working with me and achieving the results we have achieved.
It has been a wonderful and fantastic journey. Thank you Lama!
Thank you so much for your help Lama.
I can only recommend you 100%.
There are so many mistakes and pitfalls to be made in writing even the most unsuccessful book. I know because I’ve been there and done it.
As you know I originally chose to self publish and buy a self publishing package from a theatrically reputable publishing company. I was so wrong !
While people all over the world mentioned or wrote about my book in blogs the original publisher maintained there were no sales.
In time the US Internal Revenue Service took the publisher to court for non-disclosure of sales and non payment of taxes. While the IRS got their money, authors didn’t.
Owning the copyright of my book I then fortuitously republished with Amazon.
By complete coincidence I then saw Lama’s Meetup group for Amazon self publishing authors.
I think Amazon is an ideal platform for self publishing. Customer sales appear in your account the same day. Amazon is transparent and fortunately attending Amazon self publishing Meetups organised by Lama I am working on marketing my first book and publishing my 2nd book.
Lama has been able to explain how best to market my book with the many Amazon tools provided and has provided a wealth of information.
I recommend Lama and her Amazon Meetup groups for self publishing completely. Lama is excellent and I personally know you can do allot worse.
She has always come well-prepared, been able to handle very diverse groups of people with different needs and in different situations, yet been able to keep them all happy, from what I have observed.
Lama is always well prepared and well equipped with everything needed.
She achieved exceptional results and managed to work comfortably with those involved. We are extremely pleased with the structured process she used – her results were exceptional whilst always maintaining a pleasant and courteous disposition. We will have no hesitation in using her services again.
I knew that I was coming to Lama with what I refer to as a ‘hybrid’ book–a book providing theoretical insights yet written as a personal invitation and guide for everyone keen to embark on a journey of self-exploration and empowerment with the potential to contribute to peaceful co-existence as travellers through life and visitors on mother earth.
Despite having published within the academic domain while working in the higher education sector, I realised that I needed someone who I could trust in supporting me in my desire to continue to share my insights beyond what I was familiar with. Lama’s outstanding ability to understand and empathise with my aspirations put my mind at ease immediately.
Lama consistently extended excellent advice and help in formatting my manuscript for Amazon Kindle and paperback versions. Furthermore, her specific insights and research into various target markets and placement into relevant Amazon categories meant that my book gains exposure to a diversity of potential readers.
As any author of any genre and in any context knows: the publishing journey does not end once a book has been released but continues on many fronts. With this in mind I can honestly say that I always look forward to connecting with Lama no matter where I might find myself in the world, knowing that she makes herself available to help in any way she can.
Thank you so much Lama from Xana Publishing & Marketing.
I’ve been consistently writing and finishing books for 25+ years but have always been a little challenged (hopeless) when it came to preparing submissions and testing the publishing market.
I’ve been just as terrible, more recently, doing the necessary research, preparation and work to self-publish and market my fiction. I currently have the first five books of the Some Kind of Superstar series out in the world and I can honestly say I’d still be saying ‘one day’ if it hadn’t been for Lama’s advice, guidance and planning.
Although I felt like I was always in control, I did feel like I was sitting in the back seat, or watching over someone else’s shoulder as my books went through all the stages from editing, formatting and publishing. We had a few hiccups along the way (my fault, complicating matters with book covers and titles) but Lama and her crew dealt with all the behind the scenes stuff – communicating with Amazon, reformatting, etc – so that I was relatively stress free and able to focus on writing the next books in the series.
The stress was also taken out of the keyword and category selection, book launches, and long term marketing plans with Lama’s guidance, but the real personal gain in all of this was learning from Lama’s experience and benefiting from her desire to help (which I may have taken advantage of on occasion, when I was freaking out a little). I’ve gained great knowledge about the self-publishing and book marketing business. Self-publishing is no longer such a daunting task that it will prevent me from moving forward, publishing my other books. Thanks Lama!
Professionally, combining her expertise in internet marketing, an in-depth understanding of social media, and intuitive wisdom, Lama knows just when and where to promote. She helped my novel reach #1 Best Seller status on Amazon within two months of its release!
And what makes Lama such a pleasure to deal with is that she imbues the business relationship with warmth, kindness and humility. Add to that Lama’s infinite patience, a strong work ethic and an unwavering commitment to helping me achieve my dream, and what could have been a stressful experience was, and still is, an exciting journey.
I’m looking forward to working with Lama’s team again.
I was very fortunate to have been introduced to such a publisher, Xana Publishing and Marketing, represented so capably by Lama Jabr. Lama has all the tools and experience to ensure that an author is going to get the proper guidance. She is not only very competent. She is accessible and welcoming. She has made the intricate process to number one a very happy process for me.
Highly recommended, with Thanks.
Lama not only knows the method to transform your book into a best seller but she is also capable of boosting your presence as an author on social media. My books have been dominating the Spanish Juvenile category on Amazon Kindle for the last 9 months. My books make up the top 5 spots in Spanish Juvenile category and 4 of my eBooks are in the top 10 of the Spanish Mystery and Thriller category on Amazon. My books generate a solid recurring monthly income from Amazon. Thank you Lama.
I have had the pleasure of requesting Lama’s services on several occasions over the past 24-months and on every occasion Lama has exceeded all expectations in delivering the goods.
Her attention to detail/s and her professional, and yet very personable approach to handling every IT opportunity presented to her, has been exemplary. The works are detailed in a natural flow and all necessary gorgon is simply explained in layman’s language.
The most impressive aspect of dealing with Lama is her confident, yet comfortable, manner in which produces positive outcomes on each task handed to her.
I completely recommend Lama for any works within her area of expertise.