The Open Day Writing Competition – Panel of Judges

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The Open Day Competition is looking for good writing, and an exciting voice…a born storyteller who can engage the reader from page one and build on that in the pages that follow. The 'hook' of the opening chapter is vital in today's competitive market, especially if a writer is focusing on digital publishing. An appealing synopsis is also more important than ever, especially when browsing on the Internet. Besides being the official presentation of your book, it is one of the most valuable … [Read more...]

Gone Writing

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By Mark Lefebvre One of the things I most love about my job is when serendipity leads to an amazing opportunity for a talented writer to be put in front of new readers. Kobo recently launched an amazing promotion that has partially been a celebration of the new movie version of the bestselling thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and partially a way to celebrate the release of our new deluxe waterproof eReader, the Kobo Auro H20.  (I'm certain if you're familiar with the novel, you can … [Read more...]

My Speech at the SilverWood Books Open Day

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We loved sharing the stage with Debbie Young at the recent SilverWood Books Open House - here are her thoughts and the text of her amazing talk, right from Debbie's blog. … [Read more...]

FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR SELF-PUBLISHING AND AUTHOR PROGRAM

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Kobo Writing Life is delighted to take part in Frankfurt Book Fair and to support the Fair’s International Self-Publishing and Author program on this occasion. SPECIAL OFFER FOR KWL AUTHORS The program includes: Tours through Hall 8.0, with stops at key self-publishing companies Face-to-face meetings with publishing professionals, service providers and fellow authors Industry discussions on global self-publishing trends Seminars with how-to advice and best practices for … [Read more...]

Open Day Writing Competition

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    To celebrate the 2014 Writing & Self-Publishing Open Day, Kobo Writing Life and SilverWood Books are delighted to announce an exciting new writing competition. The Open Day Writing Competition is geared towards original, unpublished or self-published, fictional, English language manuscripts.  The manuscript submitted must be the entrant’s own work, and the entrant must own the copyright to all work in its entirety. One Winner and one Runner Up will be selected … [Read more...]

READ HOPE, WIN A KOBO H2O AND $5000: Kobo’s Going Going Gone Contest, featuring Hope Sze

We are delighted to have worked with KWL author Melissa Yi on this exciting project, helping more readers discover her amazing Hope Sze character and a chance for someone to win $5000 and a Kobo Aura H2O . . . … [Read more...]

Kevin J. Anderson visits Kobo HQ!

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Award-winning and #1 international bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson was in Toronto last week and stopped by to visit the Kobo head office. Kevin is the author of more than 125 books, more than fifty of which have been national or international bestsellers. In addition to this, as the publishers of WordFire Press, Kevin and his wife Rebecca Moesta have released more than a hundred eBooks from over 25 authors. He also hosts the annual Superstars Writing Seminars, which teaches writers the … [Read more...]

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