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Kobo Writing Life Podcast

The Kobo Writing Life Podcast brings you insights and inspiration for growing your self-publishing business. We feature interviews with bestselling authors and industry experts, who share practical advice you can use to improve your writing and sell more books. Hosted by KWL's very own Chrissy Munroe and Stephanie McGrath, you'll also get the latest news and updates about Kobo and the KWL platform. Self-publish today at www.kobo.com/writinglife

Feb 19, 2019

Breakout star in Italy, France, and Germany, Brenna Aubrey gives listeners tips on translations. She advises on how to decide if translations are right for you, how much money an author should budget for translations, picking which market to target and selecting which backlist titles to translate. Brenna also...


Feb 12, 2019

In this episode, Stephanie and Marina interview USA Today best-selling author Nana Malone. Nana talks to us about her writing journey and how adapting and changing her marketing and writing process has allowed her to continue self-publishing for close to a decade. Nana also talks about how the royal wedding between...


Feb 5, 2019

In this episode, Chrissy and Stephanie sit down with virtual assistant and CMO of Book+Main, Melissa Saneholtz. Melissa tells listeners how she got her start as an author virtual assistant and what a VA can do for an author. Melissa also talks about Book+Main and its role as an online community for readers to find their...


Jan 29, 2019

In this episode, we sit down with Senior QA Analyst Wendy Reid from Kobo to learn more about accessibility in EPUBs. Wendy gives us a breakdown about what exactly accessibility in EPUBs means for readers and creators, how an author can include accessibility features in their books, and how these features can empower...


Jan 22, 2019

In this episode we bring you a Kobo in Conversation with author Ben Macintyre about his latest book, The Spy and the Traitor. Ben was interviewed by the Globe and Mail’s Doug Saunders where they discuss the spy Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.