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KWL EP 102 - Sarina Bowen

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Release Date: 02/13/2018

#183 - Writing Great Romance with Jennifer Probst show art #183 - Writing Great Romance with Jennifer Probst

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

New York Times Bestselling romance author Jennifer Probst discusses her experience in publishing and how she found her success, why she loves writing romance, and the secret to writing a great sex scene.

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#182 - Misconceptions about Motorcycle Romance with Autumn Jones Lake show art #182 - Misconceptions about Motorcycle Romance with Autumn Jones Lake

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USA Today bestselling author, Autumn Jones Lake explains to us the misconceptions associated with motorcycle romance, how she plots her Lost Kings MC series (16 books and counting!) and shares her tips for aspiring romance writers. Fan of the podcast? We would love to hear from you! If you have a couple minutes to spare, please fill out our survey below. We want to learn more about you and what you would like to hear on the podcast next! https://forms.gle/i2gkgvFBbHa19YvU7

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#181 - Building Your Readership through Email Marketing with Holly Mortimer show art #181 - Building Your Readership through Email Marketing with Holly Mortimer

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Holly Mortimer, both an author and email marketing specialist, discusses easy strategies authors can implement to sell more books. Holly describes the common mistakes authors make when trying email marketing, best practices for writing excellent newsletters and the frequency authors should be sending emails. Start self-publishing today with KWL. Join the platform that’s fast, free, easy. www.kobo.com/writinglife

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#180 - A New Approach to Author Branding with Vanessa Vale show art #180 - A New Approach to Author Branding with Vanessa Vale

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Vanessa Vale, USA today best-selling author of sexy romance novels, discusses publishing in a niche genre and how she strives for brand recognition through her author name rather than a singular book. Vanessa talks about her strategy for going wide, why she releases a book every 6 weeks and the process of creating translations. Start self-publishing today with KWL. Join the platform that’s fast, free, easy. www.kobo.com/writinglife

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#179 - How to Plot a Mystery with Sara Rosett  show art #179 - How to Plot a Mystery with Sara Rosett

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Sara Rosett, USA Today bestselling author, gives her tips for plotting mystery novels and advises authors on which aspects of a mystery they should spend the most time on. Sara discusses the psychology of why readers choose cozy mysteries as well as the difficulties of marketing a long-standing series. Start self-publishing today with KWL. Join the platform that’s fast, free, easy. www.kobo.com/writinglife

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#178 - The Pirate Author Code with David Mark Brown show art #178 - The Pirate Author Code with David Mark Brown

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Learn more about Fiction Vortex and StoryShop University with co-founder David Mark Brown. David talks to us about the idea behind Fiction Vortex and StoryVerses™ which allows authors to collaborate and make narrative content in shared worlds. David also discusses Pirate Publishing and the origins behind the Pirate Author Code. Interested in attending the StoryShop Summit? Use code S32020KWL to receive $250 off your ticket!

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#177 - Writing Crime Fiction with Robert Craven show art #177 - Writing Crime Fiction with Robert Craven

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Crime fiction writer Robert Craven chats to us about how he writes strong female characters, his formula for writing and pitching a book and he provides insight into conferences available in the Ireland and the UK. He also discusses the common mistakes he sees in crime fiction novels. Start self-publishing today with KWL. Join the platform that’s fast, free, easy. www.kobo.com/writinglife

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#176 - Exploring Steampunk with Victoria L. Szulc show art #176 - Exploring Steampunk with Victoria L. Szulc

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Multi-media artist and author Victoria L. Szulc chats to us about using steampunk as a creative theme, how she is able to create her own book trailers and covers with only her iPhone and we learn more about her research process. Calling all holiday romance lovers! All audiobooks in this sale are $6.99 or less. Go to https://www.kobo.com/holiday-romance to save! Start self-publishing today with KWL. Join the platform that’s fast, free and easy! www.kobo.com/writinglife

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#175 - The Queen of YA: Holly Black show art #175 - The Queen of YA: Holly Black

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With 30 books published for children and teens, New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, discusses the evolution of the young adult genre from when she published her first book in 2002. She talks about the inspiration behind her latest series The Folk of the Air and what she is working on next after finishing her trilogy. Want to read The Cruel Prince? Use promo code KWLHOLLY to 30% off your purchase today! (https://www.kobo.com/ebook/the-cruel-prince)

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#174 - Original Content with Audiobook Expert Michelle Kaatz show art #174 - Original Content with Audiobook Expert Michelle Kaatz

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With 7 years’ experience in the audiobook industry, Michelle Kaatz, the director of Kobo Originals, shares her insight and tips for creating audiobooks and original content. Michelle discusses how new technology will influence audiobooks, what customers and subscription models will look like in the future and what to expect next from Kobo Originals. Want to listen to Kobo’s latest Original? Check it out here: https://www.kobo.com/audiobook/little-women-and-other-christmas-stories

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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 her latest release, Brooklynaire