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Carla King

Carla King - Designer

San Diego, CA, United States

Author Friendly formatting, distribution, editing, design, tools and services consult, book production, and other self-publishing services.

Overview

I started self-publishing in 1994, and I've been helping other authors since 2005. In 2010 I founded the Self-Publishing Boot Camp educational program of books and workshops. In 2016 I launched Author Friendly, a service that does it for you - publishing plan, formatting, distribution, websites, social media, etc. - because I finally figured out that authors really don't want to do everything themselves! Better to just write. I live in San Diego and Baja, California, but travel to my native San Francisco and north to Oregon to visit friends and family and for writers conferences. Schedule a free 15 minute consultation. (510) 230-4262

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Computers & Internet Economics Education & Reference Home & Garden New Age Publishing Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Sports & outdoor recreation Technology Travel

Work experience

Founder

Author Friendly

January, 2016 – Present (11 months)

Author Friendly begins with a customized publishing plan to determine your needs and costs so there are no surprises. Most authors choose the tasks they want to do themselves and use the Author Friendly team of trusted professionals to get the rest done. Maybe you just need a manuscript edited and formatted, a cover designed, a website, blog, or social media establishment. Or perhaps you need full-service production from start to finish. Wherever you are in your publishing journey, Carla and her “author-friendly” team is there to make your book the best it can possibly be.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Troubled Mission: Fighting For Love, Spirituality, and Human Rights in Violence-Ridden Peru

John Wagner

What happens when, after a life-changing study-tour of Peru, a successful US attorney abandons his law practice to volunteer with a religious organization and travel to Peru to fight for human rights in the midst of a culture of violence and terror? Not what he expected. In his sometimes romantic, sometimes terrifying, always inspiring memoir, John Wagner searches for love, spirituality, and t... read more

What happens when, after a life-changing study-tour of Peru, a successful US attorney abandons his law practice to volunteer with a religious organization and travel to Peru to fight for human rights in the midst of a culture of violence and terror? Not what he expected. In his sometimes romantic, sometimes terrifying, always inspiring memoir, John Wagner searches for love, spirituality, and t... read more

Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears

Penny Rosenwasser

"Thank you" is what I thought I was supposed to say, when told I didn't 'look Jewish.'" What will make it irresistible for Jewish women to free ourselves of internalized anti-Semitism? This book responds with a rare blend of healing stories, fascinating history and a fair-minded perspective on Israel-Palestine -- asking us to love ourselves enough to face our fears without acting on them. Anch... read more

"Thank you" is what I thought I was supposed to say, when told I didn't 'look Jewish.'" What will make it irresistible for Jewish women to free ourselves of internalized anti-Semitism? This book responds with a rare blend of healing stories, fascinating history and a fair-minded perspective on Israel-Palestine -- asking us to love ourselves enough to face our fears without acting on them. Anch... read more

Granny Gets A New Knee: and a whole lot more

Louise Chegwidden

A knee replacement guide written by an experienced Physical Therapist, with a twist - a bonus story told through family conversations, as the matriarch prepares for her surgery. After years of knee pain from the wear and tear associated with osteoarthritis, Granny schedules her surgery and takes a class to learn the exercises or 'lessons' she will need to help her after the surgery. Ms. Linda,... read more

A knee replacement guide written by an experienced Physical Therapist, with a twist - a bonus story told through family conversations, as the matriarch prepares for her surgery. After years of knee pain from the wear and tear associated with osteoarthritis, Granny schedules her surgery and takes a class to learn the exercises or 'lessons' she will need to help her after the surgery. Ms. Linda,... read more

Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel

Lisa Alpine, Jacqueline Butler, Pamela Michael, Cathleen Miller, Carla King, Lauren Cuthbert, Danielle Machotka, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Lynn Ferrin, Jennifer Leo

Gone are the days when women stayed at home, while men did all the intrepid travelling and exploring. This is a collection of travel tales by women.

Gone are the days when women stayed at home, while men did all the intrepid travelling and exploring. This is a collection of travel tales by women.

Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, 3rd Ed: How to prepare, publish, promote and sell your ebooks and print books

Carla S King

Carla King's self-publishing books have been the go-to guides for authors since 2010. This new edition has been already been downloaded by tens of thousands of authors to help them in their indie author journey. In it, she curates a list of affordable tools and services you can trust and warns you against companies with expensive fees who prey on authors eager to publish. Whether you're writin... read more

Carla King's self-publishing books have been the go-to guides for authors since 2010. This new edition has been already been downloaded by tens of thousands of authors to help them in their indie author journey. In it, she curates a list of affordable tools and services you can trust and warns you against companies with expensive fees who prey on authors eager to publish. Whether you're writin... read more

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