Category Archives: Self-Publishing

Author Services: Exciting Development in the Works

Many of you have noticed a new “Author Services” tab popped up in your dashboard. This is a project we’ve been working towards for several years: offering a list of recommended professional services – cover design, editorial help, print on demand, and more – that we trust and believe offer good value for independent authors. When possible, we’ll negotiate a

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Synopsis: The Tool You Need (whether you know it or not)

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by Chris Mandeville A synopsis is a document —sometimes a paragraph, sometimes several pages— that describes your book. What could be simpler? As a writer, I know my story better than anyone and thus should have no problem summarizing it. Really? Yes, theoretically. But in the real world, writing a short summary of a novel can be a challenging task,

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How Kobo Promotions Helped Boost My Sales

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by Cheri Allan If you’re a busy writer whose idea of due diligence is analyzing the relative hotness of random shirtless fireman memes on Facebook, I’ll make this message short and sweet: if ever you have the opportunity to have Kobo promote or feature your book(s), don’t stop for coffee, DO IT! But for those whose eyes aren’t already glazing

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 037 – Victoria Strauss

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This week’s podcast is essential listening for all authors: Victoria Strauss from Writer Beware is joining us to share her most important advice for how writers can avoid being scammed. Writer Beware was co-founded by Victoria and Ann Crispin in 1998, is sponsored by SFWA, and its mission is to “track, expose, and raise awareness of the prevalence of fraud

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