Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Kobo - the relatively new kid in town - is in the competition! @kobo






Wikipedia

 - On July 17, 2012, Kobo launched a self-publishing platform called Kobo Writing Life. Key features of Kobo Writing Life include "deep analytics", allowing authors to track sales in real time; a "learning center" to guide newcomers in digital publishing; and allowing an author to sell books globally. By July 2014, 250,000 books written by 30,000 authors have been published through this program; these authors originate from 157 countries and have books published in 69 languages.


Kobo Writing Life – the publishing part of Kobo is a Canadian company, out of Toronto, and I must say as a Canuck, I had a proud reaction when I heard the statistics and how far they’ve come in just two short years.



As you know, my last three blogs were focussed on Barnes & Noble and how I came to better understand their policies.


Well, I want you to know that during the time I spent at the Romance Writers of America’s National Convention in San Antonio, my policy was for equal opportunity time sharing. Which means - I also took in the presentation given by Mark Lefebvre to introduce Kobo and their services.  
 
After he spoke, I went up and introduced myself to Mark and explained about our box collection – Ten Brides for Ten heroes – and he gave me his card and suggested I write to him and the staff who are dedicated to helping authors become successful on Kobo.





Of course I did. And – he answered my e-mail and was very helpful with information and I believe we now have our book scheduled for a daily deal.



 



To find out more about this service, check this website http://ebookfriendly.com/kobo-daily-deal-launch/ or E-mail the gang at help@kobobooks.com  (Hours: M-F 9am-12am ET)


*** More about Kobo in my next blog...

 
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