There’s no putting the self-publishing genie back in the bottle.
It’s become so easy for authors to get their work before the public that I actually wonder why some spend months and years writing query letters and creating submission packages.
As a result, it’s become increasingly important for authors to have a direct relationship with book vendors, without the publisher acting as buffer.
To that end, Kobo hosted an event for its authors on Wednesday. And I’m glad I went.
After plying the authors with delicious snacks and beer (a great way to win my heart) they demonstrated their easy-to-use Writing Life tool, geared towards making the eBook publishing and marketing experience a positive experience.
It looks like it will. Writing Life empowers authors with much needed sales information to help them target and plan their campaigns.
I haven’t had any experience with Writing Life, since my first book was placed in the catalogue by my publisher. But once The Orphans of the Creek up on the site, I’ll report right back in on how user-friendly and useful it is.
See you out there!
If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!
- Richard Todd is a novelist, screenplay writer, and social media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.