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Meet Carla

I love all things traveling, motorcycling, publishing, and connecting with other writers. Got a question?

Hello, I'm Carla King. I can help you finish and independently publish your book.

I know how exhausting the self-publishing process can be. I also know how deeply fulfilling it is to publish a book.
 
Like you, I am many things. A self-publishing expert and founder of the Self-Pub Boot Camp series of guides, online courses, and workshops. Host of the Author Friendly podcast. Author of books and stories about adventure travel. Obsessive reader of many genres. Silicon Valley technical writer. Low-tide beachcomber. Lover of gardening. Rider of anything with two (or 3) wheels. And much more.

Above all, I'm in love with writing, reading, and the human connection. I live to make sure everyone I work with learns how to publish well and connect with their readers.

Together we'll learn figure out what it takes to find your readers and create a fan base who can help you finish and launch your book.

Together we'll do all the things to make your book a professional quality publication you can be proud of.

A few tips and a free gift

I have a few tips for you to get started down the right path in your publishing journey. These tips are the most important guidance I have for authors just starting to seek advice on how to self-publish.

Click the tabs to reveal 5 valuable tips

This is just scratching the surface, so make sure you get the free ebook and cheatsheets revealed in Tip 5.

  • TIP 1
  • TIP 2
  • TIP 3
  • Tip 4
  • Tip 5

Purchase your own ISBNs

Own your own ISBN! (Actually, purchase 10 or 100 ISBNs.) That way, you’ll never be trapped with a publisher, product, or service. Purchase them from an authorized agent like Bowker. In some countries they're free. Sadly, in the US, they're pretty expensive. But consider it freedom insurance!

There's lots to know about the ISBN. Such as the Publisher ID is necessary for you to get an LCCN and CIP block. What's that!? you ask. Don't worry. I cover all that in my guide.

Click to TIP 2 in the folder tab above. 

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