Kobo Writing Life Publishing for Absolute Beginners
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Sally Jenkins is a prize-winning short story writer and many of her articles on creative writing have appeared in the UK press. She has successfully published several e-books across Amazon and Kobo, including collections of her short stories and advice to novice public speakers. Her book Kindle Direct Publishing for Absolute Beginners frequently tops the Amazon 'Electronic Publishing' chart.
Kobo Writing Life Publishing for Absolute Beginners puts Sally's Kobo e-publishing experience into a concise and easy to follow guide. Starting with the definition of an e-book and deciding what to write, through to accessing Kobo promotions - Sally's advice is sensible, friendly and easy to follow.
Kobo Writing Life Publishing for Absolute Beginners covers the following topics and more:
Why Publish on Kobo? – In some countries Kobo has a large market share
What to Write - E-publishing is more flexible than traditional publishing
Before You Publish - Tips to make your manuscript the best it can be
Title - Use it to make your book discoverable on Kobo
Front and End Matter - How to start and finish an e-book
Formatting - Sally recommends Mark Coker's 'Smashwords Style Guide' and adds a few tips of her own
The Cover - Ways to generate an e-book cover
Royalties and Pricing - The choices facing an author
Kobo Plus – Make your book available to subscribers
Overdrive – Make your book available in libraries
Creating the Kobo Synopsis - Writing the book's 'blurb'
Kobo Pre-Order - The pros and cons for generating a pre-publication 'buzz'
Uploading a Book to Kobo - Publishing your book
Going Wide – Consider other e-book platforms
Sales Reports - How to view your worldwide sales figures
Obtaining Reviews - Encouraging others to endorse your book
Kobo Promotions – How to access promotions run by Kobo
Promo Codes – Money-off vouchers for reviewers and others
Writing a Series of E-Books - Keep the readers coming back for more
What to Do When the Books Don't Sell - Re-ignite your e-book sales
Create a Mailing List - Keep in touch with your readers
Publishing a Paperback – Some pointers towards seeing your book in print
Creating a Box Set - Definition of a box set and the benefits of publishing in this way.
What Amazon reviewers say about Sally's sister publication, Kindle Direct Publishing for Absolute Beginners:
"I love the logical way this book is set out. The next best thing to having the author sitting next to you for your first attempt." – Mrs Midlands.
"I like the conversational tone of the book. It's just like I'm sitting with the author and chatting." – Zakama
"By the time I finished reading this book, I'd highlighted 65 passages that I found helpful and I'm likely to refer back to." Peter Linfield.