After six years at Kobo, Mark Lefebvre is leaving his position as Director of Kobo Writing Life in order to pursue other dreams.

Mark built KWL from the ground up starting in 2011, and from the beginning he has focused on two core values: putting authors first, and making KWL the best self-publishing platform in the business. He has dedicated countless hours and energy to KWL, our authors, and our team, and we are incredibly grateful for his efforts to get us to where we are today. Mark’s passion and enthusiasm are in the DNA of every piece of Kobo Writing Life, and our team is fiercely determined to carry on his legacy of supporting our amazing community.

“It is always difficult to leave a place and the people that you admire, respect and cherish,” Mark said. “Kobo hasn’t just been a workplace for the past six years but has, in many ways, been my family. I feel confident that Christine Munroe and the fantastic KWL team will continue to put authors first in delivering the world’s best direct-to-retailer publishing experience.”

Mark and Christine, Senior Manager of KWL, have been working together to prepare for this transition. As the global self-publishing market evolves, this is a natural moment for KWL to grow into its next phase of development, helping more authors reach readers around the world.

“Working with Mark has been a privilege,” Christine said, “and we will always be grateful for the trust, wisdom, and support he’s shown our team and authors. Please join me in taking time to thank him and wish him all the very best.”



You can follow Mark’s next adventures on Twitter @MarkLeslie – in typical Mark fashion, he invites you to share a link to a book you recently reviewed on Kobo  😉

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