Carla King PANEL: Self-Publishing Options, Opportunities, and Strategies

During this panel discussion, our experts will discuss various ways you can self-publish your book using services like IngramSpark, Lulu, and Draft2Digital. We will also explain hybrid publishing and how to know which self-publishing path to choose to meet your own goals. Bring your questions and prepare to take a lot of notes!





Carla King is the founder of Self-Publishing Boot Camp, a series of educational books, online courses, and workshops that empower independent authors to finish, market, and publish their books. A former technical writer, Carla’s mission is to demystify the tech tools that make publishing easier.

Carla self-published her first book, a guidebook to bicycling the South of France, in 1994. In 2008, when the self-publishing industry exploded, she started reviewing all the new tech tools for authors. She penned a monthly column on self-publishing at PBS and was also an early contributor to the IngramSpark blog, where she authored three publishing guides and sat on the advisory board.

In addition to the travel guide, a memoir and two anthologies, Carla has published eight books on self-publishing. Her free Consumer’s Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers reviews the tools, products, and services that help authors independently publish. The 5th edition of her Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors is a meticulous step-by-step how-to guide.

Carla also teaches the Book Publishing Master Course for the Nonfiction Authors Association.

Find Carla’s books and author services at and her courses at