Category Archives: The Business of Writing

Red Door Reads and Joint Promotion for Authors


By Deborah Cooke One of the challenges faced by every author in this marketplace is visibility and discoverability. When there are so many titles available and so many authors publishing new books, it’s easy for an individual author or title to be lost in the crowd. We all have our fans, but to grow our author platforms, we need to

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Second Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Now Accepting Submissions!


SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON DEBUT AUTHORS Award includes monetary prize and marketing support for books in three categories: Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction – Romance, and Non-Fiction Toronto – February 4, 2016 – Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s most innovative eReading services, today announced it is now accepting submissions for its second annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. With thousands of

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Getting The Most Out Of Kobo


By Donna Fasano I see regular sales of my independently published books in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and about a dozen other countries each month. But thanks to Kobo Writing Life and, I sold books to readers in new countries I would never have reached, including Nigeria and Qatar. Tracy Nesdoly, VP of Communications at Kobo, lends some insight about the success of the company: Rakuten Kobo,

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How I Doubled My Annual Kobo Sales in 2015


NYT bestselling author Cristin Harber recently blogged about her efforts over the last year to expand retailer market share at Kobo. We loved the story and her helpful tips, and were thrilled when she agreed to let us share the post here. To read more posts by Cristin outlining “Actionable Ideas for Indies,” go to The Next Level Author. By

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