How to build your Rebel Author business

The Kobo Writing Life team is excited to announce our latest Live Q&A on February 25th, 2022, from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST. KWL Director Tara will be chatting with Sacha Black about building an author business. If you can’t make the takeover, feel free to comment on this post with your questions and we can ask them for you! 

Hi authors!

I’m delighted to be chatting live with Sacha Black this month. You may know Sacha from her wonderful podcast The Rebel Author Podcast, which if you haven’t listened to, you simply must. It’s a motivational show for all the creatives out there with an inner rebel. It’s got interviews, industry news, tips, tricks and tools to help you take your creative business to the next level.

As a career author with excellent fiction and non-fiction books, I’m going to be asking Sacha about the following:

  • Indie publishing in 2022: state of the nation
  • Tips for authors new to indie publishing, where to start in building a business
  • What steps established indies can take to level up their creative businesses
  • Advice for increasing readership
  • Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi): how can authors join and what are the benefits

And you may have heard that KWL is turning 10 this year! To commemorate this, I’m also going to be asking all of our guests about where they were 10 years ago and what they wish they knew.

Be sure to join live and bring your questions! It’s an event not to be missed. 

Happy writing,


Director, KWL

Tara runs Kobo Writing Life (KWL), Kobo’s independent publishing platform. As a subject matter expert in all aspects of indie publishing, her aim is to make KWL the greatest and most user-friendly self-publishing platform available and always looking for ways for indies to reach a new audience of readers.

Sacha Black is a bestselling author, rebel podcaster, and professional speaker. She has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, self-improvement, and breaking the rules. Sacha writes books about people with magical powers and other books about the art of writing. When she’s not writing, she can be found laughing inappropriately loud, sniffing musty old books, fangirling film and TV soundtracks, or thinking up new ways to break the rules. She lives in Cambridgeshire, England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son.