The Kobo Writing Life team is excited to announce our latest Facebook Live Q&A on February 27th 2020. From 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST, our takeover host, BookBub’s Carlyn Robertson, will be answering all your questions on the Kobo Writing Life Facebook page. If you can’t make the takeover, feel free to comment on this post with your questions and we can ask them for you! Keep reading to learn more about Carlyn and her experience with BookBub, and get your questions ready!

Hello, KWL authors!

I’m Carlyn, and I’m part of the BookBub partners team. Many of you have probably heard of BookBub before — and I’d guess the first thing you think of is our daily Featured Deal emails, which promote discounted books to our audience of voracious readers. You likely already know what a powerful tool a Featured Deal can be, but what you may not know is that BookBub can help you reach readers at almost every step of your publishing journey.

In the early days, BookBub could do one thing for you: if you submitted an ebook deal and it was selected for a feature by our editorial team, we’d email your deal out to millions of readers in your genre, boosting sales, reviews, and visibility. Now, in addition to skyrocketing sales with Featured Deals, we can help you:

  • Reach our audience of readers at any time with the BookBub Ads self-serve advertising platform
  • Grow a fanbase and build your BookBub followers
  • Drive new release sales from those devoted fans
  • Gain exposure for new books with our weekly Featured New Release emails 
  • Promote audiobooks on Chirp, our new audiobook retailer

I’ve been working for BookBub for over five years now, and I’ve helped it grow into the fully-fledged book marketing service it is today. When I started at BookBub, I handled author support — if you emailed partners@bookbub.com anytime between 2015 and 2018, you were very likely to hear from me on the other end! I spent those years answering questions about BookBub’s tools: everything from the nuts and bolts of how they work to strategies for using them to hit the USA Today list. So when it comes to BookBub, “ask me anything” is a format I know and love!

These days, I’m more focused on creating educational content for our blog and Partner Dashboard, but one of my favorite parts about working with self-published authors has always been the one-on-one conversations and helping you figure out how to make the most of your marketing resources. I’m so looking forward to taking over KWL’s Facebook page and answering all of your questions about BookBub!


A headshot of Carlyn Robertson

Carlyn Robertson is responsible for partner education on BookBub’s Partners Team. She’s an expert on BookBub’s marketing tools and ensures that authors, publishers, and book marketers know how to use those tools to accomplish their marketing goals. Carlyn writes content for the BookBub Partners blog, speaks at conferences, and aims to improve the experience of everyone working with BookBub. Outside of work, she spends her time reading, cooking, and playing board games. Follow Carlyn on Twitter @CarlynAtBookBub.

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