Get unstuck. Get motivated. Get productive.

Just a few hours from now you can have a clear path to publishing successfully.

Carla King

Hi, I’m Carla King, founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp

I've been helping authors publish for over 15 years, individually and in groups, in person and online. I also help publishing professionals like editors, agents, and designers understand the self-publishing process so they can help their clients.

Chances are, I can help you figure out your next steps quickly and efficiently so you don't have to spend unnecessary time and money experimenting and hitting dead ends.

I am happy to meet you where you are with your goals, budget, and aspirations.

This Spot Check service was inspired by dozens of authors who wanted me to help them get unstuck, motivated, and productive, and to publish with confidence.

We'll start with a short talk to make sure I can help you.

Before your session...

Please fill out the form below to help guide your coaching session. Include links to your website, social media, books, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule my appointment?

Upon purchasing coaching, you'll receive further instructions on how to book a time for your appointment.


Can I purchase coaching more than once?

Absolutely! If you find yourself in need of more coaching, let's talk about scheduling blocks of time at affordable rates.

Can you refer me to editors, designers, and other professionals?

Yes! Part of the value of our session is recommendations to specific professionals I trust to help you.

Self-Pub Spot Check Pricing

You'll send me your links, manuscript, and questions.

I'll create a critique or plan (whatever is necessary). Then we'll talk for an hour.

Email followup is included.


$500

Self-Pub Spot Check

Because you need to know what to do next

Sometimes you need someone to help you figure out your next steps. Send me your manuscript and your goals and I'll review it and return an evaluation.


At what point would you want this service?


  • Do avoid embarrassing mistakes.
  • If you think your book is finished and you want to know if your book design, formatting, and copyright pages are correct.
  • If you're about to invest in printing and distribution and suspect that there are better options.
  • If you want to stay free to self-publish while to seek an agent and a publishing deal.


Let me know how you're stuck and let me help you take the next steps and publish with confidence.

Send me your questions, manuscript, and links.

I'll review and evaluate your materials and your goals, then send it to you for your review.

We'll discuss each step and work on the plan together.

During our face-to-face Zoom conversation we'll nail down goals and activities.

We can follow-up via email for final steps.

I'm available for Q&A and to check your final book to make sure it's ready for publication.