This complete guide walks you through the entire self-publishing journey from start to finish. Comprehensive, yet accessible, concepts and procedures are explained in plain language. A practical look at all aspects of the vast and constantly changing world of self-publishing.
Available in print and all ebook formats everywhere.
Carla King’s self-publishing books have been the go-to guides for authors since 2010. In this edition of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, publishing expert Carla King curates a list of affordable tools and services you can trust and provides best practices for all authors. Better yet, she warns you against companies with expensive fees who prey on authors eager to publish.
This guide is a thorough and friendly tour of the process with action items, to-do lists, and checklists to make good decisions, avoid getting trapped in any single service, and to help you on your publishing journey from start to finish.
Whether you’re writing fiction, non-fiction, or creating a full-color print book, you’ll learn how to produce and distribute it in print and all the popular ebook formats with technologies that do most of the work for you.
This new edition has been downloaded by tens of thousands of authors to help them in their indie author journey.
If you’re thinking about joining the self-publishing revolution, Carla King’s new edition of Self-Publishing Boot Camp is where you should start. From trusted vendors to top software, from branding to blogging, Carla has practical, real-world advice based on her own years of successful self-publishing. I highly recommend this book. —Joel Friedlander, TheBookDesigner.com
This new edition combines all the updated information from Carla’s books published on the topic since 2010!
Topics include choosing the right tools for book creation and distribution, running your publishing business, author brand and platform, social media marketing and traditional promotion, hybrid publishing with trusted partners, raising money for your book, sales and distribution, metadata, keywords, SEO, and book discovery in Amazon and all the online retailers, selling in brick-and-mortar bookstores, formatting and conversion, EPUB, MOBI for Kindle and creating full-color, fixed-layout books for the new tablet readers, printing, websites and blogs, and getting your book into libraries.
Carla King’s excellent guide is a must-read for anyone thinking about publishing their own work. I beg you to read her this book before you even write your first word and you’ll have a better understanding of how to bring a book to fruition and then to be successful in the marketplace. She’s a great friend to the Indie community and provides this valuable resource as a gift of love. —Robin Cutler, IngramSpark
Carla King’s Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors is a must read for every author. Her book is a comprehensive, accessible, with a practical look at all aspects of the vast and constantly changing world of self-publishing. Whether a debut writer or one with a backlist, I recommend keeping the reference at hand and referring to it often. It’s like having your own personal guru in your hip pocket. The demands on the successful authorpreneur are seemingly endless, and having Self-Publishing Boot Camp to turn to lightens the load. — Barbara Hinske, author of the Rosemont series of novels