Karen Henrich

Chief Educator

Karen Henrich is a best-selling Amazon author, and her first iTunes app was featured prominently by Apple. Her self-publishing journey started in 2009 after pestering her Parisian publisher as to when her guidebook would go digital. Eventually this disappointing response came in: "Sorry, I haven't got a clue how to do this." So she took her book back!

Armed with strong coffee and a tech/marketing/PR background, she mastered the complexities of digital publishing. Her goal now is to help as many authors as possible to self-publish successfully right out of the gate, and increase their digital content net worth. PRACTICAL PARIS: Everything You Need to Know About Paris But Didn't Know To Ask has consistently been in the Top 100 in its niche and several best-seller categories since 2010.


After a 20 year career in technology, PR/marketing and entrepreneurship, Henrich boldly moved to Paris, France in 2005 upon being struck by a coup de foudre (love at first sight) on a first holiday visit to the City of Light. She started a boutique tour company (Nuit Blanche Tours) and as a result of touring hundreds of visitors around Paris, began writing travel and shopping guides. Just like infamous writers who have paved the way and offered inspiration such as Ernest Hemingway, Anaïs Nin and Gertrude Stein, she largely wrote her guides in Parisian cafés.

Henrich's adventures have been prominently written about in More Magazine, Expatica, National newspapers across Canada, Journeywoman, BonjourParis and other travel authorities. She is also a writer for travel publications, and has contributed to a best-selling National Geographic travel book.