Kobo Writing Life Publishing for Absolute Beginners

ebook Learn how to publish YOUR book on the Kobo platform

By Sally Jenkins

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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.

Kobo Writing Life Publishing for Absolute Beginners