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What Are Your Questions about Publishing? 

Free Zoom Q&A with Carla King and Linda Joy Myers

 

Thurs Oct 14, 2021
3 PM PDT | 4 PM MDT | 5 PM CDT | 6 PM EDT
45 minutes on Zoom  

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 to received Zoom info and recording.

“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

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.

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.

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!

Click here to learn more and sign up for the class

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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