Carla King, Self-Publishing Expert, Indie AuthorHi, I’m Carla King, an ex-tech writer, adventure travel journalist, and a little bit of a geek. Over the years I’ve written seven books and produced dozens of online magazines, ebooks and web-books on adventure travel and self-publishing, both of which are my passions in work and life.

I’ve been self-publishing since 1994. In 2008 I started teaching other authors how to self-publish. And in 2010, when the self-publishing “industry” kicked in, I started writing about self-publishing for PBS MediaShift. My columns are compiled in a book called How to Self-Publish Your Book, and I also penned The Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, now in its second edition. You can find these in the Books section of this site, and in all the usual online and brick-and-mortar booksellers.

My mission is to keep abreast of new technologies, products and services authors can use to create your books and make them available to the widest possible audience. That is what I love to do. Other than write about adventure travel, of course. (Find it here, at

If you want to get up to speed on self-publishing, my Self-Publishing Boot Camp is the place to be. It started as a physical event in San Francisco as a gathering of experts and founders in the self-publishing industry to educate authors in one information-packed day. Whew!

I finally started recording these sessions to offer them virtually, because everybody can’t come to these weekends in California. (I wish you could!) I hope you’ll join me… virtually!

My mission is to guide you on your indie author journey from book creation to distribution and ongoing marketing. To save you a lot of time and money spent in experimentation, bad choices and dead ends by recommending a path suited to you using the most effective processes and the most reputable providers.

I’ve created this virtual environment for you to learn from me and other experts in the comfort of your home or office. Some of the offerings include membership in a private community for online discussions with your peers and I also offer live video hangouts.

If you need coaching, I offer group coaching in summer and spring, and have a very limited number of spots for individual coaching. All this virtual stuff is great, I love it, but I also enjoy one-on-one conversations with authors, so please contact me. I look forward to guiding you in your journey to successful publication.

All the best,
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