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Focusing on the craft and business of writing. Published every second week. Episode 93 went live Sept 27, 2017

Focusing on the craft and business of writing. Published every second week. Episode 93 went live Sept 27, 2017
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Focusing on the craft and business of writing. Published every second week. Episode 93 went live Sept 27, 2017

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KWL EP 106 - Maxwell Alexander Drake

4/10/2018
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In this episode, Chrissy Munroe interviews award-winning author and creative writing instructor, Maxwell Alexander Drake. Drake, best known for his fantasy series, The Genesis of Oblivion Saga, chats to us about his writing career, the creation of DrakeU and how he generated a reputation for giving brutal writing advice to aspiring authors. He also discusses being in rebuild mode at this stage in his career and what he is working on next.

Duration:01:03:39

KWL EP 105 - Ariel Bissett

3/27/2018
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In this episode, Stephanie McGrath interviews popular YouTuber Ariel Bissett. Ariel gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look into the life of a BookTuber and the community behind it. She offers advice on getting your book into the hands of YouTubers, tips for aspiring vloggers and podcasters, and also gives us the low-down on YouTube sponsorships.

Duration:01:02:11

KWL EP 104 - Julia Kent

3/13/2018
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Bestselling romance author Julia Kent came to Kobo HQ and chatted to Chrissy Munroe about her incredibly successful publishing and writing career.

Duration:01:13:55

KWL EP 103 - Kevin J. Anderson

2/27/2018
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Join Chrissy Munroe as she interviews best-selling science-fiction author, Kevin J. Anderson. KJA gives listeners a peek into his life as he juggles writing, editing, and running his own publishing company, Wordfire Press. All while working towards completing his Master’s degree.

Duration:00:55:25

KWL EP 102 - Sarina Bowen

2/13/2018
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In this episode, co-host Stephanie McGrath interviews USA Today Bestselling and RITA award winning author Sarina Bowen. We ask her about running a successful publishing business, collaborating with other authors and important lessons she’s learned about craft through the years. We are also joined by two Sarina fans, Laura Granger and Cristina Mendes, as we discuss Sarina’s post on the KWL blog, “Romance Writer’s Don’t Need Your Love-They’re Too Busy Making Bank”. We also learn more about...

Duration:00:35:11

KWL EP 101 - Charlotte Leonetti

1/30/2018
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Joni Di Placido interviews Charlotte Leonetti, a high school senior who wrote and self-published her YA novel Heartshire High. Her novel is a modern-day retelling of Alice In Wonderland and Charlotte describes it as a book for teens, by a teen. What's it like to publish a debut novel while a senior in high school?

Duration:00:24:07

KWL EP 100 - Behind the Scenes at Kobo with Featured Author Sarah Woodbury

1/16/2018
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For our 100th episode, we decided to give our listeners a behind the scenes look into Kobo Writing Life and the magic that goes into publishing a new title on Kobo. We follow Sarah Woodbury’s upcoming release The Favored Son, as it makes its way onto the Kobo store and into the libraries of our customers. We also introduce an exciting edition to the KWL podcast, Chrissy Munroe’s newest co-host, Stephanie McGrath!

Duration:00:49:31

KWL EP 099 - Sell More Books with BookBub

12/18/2017
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Launched in 2012, BookBub has become the essential marketing platform for authors and publishers to promote their eBooks to millions of power readers around the world. We jumped at the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at BookBub, how they select eBooks for their daily emails, and what you can do as an author to make the most of this incredible marketing tool. You don't want to miss a minute of this conversation between Christine Munroe and BookBub's Carlyn Robertson.

Duration:00:25:43

KWL EP 098 - Rachel Amphlett

12/4/2017
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Rachel Amphlett, bestselling crime and thriller writer from Brisbane, Australia, was at Kobo HQ earlier this fall as part of an international author tour. Rachel spoke to Mark Lefebvre about:

Duration:00:24:41

KWL EP 097 - James Alan Gardner and Spider Robinson

11/21/2017
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Mark Lefebvre interviews James Alan Gardner and Spider Robinson, co-editors of the Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela anthology. Compostela means “field of stars” and is most commonly known from the Santiago de Compostela, which, for more than 1,000 years, has attracted pilgrims to walk to the cathedral that holds St. James the apostle's relics. The stories in this anthology in their own way tell the tale of futuristic travelers who journey into the dark outer (or inner) reaches of space,...

