Horror Selfies: Because Not Reading is Scary!

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The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has recently launched the Horror Selfies campaign, just in time for the Halloween season, in an effort to highlight the exceptional work, both literary and cinematic, produced by the horror genre. Inspired by the popular “Say it with a Sign” meme—used by everyone from Ellen DeGeneres and Jon Bon Jovi, to David Beckham and Princes William and Harry—the HWA is utilizing the vast reach of social media to provide a platform through which people can tell the … [Read more...]

Indie Insider’s Next Picks – July and August

Check out the this summer's installments of INDIE INSIDER’S NEXT PICKS, a list of recommended indie titles and authors, by IndieReader in collaboration with industry experts (including Kobo!). Indie Insider’s Next Picks is a great place to discover great books and new authors. Check it out today to find the books everyone will be talking about tomorrow! New picks will be available every month. Find Indie Insider’s Next Picks for July here. Find Indie Insider's Next Picks for August … [Read more...]

Edinburgh International Book Festival’s brochure is available in eBook format free on the Kobo Store

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Working in partnership with Kobo, Edinburgh International Book Festival has published its 2014 brochure through Kobo Writing Life. The Book Festival’s eBook brochure is now available on the Kobo Store across over 190 countries. Readers can download it free, and read it across Kobo tablets and Kobo free reading apps. If you already have a Kobo account and own either a Kobo tablet or a free Kobo reading app, you just have to download the brochure from the Kobo Store here.   If you … [Read more...]

How to Beat Boxed Set Burnout: Making the Summer Lovin’ Series

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By The Summer Lovin' Authors Being an author means more than writing a book. Authors are businesswomen, just like any other person who creates a product for sale. Part of our business is delivering a high-quality product—in our case, a great book!—and another part is finding ways to enhance the reading experience for the reader. When our group first began talking about writing a project together, it was in response to the prevalence in the romance market of themed box sets. Since box sets … [Read more...]

Indie Insider’s Next Picks – June

Check out the third monthly installment of INDIE INSIDER’S NEXT PICKS, a list of recommended indie titles and authors, by IndieReader in collaboration with industry experts (including Kobo!). Indie Insider’s Next Picks is a great place to discover great books and new authors. Check it out today to find the books everyone will be talking about tomorrow! Kobo’s picks are right at the top. New picks will be available every month, so don’t forget to bookmark the link. Find Indie … [Read more...]

Indie Insider’s Next Picks – May

Check out the second monthly installment of INDIE INSIDER’S NEXT PICKS, a list of recommended indie titles and authors, by IndieReader in collaboration with industry experts (including Kobo!). Indie Insider's Next Picks is a great place to discover great books and new authors. Check it out today to find the books everyone will be talking about tomorrow! Kobo’s picks are right at the top. New picks will be available every month, so don’t forget to bookmark the link. Find Indie … [Read more...]

Book Gems

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Guest Post by Maria Schneider Oh, to sort the wheat from the chaff, to find those special books, the ones that you chortle and gloat over, the ones you read more than once because they are just that good! Some gems are hidden behind odd covers. Some gems sparkle right from the start, while others pull you in slowly until you're caught up in the sparkle. I'm a reader. Like the gold hunters of the Old West, I pan for the best and brightest. Kobo Writing Life has invited me to share a few of my … [Read more...]

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