Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Creative Penn, Mark Lefebvre, and Kobo Writing Life

Another great self-publishing blog is The Creative Penn, by Joanna Penn: a writing, publishing and marketing blog. This week, Joanna interviews our own Mark Lefebvre about Kobo Writing Life! In her post, she mentions some great tips for KWL users, like: “Firstly, make sure there’s a link from your website. Many authors just list Amazon. Kobo wants to be a

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Event: Self-publish & market your book

If you happen to be in the Toronto area, come to the Professional Writers Association of Canada’s event: Self-Publish & Market Your Book.  Thursday November 22nd, 2012 7pm – 9pm Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Room R318, 750 Spadina Avenue Toronto ON, M5S 2J2 Listen to author Harry van Bommel, freelance writer Paul Lima, and Kobo Writing Life’s own Mark

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Joe Nassise: A Real Class Act

Joseph Nassise, a veteran of both traditional publishing and digital self-publishing has seen success in both worlds.  Through a combination of keeping an open mind, engaging in experimentation, and above all, adapting and persevering, he has been able to not only navigate the digital publishing world, but also help others on their journey. Joseph knows how to successfully format, package

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Whose English is it, Anyway? Spelling for an International Audience

by M. A. Demers When publishers distribute a book internationally they will often change the text to meet regional spelling conventions; thus one will find, for example, that the U.S.-published Harry Potter uses American spelling while the British and Canadian versions use British spelling. For the self-publisher distributing a single file worldwide, this is not usually an option. Which spelling,

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“What if nobody likes it?” Author Brian Keene tackles a writer’s self-doubt

Brian Keene, American horror author, tackles the thorny issue of “Writer’s Block” on his blog with the post “What if nobody likes it?” Although he asserts that there’s no such thing as Writer’s Block, he does acknowledge that sometimes, life still gets in the way. ‘I’d rather play video games tonight’ is not a valid excuse. But there are times

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