Category Archives: Self-Publishing

Team KoBoWriMo: Week Three


10 days to go! This week we wanted to know, what have our WriMos been working on, anyways? Mark –28,023. “It’s a horror novel about an old abandoned hippie commune, inspired by a visit to an actual abandoned community that I discovered this past summer not far from Kelowna, BC. After researching that commune, I created a completely fictional commune

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How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors


Publishing expert Jane Friedman recently posted an amazing list of resources for authors on her blog, and we found it so helpful we wanted to share an excerpt here. Many thanks to Jane for her permission to do so! Find the full list at Excellent Book-Length Guides Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant How to

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Birth of a Novel


  By Sally Jenkins Two things happened in October 2013 which made that year’s NaNoWriMo particularly productive. I went on a weekend writing course, ‘How to Write the Mystery Novel’, and I discovered a free-to-enter novel competition where the only requirement was that the hero of the story be called ‘Ian’. By the end of that weekend course I had

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 044 – Mark Dawson

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This episode features Mark Dawson, the bestselling UK author of the John Milton and Soho Noir series. Mark has become a go-to expert on Facebook ads and building your mailing list, so we dig into each of these topics and more. Listen as Mark and KWL Manager Christine Munroe discuss:  In 2001/2002, his first novel was published traditionally in the

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