Carla King

Biography

Carla King is a self-publishing expert and an adventure travel writer. She has been self-publishing since 1995 and has been teaching, speaking, and writing about publishing since 2005. Her Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors is in its 4th edition. She also authors a blog and book series from her motorcycle journeys in America, Europe, China, India, and Africa. Her writing has been published in Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel, Travelers’ Tales anthologies, and In Search of Adventure: A Wild Travel Anthology. Her book, American Borders, is the first in a series of misadventurous travelogues.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I love Smashwords because Mark is on the cutting edge of everything self-publishing and his blog gives me news I can use to sell my books. The coupon codes alone have helped me grow my email list by making my books free or discounting them steeply. The ability to sell books for $0 helps a lot, too, because it forces Amazon to offer my book for free as well... something you can't do from the Kindle dashboard. Thank you!
What do your fans mean to you?
Lots of people say that your "friends" on social media is a fake thing but these fans have so often become real, in-person friends. I'm on the road a lot and have met so many of them in my travels. I care about them and they care about me, so we're truly friends.
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Where to find Carla King online

Where to buy in print

Books

Stories from Elsewhere
Price: Free! Words: 33,440. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In 1995, Carla King takes a job as a test rider for a company who wants to import a Russian sidecar motorcycle for the American market, thus spending four months breaking down in small towns all around the USA and becoming an expert mechanic. In 1998, she sets off on an illegal journey across China at the invitation of a group of expat American bikers, with similar consequences. In turns hilarious
A Consumer's Guide for Self-Publishers
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This trusted resource reviews tools and services that help you write, edit, format, design, fund, publish, sell, market, and promote your books. Take all the doubt out of your decisions about what vendors to use in your journey as an independent author and keep this reference handy.
What Every Author Needs to Know about Microsoft Word Styles
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Jan. 1, 2025!) Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Reference
This short tutorial shows the novice author how to use Microsoft Word Styles to format their books.
Motorcycling Northern California
You set the price! Words: 17,690. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
Northern California is known for its wines and its lovely meandering backroads from the Sierras to the Sea. MotoSFO insiders share their favorite roads and new discoveries with you in trip descriptions with images, maps, and suggestions on where to sleep, eat, and stop for a moment to take in the view.
American Borders: Breakdowns in Small Towns all around the USA
Series: Fearless. Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 67,420. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This 4-month, 10,000 mile adventure is a comedy of breakdowns in small towns all around the USA. Moments of blissful backroads freedom, cultural connection, and roadside romance are interrupted by cracked welds, electrical gremlins, evil tow truck drivers, tornadoes, and hurricanes. From B.C. to the Blue Ridge, Boquillas to Beverly Hills, a unique and intimate exploration of America's borders.

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