Sat, 24 August 2013
Kobo Writing Life Director Mark Lefebvre interviews Mitch Joel, author of the books Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT DELETE: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on it.
The conversation between Mitch and Mark involve the following:
Taking a note from Mitch’s book, Mark talks about the concept of treating indie publishing as a profession and a business as well as highlighting the importance of connecting with your audience as opposed to being “that pushy guy.” Mark also discusses the value of pitching your book to the right target audience rather than trying to broadcast to everyone and to people who aren’t in your target audience group.
Sun, 11 August 2013
Kobo Writing Life Director Mark Lefebvre interviews authors Sean Platt and David Wright about their Collective Inkwell properties which include the highly successful serial thrillers Yesterday’s Gone, White Space and Available Darkness.
Mark chats with Sean and Dave about the following:
Mark talks about Kobo’s “open, social and collaborative” nature and the concept of embracing all retailers and making your work available everywhere – how certain retailer’s exclusivity programs are akin to asking ALL your customers to only shop at a single bookstore. Not always a realistic option.
Q&A Answer to: Do I need an ISBN to publish on Kobo Writing Life? Answer: No, you don’t need an ISBN. You can certainly BYOI (bring your own ISBN) or, if you don’t we’ll assign a “dummy” ISBN – with a note on some of our retailer partners that don’t ingest dummy ISBNs
Self-Publishing Podcast (which Sean & David co-host with Johnny B. Truant) - AKA SPP
[SPP Episode 57 – With KWL’s Mark Lefebvre as guest: http://selfpublishingpodcast.com/57/]
Listen to the audio version of Yesterday’s Gone via the YG podcast