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Everything You Want to Know About Publishing but Have Been Afraid to Ask

Publishing Course 1

Thursday October 21, 2021
3 PM PDT | 4 PM MDT | 5 PM CDT | 6 PM EDT

90 minutes on Zoom – 60 minutes and 30 Q&A

Can’t make it? The workshop will be recorded! 

Catch the free Q&A on Thursday October 14th

On this FREE Zoom event about publishing, we’re going to answer your questions about how to decide what publishing path you want to take for your book. We understand that the process feels overwhelming and is fraught with potential landmines, and it’s hard to know where to start.

This free call will also help us address your questions in detail about the October 21 workshop: Everything You Want to Know About Publishing but have been Afraid to Ask.

Sign up here. 

Carla King and I want to help you become a successful author. In our NAMW coaching calls and discussions over the last few years, I’ve noticed that there is a great deal of confusion about how to publish your memoir —and that many of you are unfamiliar with all the steps to take to help you successfully get your memoir into the world.

Many of you comment that it’s a challenge to publish through the traditional-agented means—especially now that there are only four major publishing houses.

That means you must find your way through the maze of self-publishing options—is the correct name “indie” or “hybrid” or “self-publishing?” There are so many questions, and we look forward to discussing them with you.

We understand that the process feels overwhelming and is fraught with potential landmines. So in this course, you’ll come away with the knowledge you need to choose a path.

  • Which path is best for your goals: traditional-agented, hybrid, or self-publishing.
  • How long it takes to publish in each path..
  • The costs—what you need to do yourself and what you can hire out.
  • Some pieces of the publishing journey—no matter how you publish—are the same. So you can start taking action now.

We are bringing this course back by popular demand—people asked for it again after the first series earlier in the year. We’re offering a new series of live Zoom workshops, roadmaps, handouts, charts, and a logical plan to help you get started on publishing your book and becoming invested in making the best choice for your project.

Carla and Linda Joy have been involved in getting their books published, all the way back to previous eras when there were fewer choices.

Join us for this introductory course:

  1. Self-Pub vs. Hybrid vs. Indie vs. Agents & Big Pub
  2. Keeping Your Options Open–the ISBN is Your Key to Freedom
  3. Beware the Vanity Presses
  4. The Good Guys & Gals of Publishing
  5. Offset Print, POD, ebooks, and Audiobooks, Oh My!
  6. Your Website and Blog
  7. Reader Outreach–Email and Landing Page and Freebie
  8. Book Marketing as a Real Human
  9. Doing Business as an Author-Publisher

You’ll get the following class materials

  • A comprehensive list of the publishing terms you need to know
  • A list of publishing tools you can put to work for you right now
  • A review of the each of the important self-publishing companies

Publishing Series by Carla King & Linda Joy Myers

Everything You Want to Know About Publishing but Have Been Afraid to Ask

Thursday October 21, 2021
3 PM PDT | 4 PM MDT | 5 PM CDT | 6 PM EDT

Members – $49
Non-Members – $69

Carla King and I want to help you become a successful author. In our NAMW coaching calls and discussions over the last few years, I’ve noticed that there is a great deal of confusion about how to publish your memoir —and that many of you are unfamiliar with all the steps to take to help you successfully get your memoir into the world.

Many of you comment that it’s a challenge to publish through the traditional-agented means—especially now that there are only four major publishing houses.

Click here to learn more and sign up.

Publishing for Memoirists: The Steps You Need to Take to Successfully Publish Your Memoir in 2022

Thurs Nov 4, 2021
Thurs Nov 18, 2021
Free introduction: Thursday Nov 4, 2021
Course: Thursday Nov 18, 2021

3 PM PST | 4 PM MST | 5 PM CST | 6 PM EST
90 minutes on Zoom – 60 minutes and 30 Q&A
Price: $69 Non-members / $49 for NAMW members

Many authors believe that publishing your book independently is simply about getting your book designed, formatted, and uploaded to stores, so it’s no wonder the average self-published book sells only 200 copies. You can do better by following a proven process to find your community of readers and peers, to get your book into as many hands as possible, to build a platform, and to follow a launch plan.

Click here to learn more.

Three Easy Ways to Grow Your Email List… And You Don’t Even Need a Website!

Coming Soon!

VALUABLE BONUSES include Carla’s Build Your Platform online course, a $49 value.

You’ve heard that you need to grow your email list so you can sell your book when it launches, but how do you even start? This second course in our publishing series guides you step-by-step through a process that really works. We think you’ll even have fun with it… really!

Click here to learn more and sign up for the class

Book Marketing Basics: How to Think About It and How to Do It and Stay Sane

Coming soon!

VALUABLE BONUSES include Carla’s Distribute Your Book online course, a $49 value.

Learn about the services that will get your ebook, print book, and audiobook out into the world. This course will prepare you for the formatting and design work you need to do to ready your book for distribution. It will get you thinking about book marketing strategies on launch day, taking advantage of the marketing programs some of the online retailers provide. For example, you’ll learn why so many authors use the exclusive Amazon KDP Select program to sell their ebook instead of “going wide” to all the ebook stores. You’ll learn about metadata, and exactly how many words and characters you are allowed to use in your book description and author bio. Book categories and keywords? BISAC codes? We’ll go there, too!

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Carla King

Carla King is one the most trusted experts in the self-publishing world today. A former technical writer turned travel writer, she self-published her first book, a cycling guide to the south of France, in 1994. In 1995, she pioneered the art of real time online dispatches to the internet, now called blog posts, from a journey around America on the saddle of a cranky Russian motorcycle. In 2004, she self-published the edited posts as a memoir titled American Borders. For almost two decades Carla has tracked the evolution of publishing technology, serving both as an industry consultant and author advocate on their path to successful independent publishing. Her Destination Published consulting services and the Self-Publishing Boot Camp educational program of books, online courses, and workshops serve groups and individual authors. Carla is a popular blogger, speaker, and conference organizer in the worlds of both publishing and adventure travel. Find out more at SelfPubBootCamp.com

Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D.

Linda Joy Myers is the founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, and has been teaching memoir for over twenty-five years. A therapist for forty-plus years, Linda weaves a deep understanding of family dynamics and the process of healing with her expertise on craft—finding the moments of meaning that reveal your truth. The author of two prize-winning memoirs, Don’t Call Me Mother and Song of the Plains, Linda Joy teaches Write your Memoir in Six Months with Brooke Warner. Twenty years ago, Linda Joy traveled the self-publishing path for two books—and celebrates that now it’s much easier, especially with the tools and techniques available.

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