Category Archives: The Business of Writing

The Writer’s Conference: a drink from the fire hose

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by Chris Mandeville I just returned home after spending a jam-packed three days at a writer’s conference. This was the 25th or so such event I’ve attended as a writer, and as I sit here totally exhausted I’m pondering why I continue to attend these conferences despite the cost in time and energy as well as dollars. The answer is

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 066 – Literary Agent Sarah Heller

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  Recorded at Kobo’s headquarters, this episode features Toronto-based literary agent Sarah Heller, from the Helen Heller Agency. Why did Sarah become an agent? What are some benefits to being an agent in Toronto? What are some key tips for authors planning to query an agent? Tune in as Sarah and US Manager Christine Munroe discuss all of this and

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Your Book Launch Toolkit

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by Joel Friedlander Launching your book can be one of the most exciting—and most stressful—parts of publishing a book. Carefully preparing, timing, and executing just the right mix of activities to propel your new book out into the world is no simple task. Authors are faced with a large variety of actions and strategies they can use for their book

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Build Your Global Sales with Kobo Writing Life

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NOTE: This piece originally appeared on The Book Designer. By Christine Munroe Why should self-published authors and small publishers distribute directly to Kobo? And how can you grow your global sales? Here are detailed tips on maximizing your potential with the Kobo Writing Life (KWL) platform, featuring advice from some of our current bestselling authors. What is Kobo Writing Life?

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