Category Archives: Writer Reads

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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An Interview with Aussie Author Tony Wilson

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by Malcolm Neil Tony Wilson is having quite a year. Recent highlights include a CBCA shortlisted children’s picture book; the launch of his speech aggregation site Speakola; producing and directing his first film, the documentary The Galahs; and the upcoming children’s series with Harper Collins featuring noted Aussie rules football brothers, the Selwoods. In between his prodigious output, Tony squeezes in features for print

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Your Book Launch Toolkit


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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Kobo In Conversation on Zoomer Radio: Episode 4


In our latest episode we chat with author, Emily St. John Mandel. Emily has written four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 27 languages. She

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Kobo In Conversation on Zoomer Radio: Episode 3

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We’re very pleased to be partnered with Zoomer Radio to present a weekly Kobo In Conversation! In our third installment we have an interview with Canadian poet and novelist, Steven Price. His critically acclaimed new book By Gaslight is a must read and in our depth interview Steven talks about his writing life and what inspired him to write this story.

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