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#102 - Running your Indie Publishing Business with Sarina Bowen

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Release Date: 02/13/2018

#268 - Plotting a Twist with Eric Rickstad show art #268 - Plotting a Twist with Eric Rickstad

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Bestselling author Eric Rickstad joins us on the podcast this week to discuss his newest dark, psychological thriller, I Am Not Who You Think I Am. Eric talks to us about his unique and organic writing process, how he plots the twists and turns of his thrillers, and why he is drawn to writing stories about the aftermath of violence.  !

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#267 - Creating a Sustainable Writing Career with Patricia McLinn show art #267 - Creating a Sustainable Writing Career with Patricia McLinn

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Bestselling author Patricia McLinn is on the podcast this week to discuss the craft of writing and how to create a sustainable career as a writer. Patricia chats to us about her writing process, why discovering the writing process that works for you is so important as an author, and she gives us her best advice for creating and maintaining a long-standing successful career. !

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Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Michelle Good show art Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Michelle Good

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

For this bonus episode of the KWL Podcast, we are honoured to share a conversation between Kobo’s Diversity and Inclusion committee, led by Alyssa Andino, and Kobo Emerging Writer Prize winner Michelle Good. During this conversation, Michelle speaks to us about the writing and research process behind her award winning novel Five Little Indians, a story about five survivors of residential schools in Canada, and the long lasting impact the residential school system has had on the Indigenous community. Michelle also speaks to us about finding joy and healing within her community and she shares...

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#266 - Retelling Myths and Fairytales with Katee Roberts show art #266 - Retelling Myths and Fairytales with Katee Roberts

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Bestselling author Katee Robert joins us on the podcast to talk about her writing process and why she’s drawn to retellings of myths and fairytales. Katee tells us about the research that goes into her reimagined classics and how she keeps them fresh and original, and she talks to us about how her book going viral on TikTok has changed her marketing approach.  !  

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#265 - Moving A Series Wide with T.W. Piperbrook show art #265 - Moving A Series Wide with T.W. Piperbrook

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Author T.W. Piperbrook joins us on the podcast this week to discuss bringing his Sandstorm series wide for the first time. T.W. talks to us about his career as a full-time author, why he decided to take his series wide and how he went about setting his wide release up for success, and he explains how his time working in the indie music industry compares to indie publishing.  !

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#264 - Love and Defiance in Storytelling with David Bezmozgis show art #264 - Love and Defiance in Storytelling with David Bezmozgis

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We are joined by David Bezmozgis on the podcast this week. David is an award winning author, the host of the writing podcast Love and Defiance, and the creative director of the Humber School for Writers, and he speaks to us about all avenues of his career. He tells us about the different writing opportunities he’s had, how he got involved in the Humber School for Writers and what the mentor-based program involves, and he tells us about his podcast and how he hopes it can inspire aspiring writers. !

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#263 - Finding Your Ideal Reader with Sue Campbell show art #263 - Finding Your Ideal Reader with Sue Campbell

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Book launch coach Sue Campbell joins us on the podcast this week to share her best advice for finding your niche as an author and reaching your ideal reader. Sue tells us about the proven framework she uses to build marketing plans, she explains why approaching marketing with a positive mindset can make a huge difference in your marketing success, and she tells us how to find and pitch your work to influencers. !

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#262 - Finding Writing in Retirement with Michael Polelle show art #262 - Finding Writing in Retirement with Michael Polelle

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

We are joined by author Michael Polelle on the podcast this week. Michael is a former lawyer and emeritus law professor who started his writing career after he retired from practicing law. He talks to us about his two novels, The Mythros Conspiracy and American Conspiracy, what his research process was like for his books, and what his writing process (which includes morning chocolate!) is like.  !

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#261 - An Editor's Perspective with Janice Zawerbny show art #261 - An Editor's Perspective with Janice Zawerbny

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Editor Janice Zawerbny sits down with us this week to discuss her career in publishing and to share her advice for authors who are new to the editorial process. Janice was the editor of three books on the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize shortlist, and she talks to us about what drew her to acquire those books and how the editorial process differed between each title. Janice also tells us about the writing prize she co-founded, the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. !

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#260 - Going Viral with Jennifer L. Armentrout show art #260 - Going Viral with Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her writing career and her experiences working with both large publishers and small indie presses. Jennifer’s most recent series, Blood and Ash, went viral on TikTok, and she talks to us about that experience and the power of word of mouth marketing. !

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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