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

FREE Zoom Class with Carla King and Linda Joy Myers

January 25, 2021
3 PM PST | 4 PM MST | 5 PM CST | 6 PM EST

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.

We will discuss an overview of what needs to be done, how much it costs, what you need to do yourself and what you can hire out. You’ll leave with a roadmap to the self-publishing journey so you can start taking action now.

And that’s not all: We’re offering a series of workshops this spring with Zoom workshops, roadmaps, handouts, charts, and a logical plan to help you get started on publishing your book and becoming invested in making the choices for your publishing company and yourself as an author. Both Carla and Linda Joy have been involved in self-publishing, all the way back to previous eras when it was MUCH harder.

Join us for this FREE overview and introduction!

  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 Self-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

Sign up for our free event below. Join us for our new Zoom Workshop:

Check out this upcoming event from Carla King and Linda Joy Myers on February

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

Monday, February 8, 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 – $49 for NAMW members

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.