Category Archives: The Business of Writing

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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eRead Local: Help Support Local Independent Bookstores

Kobo is launching an exciting incentive program to reward local bookstores in the US and their customers for choosing to eRead Local. We’re inviting stores and booklovers to participate in a 100-day challenge from August 22 – November 29, 2015. Authors and readers, you are an essential part of this challenge, and we need your help to spread the word!

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 036 – Nancy L. Baumann from Bookarma

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KWL Director Mark Lefebvre interviews Nancy L. Baumann, CEO of Bookarma, a platform that allows authors to leverage the community in their social media endeavors. In the interview Mark and Nancy discuss: How Bookarma, an international marketing platform, allows you to break beyond your own personal marketing network and allows you to reach further The user friendly manner of creating an account,

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 035 – Carla King

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In the latest episode of the podcast, US Manager Christine Munroe interviews Carla King, a travel writer and self-publishing expert. Christine and Carla discuss: What self-publishing was like when Carla started out in 1995, when she wrote a mountain biking guide to the French Riviera. She shopped it to publishers, but they wanted a bigger book. So she self-pubbed it

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The Right Tool for the Job: Logline

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by Chris Mandeville I’d like to share a tool that will help you talk about your book: the logline. A logline is a one-line synopsis that typically answers the question: “What is your story about?” The obvious use for the logline is the “elevator pitch” where you have one minute to “sell” the agent- or editor-of-your-dreams on your book idea.

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