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Welcome to Kobo Writing Life!

Publish your eBook or audiobook and reach millions of Kobo readers

We’re delighted you’re considering publishing with KWL!

Our mission is to make it easy for you to get your work in front of readers all over the globe. Why?

Because we believe in stories. Stories shape who we are, words enhance our lives and can transform the world around us. We believe in empowering authors to publish those stories and share them with the world.

Publish your eBook

We make it easy for you to turn your manuscript into an ePub file and publish it to Kobo readers in 192 countries

Publish your Audiobook
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Publish your audiobook directly to Kobo, and take advantage of our audio promo opportunities

Reach Subscribers

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Distribute to Libraries

Reach the most dedicated readers by opting your books into OverDrive


I just wanted to write with compliments – I’ve just re-published three of my backlist through Kobo as an indie author, and your system was by far and away the easiest to use, most logical, and most seamless of all the platforms I’ve used. Congrats on such a fantastic system. I’m so impressed I’m putting together an exclusive box set for Kobo, because I know the process of publishing it will be so painless!

Charlotte Nash

Self-publishing has changed my life in every conceivable way. KWL is an outstanding platform, thanks to the ease of uploading and the advanced sales data broken out into an easy-to-understand map that I love.

Marie Force

I sell in so many more countries via KWL than anywhere else—64 countries so far! No other platform even comes close, and that kind of worldwide coverage is priceless.

KWL is the easiest platform to upload to, hands down, and there’s always help if you need it. Authors have no excuse for not going direct with KWL!

Lauren Royal

#301 – Navigating Emotional Narratives with Carol Van Den Hende Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode, we heard from award-winning author and professional speaker Carol Van Den Hende, whose second book, Orchid Blooming, was published this year. Orchid Blooming is the prequel to her acclaimed debut, Goodbye, Orchid, and a continuation of a trilogy. We spoke to Carol about her path to writing, releasing a debut novel during the pandemic, crafting compelling characters, the importance of research, writing emotional narratives that affect her readers, tips on public speaking, and more. Follow Carol on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Find more information about our podcast here. If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit kobo.com/writinglife. 
  1. #301 – Navigating Emotional Narratives with Carol Van Den Hende
  2. #300 – The Journey of an eBook with the KWL Team
  3. #299 – Writing Your Way Across Mediums with Alex de Campi
  4. #298 – Word-of-Mouth Marketing with Alison G. Bailey
  5. #297 – The Business of Writing Romance with Nana Malone

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Reach out so we can help you publish your eBook or Audiobook to millions of Kobo Readers!

writinglife@kobo.com

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