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The Kobo Writing Life Podcast features exciting interviews with bestselling authors, tips on the craft and business of writing, and advice for successfully self-publishing. Millions of readers are waiting to discover your book - self-publish today at www.kobo.com/writinglife

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The Kobo Writing Life Podcast features exciting interviews with bestselling authors, tips on the craft and business of writing, and advice for successfully self-publishing. Millions of readers are waiting to discover your book - self-publish today at www.kobo.com/writinglife

    Exploring Characters' Choices with Lisa Taddeo

    Exploring Characters' Choices with Lisa Taddeo

    In our 250th episode, bestselling author Lisa Taddeo joins us on the podcast to discuss her writing career and her first novel, Animal. Lisa is also the author of the runaway nonfiction hit, Three Women, and she talks to us about the writing process for both of her books, her career as a journalist, and why she enjoys exploring the decisions people make in her writing. 
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    • 23 min
    From Industry to Author with Zakiya Dalila Harris

    From Industry to Author with Zakiya Dalila Harris

    Debut author Zakiya Dalila Harris joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her novel, The Other Black Girl. Before becoming an author, Zakiya worked as an editorial assistant at a publishing house and she tells us what real life experiences influenced her book and what it was like being on the other side of the author-editor relationship. She also talks to us about her experience getting an MFA, the television adaptation of The Other Black Girl, and what changes in the publishing industry she’s seeing now and hopes to see in the future.
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    • 43 min
    Telling Stories in Style with Heather Newberger

    Telling Stories in Style with Heather Newberger

    Author and professional stylist Heather Newberger joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her first book, How to Date Your Wardrobe: And Other Ways to Revive, Revitalize, and Reinvigorate Your Style. We speak to Heather about her career path as a stylist, her road to publication and the bumps that were caused by the pandemic, what post-pandemic fashion will look like, and we talk about using fashion and visual cues to help build in-depth characters and layered storytelling.

    • 47 min
    Making the Most of a Pandemic Book Launch with Jessica Hamilton

    Making the Most of a Pandemic Book Launch with Jessica Hamilton

    Debut author Jessica Hamilton joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her recently released thriller, What You Never Knew. Jessica talks to us about her journey to publication, how she plots her thriller novels, and what it was like publishing her first book during a pandemic.
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    • 29 min
    Inside Digital Publishing with Kobo Senior Vendor

    Inside Digital Publishing with Kobo Senior Vendor

    We are joined by Kobo’s Siobhan Padgett on the podcast this week. Siobhan is the Senior Vendor Manager for the US and Canada, working with hundreds of publishers across both territories, and she talks to us about her role at Kobo, what elements successful titles have in common, and what indie publishers and traditional publishers can learn from one another. Siobhan has worked in the publishing industry for over two decades and she shares what changes she has seen within the industry, where she hopes the industry will go in the future, and she shares some fun insider stories with us. 
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    • 37 min
    Optimizing OverDrive with Lateefah Zawistowski

    Optimizing OverDrive with Lateefah Zawistowski

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Lateefah Zawistowski to discuss all things OverDrive. As an account manager for OverDrive, Lateefah gives us the inside look at how OverDrive works, how authors can add and market their books on OverDrive, and how libraries utilize the service. She also shares some advice on pricing your books for libraries, what trends she’s currently seeing in library sales, and she discusses the impact of the pandemic on libraries.
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    • 34 min

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4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

aaronboolander ,

Love you guys!

You are so insightful and a huge inspiration to me! Thank you for all you do!

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GREAT Podcast

Learning a lot by listening not only to the interviews about writing, but the advice given on the business of books.

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