Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors
3rd Edition, 2015
Available in PDF, MOBI and EPUB. Print coming soon!
Carla King’s self-publishing books have been the go-to guides for authors since 2010.This new edition has been downloaded by tens of thousands of authors to help them in their indie author journey. In it, she curates a list of affordable tools and services you can trust and warns you against companies with expensive fees who prey on authors eager to publish. This guide is a thorough but friendly tour of the process with to-do and checklists lists to make the best decision and get you started on the publishing path that’s right for you. Whether you’re writing fiction, non-fiction, or creating a full-color print book, you’ll learn how to produce and distribute it it in print and all the popular ebook formats with technologies that do most of the work for you.
If you’re thinking about joining the self-publishing revolution, Carla King’s new edition of Self-Publishing Boot Camp is where you should start. From trusted vendors to top software, from branding to blogging, Carla has practical, real-world advice based on her own years of successful self-publishing. I highly recommend this book. —Joel Friedlander, TheBookDesigner.com
Topics include choosing the right tools for book creation and distribution, running your publishing business, author brand and platform, social media marketing and traditional promotion, hybrid publishing with trusted partners, raising money for your book, sales and distribution, metadata, SEO, and book discovery in Amazon and all the online retailers, selling in brick-and-mortar bookstores, formatting and conversion, EPUB, MOBI for Kindle and creating full-color, fixed-layout books for the new tablet readers, printing, websites and blogs, and getting your book into libraries.
Carla King’s excellent guide is a must-read for anyone thinking about publishing their own work. I beg you to read her this book before you even write your first word and you’ll have a better understanding of how to bring a book to fruition and then to be successful in the marketplace. She’s a great friend to the Indie community and provides this valuable resource as a gift of love. —Robin Cutler, IngramSpark
The Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors steps you through the entire self-publishing process. The pre-release version of this guide was downloaded tens of thousands of times by authors eager to jump into the self-publishing journey. Join them with this guide by an expert who has been training authors how to self-publish since 2008 with her Self-Pub Boot Camp series of books and workshops.
Carla King’s Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors is a must read for every author. Her book is a comprehensive, accessible, with a practical look at all aspects of the vast and constantly changing world of self-publishing. Whether a debut writer or one with a backlist, I recommend keeping the reference at hand and referring to it often. It’s like having your own personal guru in your hip pocket. The demands on the successful authorpreneur are seemingly endless, and having Self-Publishing Boot Camp to turn to lightens the load. —Barbara Hinske, author of the Rosemont series of novels
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Carla King’s Self-Publishing Boot Camp books have been the go-to guides for authors since 2011. They’ve been so successful they’ve launched a series of seminars and workshops. Now Ms. King returns with the highly anticipated 3rd edition of her guide. —BookBaby
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