Frankfurt LogoKobo Writing Life is delighted to take part in Frankfurt Book Fair and to support the Fair’s International Self-Publishing and Author program on this occasion.


The program includes:

  • Tours through Hall 8.0, with stops at key self-publishing companies
  • Face-to-face meetings with publishing professionals, service providers and fellow authors
  • Industry discussions on global self-publishing trends
  • Seminars with how-to advice and best practices for authors
  • Networking receptions for authors, publishers, service providers and agents

KWL is thrilled to offer 10 free tickets for KWL authors. Tickets can be ordered on the website: http://www.buchmesse.de/en/Focus_on/more_topics/self-publishing/ by entering the promotional code SelfPublishing14Kobo before proceeding with registration.

Besides this offer, KWL authors can benefit from a 10% discount with the promo code Self-Publishing14Discount10.  Tickets are on sale at: www.book-fair.com/selfpublishing.


Friday, 10 October at 1:40 pm: Industry Hard Talk: Authors Today and Where we are headed Tomorrow

Speakers include Michael Tamblyn (President and Chief Content Officer, Kobo Inc.), Gareth Howard (CEO, Authoright), Amanda Ridout (CEO, Head of Zeus)

Friday, 10 October at 2:40 pm: From Inspiration to Discovery: A Step-by-step Guide

Speakers include Colin Eustace (General Manager, Barnes & Noble S.A.R.L.), Patrick Brown (Director of Author Marketing, Goodreads)

Friday, 10 October at 3:40 pm: The Literary Agent’s Wish List: 10 Things we would like to say to every emerging Writer

Speakers include Cathryn Summerhayes (literary agents, William Morris Endeavor), Sophie Lambert (literary agent, Conville & Walsh)

Saturday, 11 October at 10:30 am: Self-Publishing Process: Step-By-Step Best Practices

A discussion with self-publishing expert Alison Baverstock that will address how authors can structure their publishing process in order to get the most out of their work.

Saturday, 11 October at 1:00 pm: Mini-Ignite! Session on Self-Publishing Start-ups

Moderated by Publishing Perspectives editor-in-chief, Edward Nawotka, this session will highlight up-and-coming start-ups working in self-publishing.

Saturday, 11 October at 1:30 pm: Self-Publishing Success with Kobo Writing Life: Tips & Tricks on Digital Self-Publishing

A presentation by Kobo Writing Life’s European Manager Camille Mofidi on the fundamentals of digital self-publishing and how to grow an international audience as an independent author.

For more information about the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, as well as the International Self-Publishing & Author Program, download the Authors Guide to the Frankfurt Book Fair: http://bit.ly/authorguide-FBF-09-2014


Kobo Writing Life will also be hosting authors’ talks and workshops on the Kobo booth (Hall 8.0 – G39) during the fair.

Come and meet us on this occasion to talk about your books or learn more on self-publishing!

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