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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 81 – Blogging is Murder with Gilian Baker

KWL Director Mark Lefebvre speaks with former college professor Gilian Baker about her new novel Blogging is Murder. In the discussion, Gilian and Mark explore: The transition from teaching academic writing and literature for twenty years to the challenge of writing; first approached through blogging and ghost-writing Her original blogging experience, which was created for college students who were reluctant

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ATTENTION MARKETING: Packaging Print Books

Standing out in a crowed marketplace is something that smart authors and publishers do. We have raved about it in the past, and here’s another example from the marketing folks at Publishers Group Canada, when they shipped an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of the latest Ann Cleeves thriller. Check out this previous post about Attention Market Packaging on a Peter

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 061 – Peter James

Episode 61 features an interview with Peter James, an international best-selling British writer of crime fiction, which took place at Kobo’s HQ in June 2016 in front of a live audience. Peter is interviewed by KWL Director Mark Lefebvre. In their discussion, Peter and Mark talk about: Peter’s work on the Canadian children’s television program Polka Dot Door in Toronto

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Star Reporter Kevin Donovan Publishes Murder Mystery

Two murder cases I covered for the Toronto Star quite early in my career were the inspiration for the plot of The Dead Times, my new mystery thriller. There was heartbreak and mystery in both killings and I wondered: what if these crimes were linked? What would be a reason to commit these seemingly random murders? This is the mystery

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