Author Archives: Kobo Writing Life

The Author Website: Not Just a Digital Business Card


by Chris Mandeville   An “official author website” is, like a business card, a tool for providing customers (readers) with information about you. But unlike a business card, your website gives a sense of who you are and what your books are about, which helps you engage with readers. Having a website is pretty much a necessity if you’re a

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What I Do: Alex Adsett on the Ins and Outs of Working as a Literary Agent


by Malcolm Neil For most of us, working as a literary agent seems like a dream. Reading books for a living, hobnobbing with incredible creators from all over the world, helping deserving authors succeed—it all sounds kind of perfect. And truth is, it can be quite dreamy. Of course, there’s more to it than just hanging out with authors and

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 068 – Ethan Jones

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In Episode 68, we check in with Ethan Jones, a spy thriller author who decided to go wide with his novels and focus on growing his Kobo sales. His 2015 sales were up 260% over 2014, and every month has broken his sales record from the preceding month. Kobo is now Ethan’s leading retailer, bringing him healthy four figures each

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Unprecedented Demand Drives Shortages of Kobo Aura ONE eReader


Kobo’s newest eReader Aura ONE is selling at a blistering pace in Canada. Less than a week since its in-store release date, the device that Business Insider called “the greatest eReader of all time” is selling at an unprecedented rate. Due to high demand for the Kobo Aura ONE, sporadic out-of-stocks will be seen in Canada through September. Indigo—exclusive retailer

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