Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 81 – Blogging is Murder with Gilian Baker

KWL Director Mark Lefebvre speaks with former college professor Gilian Baker about her new novel Blogging is Murder. In the discussion, Gilian and Mark explore: The transition from teaching academic writing and literature for twenty years to the challenge of writing; first approached through blogging and ghost-writing Her original blogging experience, which was created for college students who were reluctant

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The “Sweet 16” First Lines of Your Manuscript

by Chris Mandeville The first page of your manuscript contains only sixteen lines, and this “sweet sixteen” is an essential tool for hooking a reader. If Page One doesn’t capture the interest of the editor, agent, or book browser, chances are your story will be set aside, so it’s important to make those first sixteen lines as successful as possible.

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6 Winners of Kobo’s “6 Novels In Search of An Author” Italian Writing Competition

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 the 6 winners of Kobo Writing Life’s collaborative publishing prize (Six Novels in Search of an Author – the name inspired by the classic play by Italian writer Luigi Pirandello “6 Characters in Search of an Author”) were publicly announced at the Mondadori Megastore Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy. The awards ceremony took place

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TCK Publishing Podcast Interview with Kobo Writing Life’s Mark Lefebvre

Tom Corson-Knowles, Founder of TCK Publishing, recently interviewed KWL Director Mark Lefebvre on the TCK Publishing Podcast. In the interview, Tom and Mark discuss a wide range of topics. They talk about traditional publishing and self-publishing and the true value of both. They discuss emerging global markets for eBooks and how to take advantage of them, plus the difference between

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