Here’s what I do

Teaching, presenting, leading workshops, consulting, writing, and publishing. Helping authors and emerging small presses publish well. It’s what I do. Contact me with questions or proposals here. I look forward to hearing from you!


Carla King, Adventure Travel Journalist, Author, and Self-Publishing Expert

Carla King


Self-Publishing Boot Camp Online Course

Learn how to prepare your manuscript, create your publishing business, make, distribute, sell, and market your book. This is a self-paced online course with lifetime access, office hours, a private Facebook group, my 344-page self-publishing guide, and more. Find it here.

Self-Publishing Boot Camp Courses for Independent Authors by Carla King


One-on-one or group help

Need individual consulting for you or a group? Please let me know. I’m happy to talk about your book project, publishing company set up, conference, or workshop.


Speaking and teaching live and in webinars

I speak at conferences and workshops often. You can hire me to teach a workshop or a course, speak to a group or at a conference. I love live events!


Customized user guides

Does your company need a customized guide to self-publishing processes? I can customize my content to feature yours. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Hire me, instead. It’s faster and, better yet, it’ll be correct, up-to-date, and sympathetic to your readers.


Please let me know how I can help.



PS: Here are some other things that can help you in your journey to publishing to five-star reviews.


Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors 4th Edition Carla Kingmy latest guidE

The Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, 4th Edition



The toolkit contains:

  1. The Consumer’s Guide for Self-Publishers reviews over 170 products and services that independent authors and small presses need to know about. It includes the big names you know like Amazon CreateSpace and IngramSpark, BookBub and Instafreebie, Smashwords and Draft2Digital, and a lot of services you never heard of that help you do business as an author, write, edit, design, format, market, and sell your book. You’re going to love it!
  2. A Metadata Cheat Sheet that helps you create the right word count for book descriptions and keywords in Amazon CreateSpace and KDP, Smashwords, IngramSpark, and other POD publishers.
  3. A Book Launch Checklist so you can start planning activities that will make yours a success.

Consumers Guide to Self-Publishing Tools & Services Boot Camp Carla King