Carla King How to Create and Market Your Self-Published Book $129 includes the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, 4th Edition
Publishing independently is a rewarding, empowering, and immediate way to get your book into the hands of your readers. In this workshop, Carla King—book coach, author of six books on self-publishing, and three other self-published books—will show you how easy it is to put systems in place. Along with the printed guide, you’ll get checklists and worksheets to help you walk away with an actionable publishing plan for your book.
You’ll learn why many of today’s successful authors are committed self-publishers, others choose hybrid deals (working with small presses or distribution companies), and still others use self-publishing as a launching pad to attract an agent and a big publishing house. But what it takes to be successful—even before editing and design—is to involve early readers so you know you’re writing to an audience that actually exists. This process jumps starts your book marketing and makes book launch and media outreach activities a lot easier and much more fun.
How to choose the right distributors to get your books into the online retailers, independent bookstores, and chain stores.
How to make sure that your book looks just like a book published by a Big 5 publishing house.
About early marketing and post-publication media activities, especially how to guarantee five-star reviews by engaging early readers.
Why you should set up a business as an independent publisher.
What tasks you can do yourself and what you need to hire out, and how to outsource without getting ripped off.
How to choose from the easy and affordable tools and services that help independent publishers succeed.
You’ll walk away with a task list and self-publishing plan that includes all those critical early marketing and post-publication PR tasks you need to succeed.
Carla King has more than thirty years experience as a writer, self-publisher, web developer, and book consultant, and started self-publishing in 1995. In 2010 she started running Self-Publishing Boot Camps and created a series of books, workshops, and online courses. She also runs Destination Published, a consulting service for authors who desire one-on-one help. Carla has been connected with the Silicon Valley self-publishing technology industry from its inception in 2008 and has served as a trusted advisor to authors eager to use today’s tools to reach readers.