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Self-Publishing Course 4:

Book Distribution & Direct Sales: How to Publish & Sell Your Book on Amazon and Far, Far Beyond

Zoom Class with Carla King and Linda Joy Myers

TBA
90 minutes on Zoom – 60 minutes and 30 minutes Q&A
$99 / $79 for NAMW Members

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!

We’ll cover how to get your book in bricks-and-mortar stores, libraries, and online retailers, as well as how to sell your book directly from your website.

  • Amazon KDP
  • Kobo Writing Life
  • IngramSpark
  • Smashwords
  • Draft2Digital
  • PublishDrive
  • StreetLib
  • Bublish
  • BookBaby
  • Blurb
  • Leanpub
  • eCommerce systems

So please join us for this 90-minute workshop and receive forever access to the Distribute Your Book online course.

“After spending months researching the self-publishing process, and spending thousands of dollars, there were still so many unknowns and I needed help. I reached out to Carla, who guided me in a new direction. It’s not just her expertise in the industry, she is genuinely rooting for you and your success, and she reinvigorated me and boosted my confidence. Her guidance has been invaluable. I wish I’d known about her before I started this crazy journey.”

— Kathy Tong, Not-Quite-Supermodel

“Carla has always been one of the most generous and supportive mentors in the community. I’m always blown away by how much useful, real world information she provides. I self-published two books based almost solely on her incredibly helpful advice. She gave me the tools and confidence I needed to make my dream a reality.” 

— Michelle Lamphere: The Butterfly Route, A Memoir

“Ever since first meeting Carla King at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference many years ago, I’ve been blown away by not only her personal life adventures, but her renaissance-like mastery of so many different areas. She’s a prolific writer, incredible marketer, inspiring presenter, teacher, and has a staggering grasp of multiple technologies that are necessary these days to be a successful writer in a rapidly changing world. She’s a remarkable teacher, able to lead groups while also giving her students a voice and a chance for democratic input. There is truly never a shortage of things to learn from her.”

— Rachel Sara Thurston, Multimedia Storyteller 

“Carla has an infectious, bright personality and generous willingness to help others work their way through the jungle of self-publishing. It was her first self-publishing guide and her enthusiasm that encouraged me to successfully publish four books.”

— Tamara Merrill, The Augustus Family Trilogy, Konstellation Press

Book Distribution & Direct Sales: How to Publish & Sell Your Book on Amazon and Far, Far Beyond

Publishing Series by Carla King & Linda Joy Myers

How to Sell Your Book to Bookstores, Libraries, and Online Retailers

Book Distribution and Direct Sales Basics

TBA
90 minutes on Zoom – 60 minutes and 30 minutes Q&A
$99 / $79 for NAMW Members

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!

Click here to learn more and sign up for the class

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

Monday March 1st, 2021
3 PM PST | 4 PM MST | 5 PM CST | 6 PM EST
90 minutes on Zoom – 60 minutes and 30 minutes Q&A
$99 / $79 for NAMW Members

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

Publishing for Memoirists: The Steps You Need to Take to Successfully Publish Your Memoir in 2021

Feb 8, 2021 (Replay available)

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 and purchase the class recording

Publishing Course 1

Everything You Want to Know About Self-Publishing but Are Afraid to Ask

Jan 25, 2021 (Replay available)

Carla King and I want to help you become a successful author. In our NAMW coaching calls and teleseminars over the last few years, I’ve noticed that there is a great deal of confusion and many questions about how to get your memoir published. Many of you have noticed that it’s nearly impossible through the traditional means—especially now that there are only three major publishing houses. That means you must find your way through the maze of self-publishing options—or is it “indie” or hybrid? Yes, there are so many questions, and we will answer them.

On this FREE call we’re going to address many of the major questions about how to decide what path you want to take. We understand that the process feels overwhelming and is fraught with potential landmines, and it’s hard to know where to start.

Click here to learn more and sign up to get the free recording

Carla King

Carla King is one of 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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