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Save Your Readers 50% Off On KWL Titles–On Us!


Attention all Kobo Writing Life Authors!

Summer is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than with a 50% off sale–fully supported by Kobo?

This special sale will start in the U.S. today (June 22nd) and in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand on Saturday, June 25th. The sale ends in all territories on Monday, June 27th.

Customers will be able to redeem 50% off of any title published by KWL using the promo code 50JUN an unlimited number of times—so please, let your readers and fans know about this incredible opportunity to stack up on eBooks while they can!

See below the cut for the full rules & regulations of this sale. And as a reminder, this sale will not affect your royalties–this promotion is being fully supported by Kobo.

Promo code is valid for 50% off select eBook purchases from this list. Discount will be confirmed at checkout. Offer valid from June 22, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST through June 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion and cannot be used to adjust amount paid on previous purchases. Promo code must be entered at time of purchase to qualify for this discount. Discounts cannot be applied nor the discount value refunded once a purchase is complete. Rakuten Kobo Inc. reserves the right to change or cancel this offer at any time without notice.

50% off sale

23 Responses to “Save Your Readers 50% Off On KWL Titles–On Us!”

  1. Graham Downs


    I tested this on my own books, and it didn’t work. It says “We can’t apply this promo code. Your items might not be eligible for this promo, or your code may have expired.”

    Is it perhaps because my books are too cheap? None of them are over $2.50. Or maybe the code doesn’t work in South Africa?

    Or maybe it’s just because they’re my own books?

    They’re all published directly through KWL, not through Smashwords/D2D.


    • Kobo Writing Life

      It looks like you’re in South Africa – this code is only valid in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Your readers in those countries will still be able to redeem the coupon to save 50% on your books!

  2. LaurenRoyal

    Woohoo! Thanks for the heads-up! This will go in my Friday newsletter as well as on all social media! Thank you, and happy summer!

  3. thebookofgenesistributeband

    This sounds like a great offer for stocking up on some great summer reads. I’ll be letting my fans know all about it!

  4. Linsey Lanier

    This is great! I have two new boxed sets that will be exclusive to Kobo during this time. Can’t wait to see the results. 🙂 Thanks, Kobo! Btw, why does the banner say “3 days only”? It does run through the 27th, right?

    • Kobo Writing Life

      Hi Linsey, this sale will start in the U.S. today (June 22nd) and in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand on Saturday, June 25th. The sale ends in all territories on Monday, June 27th. It is running just for 3 days in some of the territories.

  5. Brian Greiner

    Hi :

    I just checked out the list of approved books, and neither of my 2 books are on it (“Darkness Comes Reaping” and “Darkness Creeps Forth”). The books were published directly to KWL, and I am a Canadian author. Is there something I should be doing to make your system aware of my books?



  6. Donna Fasano

    I have been sharing the coupon code on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you for this great opportunity!

  7. Connie Shelton

    Excellent news! I’ve just shared it with my fans. Just curious—will Kobo ever include South Africa in one of these sales? I have quite a few fans there and they are always disappointed to be left out.

    • Kobo Writing Life

      Hi Connie, thanks for the feedback. I’ll let our merchandising team know about the request for South Africa to be included.

    • Graham Downs

      The prospect of being eligible for these coupon codes was a HUGE part of my decision to opt-out from Kobo distribution on Smashwords, and go direct in the first place.

      I didn’t know South Africa wasn’t included in these coupons. If I had, I might not have taken this drastic step – I probably should’ve done a little more research, eh? 😉

      It’s really nice that I can send South Africans to Kobo, to get prices quoted in Rands, but there really isn’t any point to going direct with KWL if they can’t use the coupon codes.

      Kobo, please add my voice to those requesting that your codes be usable in South Africa. 🙂

      • Kobo Writing Life

        Hi Graham, please note that this is just related to this specific sale. South Africa is included in other promotions that we run, just not this instance.

        • Graham Downs

          Well that’s good to know! This is my first one, so I wasn’t sure. Looking forward to the next one. 🙂


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