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Last chance: eRead Local ends Nov 29

November 29 marks the end of #eReadLocal, our 100-day incentive program to encourage US customers to sign up for a Kobo account affiliated with their local independent bookstore. 123 more words

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An Abrupt Catapulting

When I published my first novel back in 2011, I had no idea what to expect. Would strangers actually buy my book? How much work would I need to do to market it? 1,425 more words

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So happy I could cry.

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015

By Holly Penick

I had a hard time explaining to my boyfriend by text what Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year was this year. 725 more words


How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors

Publishing expert Jane Friedman recently posted an amazing list of resources for authors on her blog, and we found it so helpful we wanted to share an excerpt here. 349 more words

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Birth of a Novel

By Sally Jenkins

Two things happened in October 2013 which made that year’s NaNoWriMo particularly productive. I went on a weekend writing course, ‘How to Write the Mystery Novel’, and I discovered a free-to-enter novel competition where the only requirement was that the hero of the story be called ‘Ian’. 698 more words

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Business: The Dirty 8-Letter Word of Writing

Autumn is in full swing as I write this, and that can only mean pumpkin spiced everything, fall foliage, the reassuring smell of chimney smoke, and… 2,361 more words


Kobo Writing Life Podcast - Episode 044 - Mark Dawson


This episode features Mark Dawson, the bestselling UK author of the John Milton and Soho Noir series. Mark has become a go-to expert on Facebook ads and building your mailing list, so we dig into each of these topics and more. 698 more words

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