The Kobo Writing Life team is excited to announce our latest Live Q&A on Thursday June 24th. From 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST, we’ll be answering all your questions on the Kobo Writing Life Facebook and YouTube pages. If you can’t make the takeover, feel free to comment on this post with your questions and we can ask them for you!

Interested in learning more about Kobo Plus? Get your questions ready! We’ll be talking to Tara, Joni and Siobhan about reaching subscription readers and how to take advantage of the Kobo Plus program. Keep reading to learn more about the team.

Joni works on Kobo Plus, as well as audio and OverDrive promotions. She studied Italian and Spanish language and literature and moved to Toronto from Edinburgh. She mostly reads lit fiction and non-fiction, and loves listening to podcasts.

Siobhan Padgett is the Senior Vendor Manager at Rakuten Kobo. She is responsible for content acquisition and publisher relations for North America. She has worked in publishing for over 20 years, holding positions at Hachette and Penguin Random House in NYC.

Tara is responsible for the overall author experience on Kobo Writing Life, from optimizing current features to looking for new avenues of growth. Her aim is to make KWL the greatest and most user-friendly self-publishing platform available.

Tara has an MA in American Literature and Film from University College Cork, Ireland and has worked for KWL since inception. She reads a lot of non-fiction but balances this out with a healthy love of bad reality tv. She also likes listening to audiobooks while cycling around Toronto, but should probably pay more attention to the road.

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