Duration:00:31:12

KWL EP 096 - Pep Talks from NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner

11/7/2017
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It’s day 8 of National Novel Writing Month - perfect timing to listen to some excellent inspiration from Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of NaNoWriMo. He just published a nonfiction book, Pep Talks for Writers, and Christine Munroe chatted with him about how to stay dedicated to daily creativity, in November and beyond. https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/pep-talks-for-writers

Duration:00:47:04

KWL EP 095 - Estate Planning for Authors with M.L. Buchman

10/24/2017
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KWL Director Mark Lefebvre interviews bestselling author M.L. Buchman (“Matt”) about his non-fiction title specifically targeted for writers and other creators, Estate Planning for Authors: Your Final Letter (and why you need to write it now), a step by step guide on how authors can make sure their legacy remains profitable for decades for their heirs after they are gone. During the interview, Mark and Matt discuss: This “Sweet Version” is the exact same story as the original, with no...

Duration:00:30:02

KWL EP 094 - Heather Tucker

10/10/2017
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Heather Tucker, author of The Clay Girl, had an entire career as a nurse, teacher, bereavement counselor, and professional writer, before she discovered that “playing with words is more fun than working with them.” What is it like to publish a debut novel at age 62? does www.heathertucker.ca

Duration:00:54:26

KWL EP 093 - Interviews from When Words Collide 2017

9/27/2017
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Episode 93 includes a series of short interviews that KWL Director, Mark Lefebvre conducted at the 2017 When Words Collide conference in Calgary, Alberta. Mark speaks with authors Robert J. Sawyer and C.C. Humphreys as well as marketing consultant Mickey Mikkelson about digital publishing, global eBook pricing, author promotion strategies and successful author readings. Robert J. Sawyer Robert J. Sawyer — called "the dean of Canadian science fiction" by The Ottawa Citizen and "just...

Duration:00:25:23

KWL EP 092 - Charles de Lint

9/13/2017
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In Episode 92, Mark Lefebvre interviews Charles de Lint, who is the author of more than seventy books. Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, Charles is the recipient of the World Fantasy, Aurora, Sunburst, and White Pine awards, among others. De Lint is a poet, folklorist, artist, songwriter and performer. He has written critical essays, music reviews, opinion columns and entries to encyclopedias, and has been the main book reviewer for The Magazine of Fantasy &...

Duration:00:24:30

KWL EP 091 - Special Kobo Audiobooks Announcement

9/6/2017
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KWL Episode 90 is a special episode featuring the announcement of the launch of Kobo Audiobooks, narrated by Jim Dale. Let me tell you a story. Do you remember when you first fell in love with reading? Well you weren't really reading, were you? No, your passion for books began quite another way. It was listening, wasn't it? To a story. Yes; your love of reading got started when you were being read to. Could there be any six words that have more anticipation behind them than: "Let me tell...

Duration:00:06:51

KWL EP 090 - Mr W's Math Study Guides

8/28/2017
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Episode 90 of the Kobo Writing Life Podcast features an interview with Dennis Weichman, (AKA, Mr. W.), a retired math teacher who has brought his passion for teaching and tutoring into the digital realm with YouTube channel and study guides published to Kobo. Mr W. is interviewed by KWL Director Mark Lefebvre. In the interview, they discuss: You can watch the full video on YouTube here. After the interview, Mark talks about writing specifically for a niche market, and uses both Mr W.'s...

Duration:00:17:36

KWL EP 089 - RWA 2017

8/21/2017
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Episode 89 of the KWL Podcast includes on location interviews with 7 different authors conducted by Mark Lefebvre, Director of Author Relations at Kobo during the 2017 Romance Writers of America (RWA) Annual conference. Barbara Freethy Sharing the enjoyment she gets connecting with fellow writers at RWA, Barbara also shares info about a new romantic suspense series (a spin-off of her Storm trilogy) that she was releasing during the week of RWA, as well as a collaboration with 6 other...

Duration:00:27:32

KWL EP 088 Five Strategies for Using Free

8/9/2017
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Episode 88 of the Kobo Writing Life Podcast isn't the more typical interview, but rather, KWL's Director, Mark Lefebvre, outlining five strategies that successful authors use to build their sales, raise their author profile and get readers to sign up their author mailing lists with Free eBooks. First, Mark talks about the updates to FREE tracking. If you've been paying attention to the updates in the Notification header of the Kobo Writing Life dashboard (which link to this VERY HANDY -...

Duration:00:28:14

KWL EP 087 Perils Pitfalls and Perseverance with Eve Silver

7/11/2017
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KWL Podcast Episode 87 – Perils, Pitfalls & Perseverance with Eve Silver Episode 87 of the Kobo Writing Life podcast features a keynote address from When Words Collide’s 2016 Guest of Honour, Eve Silver. She is a national bestselling author of books for adults and teens, has won the Ontario Library Association’s “Forest of Reading White Pine Award” and has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Eve is introduced by Randy...

Duration:00:40:16

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