In the latest episode of the Kobo Writing Life Podcast, we welcome
NYT and USA Today bestselling author Diane Capri. KWL Content
Manager Christina Potter and US Manager Christine Munroe speak with
Diane - who offered jokingly to change her name to Christine for
the purposes of this episode - about her daily writing life, the
benefits of collaboration and mentorship, strategies for selling
well on Kobo, and more. Tune in to hear about:
- The value of being part of writing organizations. Diane has
been a member of Mystery
Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America,
and others, for many years. Diane talks about how she joined
many groups when she began writing and how these groups of allowed
her to receive feedback on writing and upcoming projects.
They are also a great place to connect with new writers and share
- How to find a writing schedule that works for you. Diane's
advice? Try everything- it is the best way to refine your
- The importance of working closely with retailers and taking
advantage of different programs that they offer. She specifically
First Free in Series page as a strategy to find new
readers. She also highlights that making her titles available
through all retailers has been key to her success, and that
exclusive programs have not worked for her. By their nature
they exclude potential readers who find eBooks
through other platforms.
- Diane talks about collaboration and her author collective, The
Twelve. This group worked together and released the incredibly
successful DEADLY DOZEN boxed set. She discusses the process
of putting the boxed set together, highlighting pricing
strategy and PR efforts to ensure the book was accessible to as
many readers as possible. The ultimate goal of the group: do things
that haven't been done before. Read Joanna Penn's blog post about
DEADLY DOZEN's success here!
- There has never been a better time to be a reader and writer.
One of things Diane enjoys the most is that readers who may not
have been able to find her books in print can easily purchase them
around the world as an eBook.
- Diane's relationship with her fans. Connecting with them
is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of being an
- A sneak peek of what Diane is working on next.