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Creating interesting merchandising and swag to help gain attention for your products always involves a combination of creativity and business savvy. We were quite delighted to see what author Madison Avery did when we met her launching her book at When Words Collide in Calgary. Avery’s promotional item, a brilliantly portable engraved penny in a small transparent baggy with a

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5 Reasons to Attend Indie Author Fringe

The Indie Author Fringe (FREE ONLINE DAY CONFERENCE) is brought to you by the Alliance of Independent Authors. It’s happening on Saturday October 22nd.   Are you ready for Indie Author Fringe on Saturday 22nd October? 24 sessions over 24 hour of the best indie author education online to help you turn your creative endeavors into a fully-fledged author business.

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 035 – Carla King

In the latest episode of the podcast, US Manager Christine Munroe interviews Carla King, a travel writer and self-publishing expert. Christine and Carla discuss: What self-publishing was like when Carla started out in 1995, when she wrote a mountain biking guide to the French Riviera. She shopped it to publishers, but they wanted a bigger book. So she self-pubbed it

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KWL at RT Booklovers 2015

By Christine Munroe Last month, thousands of romance writers and fans gathered in Dallas for the annual Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. I had the honor of joining them to speak about self-publishing with Kobo Writing Life, and Kobo’s partnerships with local bookstores and distribution to libraries. RT Booklovers is an incredible and unique conference – it brings together authors, fans,

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One Horn to Rule Them All: The Story Behind the Purple Unicorn Anthology

When Kevin J. Anderson visited Kobo’s Toronto HQ, he told us about the origins and production behind ONE HORN TO RULE THEM ALL, an anthology published by Wordfire Press, which Kevin runs with his wife Rebecca Moesta. This story is part lesson in professionalism, part demonstration of how efficient the publishing process can be, and we’re excited to share details

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