Carla King – Book Identifiers, Library Systems, and Your Copyright Page
What they are, why you need them, and how to manage them so you keep ownership of your book
Be free to self-publish or get an agent and a traditional publishing deal
How do you remain free to self-publish while you are looking for an agent and a traditional publishing deal? How do you create a manuscript that readers and agents want? How do you keep your book data out of the clutches of unscrupulous vanity presses?
This course will help you prepare your manuscript and your author platform without making so many of the mistakes most authors make. You’ll learn:
- Why you need to buy your own ISBNs so you don’t get trapped with a service that may prevent you from getting a publishing deal.
- How to cultivate critique partners and early readers into fans and a street team marketing machine.
- How to do the research and market analysis that will help you position your book in the right category, price it, and develop your brand.
- How to create a high-converting website and email newsletter so you can market directly to your fans.
- How to self-edit using electronic tools and early readers before you invest in a professional editor.
This course is a shortcut to preparing your book for rave reviews come launch time whether you self-publish, publish with a traditional house, or make a hybrid deal with a small press or distributor. You’ll learn everything it took me a decade to learn, and benefit from a system I’ve been using to teach hundreds of authors in one-on-one consultations, workshops, and in this online course.
Start building your author platform now
Here’s a secret. Marketing actually begins in the manuscript preparation phase with market research and early readers who will help you with story development as you work on your book and with editors who help you perfect your final manuscript. Meanwhile, your author website converts site visitors to email list subscribers and you communicate with even more potential fans using social media.
Those early readers? They’re your marketing street team. Enthusiastic fans who will help spread the word about your book when it’s published.
The Self-Publishing Freedom Course shows you how to make good decisions as you shift between your roles as author and publisher, positioning yourself for success with a quality manuscript and early marketing to build your platform and ready yourself for five star reviews.
Self-publishing may be your final goal or a first step in your career as an independent author. There’s nothing to stop you from becoming a hybrid author who self-publishes some books and, for others, uses an agent to publish with the traditional publishing houses.
There will be homework, worksheets, to-do lists, and other extras to help you adjust your strategy and realize the vision you have for your book and your future as an author. There is a private Facebook group for questions, encouragement, and community. And there is a 30-day 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
Go from dabbling and waiting and wandering through the forest of choices and make the right decisions to transform yourself from a writer to an independent author with the knowledge, confidence, and freedom to do what’s best for your book and your career.
Now… let’s do this!
Carla King is the founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp educational series of books and workshops. With a background in technical writing and a passion for travel, she ed self-publishing her bicycle and motorcycle adventure travel books in 1994. Since then, Carla has helped many others in their writing and publishing journeys.
King has been known as a leader in self-publishing education since 2010 with Self-Pub Boot Camp courses and books and her Destination Published concierge services. She organizes the self-publishing and technology track for the San Francisco Writers Conference, works as an industry advisor, speaks at publishing conferences, podcasts, and other events.
As the author of many books (on adventure travel) and as a publishing consultant, her firsthand knowledge makes King one of the most trusted guides in the industry. Her Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors is the most comprehensive how-to manual for independent authors today. Authors and publishers around the world also count on her Consumer’s Guide for Self-Publishers with reviews of the tools and services that help independent authors publish.
- Overview and goals (1:41)
- What is an ISBN? (4:03)
- Purchasing ISBNs (6:32)
- How to assign ISBNs (2:23)
- When to assign a new ISBN or replace an old ISBN (1:42)
- Managing your ISBN records (11:41)
- All About ISBNs Webinar Replay (63:15)
- How to get your book back from a vanity press (3:42)
- Registering Your Book for the US Library Market
- Nailing Your Copyright Page
- Filing for Copyright: How To and Why
- Thank you