Books by Carla King
The Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK
A comprehensive guide to preparing your manuscript, creating your publishing business, formatting, producing, distributing, selling, and marketing your books. With an extensive table of contents and index.
Carla King's Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors was the blueprint for the indie chapter of my career as a professional writer. In a blizzard of advice and innumerable websites, courses, newsletters and podcasts, that all combined to hit my "overwhelm kill-switch" I pretty much found everything that I needed, including sound best practice advice, in Carla's book. An indispensable compendium for those serious about going it alone. Before you commit, read the King.
Adam Nevill, Bestselling Author and Filmmaker
Ritual Unlimited and author of The Ritual and No One Gets Out Alive
REVIEWS OF WRITING AND PUBLISHING TOOLS AND SERVICES
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Also for Your Publishing Bookshelf
Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM LEGAL LANDMINES
Helen Sedwick's legal handbook for writers and publishers helps you avoid the landmines of copyright, fair use, libel, slander, taxes, and more.
Green-Light Your Book
How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing
This is Brooke Warner's passionate, straight-shooting guide to a changing industry. Written for aspiring authors, previously published authors, and independent publishers, it explains the ever-shifting publishing landscape and helps indie authors understand that they’re up against the status quo, and how to work within the system but also how to subvert the system in order to succeed.
Business Plan In a Day
PREPARE FOR A PROFESSIONAL AUTHOR-PUBLISHER BUSINESS
I've been recommending Rhonda Abrams' business plan workbook for years to authors, editors, designers, assistants, publishers... anyone in the writing and publishing business. This is a workbook you can learn from and scribble in. Make your publishing business a business and not a hobby.
Own Your Niche
HYPE-FREE INTERNET MARKETING TACTICS TO ESTABLISH AUTHORITY IN YOUR FIELD AND PROMOTE YOUR SERVICE-BASED BUSINESS
This marketing strategies in this book are worth their weight in gold and good to know about before you tackle and finish your book project. I'm a strong believer in market research and competitive analysis and this book will help you decide whether to tackle a market that's already full of books or niche down into a better-selling specialty in the arena. The author is the founder and CEO of the Nonfiction Authors Association and a former bookstore owner.
The Business of Being a Writer
Meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term.
Register Your Book
The Essential Guide to ISBNs, Barcodes, Copyright, and LCCNs
The subtitle says it all. This is the definitive guide to book systems by expert David Wogahn.
Examples help you plan your POD book design
Book designer Valerie Brewster created this brilliant idea book of typefaces and calibrated examples demonstrating the strengths and limitations of digital printing for print-on-demand books. See them all in this handy reference, so you can decide how you want your book to look within industry standards. Learn how to accurately estimate length, manage page density, and optimize photos.
ALLi's Guide to Independent Publishing for Authors and Poets
Though it's mainly aimed at fiction authors, there's a fair amount of good business information here for the nonfiction author as well. Penned by ALLi's co-founder Orna A. Ross.