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Kobo Writing Life Podcast

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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#291 – Feminist Dystopian Fiction with Sara Foster

In this episode, we are joined by psychological fiction author and Ph.D. candidate Sara Foster (author of You Don't Know Me, The Hidden Hours, and more) who spoke to us about her recently released speculative fiction novel, The Hush. Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books here. If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit kobo.com/writinglife. 

41mins

10 May 2022

Rank #1

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#290 – Satirical Fiction with Zarqa Nawaz

In this episode, we are joined by Canadian journalist, author, and filmmaker Zarqa Nawaz (creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie) who spoke to us about her recently released novel, Jameela Green Ruins Everything. Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books here. If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit kobo.com/writinglife. 

47mins

26 Apr 2022

Rank #2

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#289 Marketing Books with Written Word Media

Tune in to our conversation with Clayton Noblit and Grant Shepherd of Written Word Media. They gave us lots of insight into successful marketing as an indie author, and the various services they offer to help authors sell books, including the newer Reader Reach program. We also talked about the results of the 2021 indie author survey. Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books here. If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit kobo.com/writinglife. 

49mins

12 Apr 2022

Rank #3

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#288 - Writing Diversely with Renee Harleston

Our guest this week is Renee Harleston, founder of Writing Diversely, which offers sensitivity reading services that provide authors, writers, and content creators the tools and support they need to tell diverse and inclusive stories. Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books here. If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit kobo.com/writinglife. 

41mins

22 Mar 2022

Rank #4

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#287 - TikTok Sells Books with Jayne Rylon and Lila Dubois

This week on the podcast, we're speaking with Lila Dubois and Jayne Rylon all about TikTok, and how they are using the platform to sell more books than ever before. https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/p/kwlpodcast

1hr 2mins

15 Mar 2022

Rank #5

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#286 - Writing Female Friendship with Anat Deracine

Happy International Woman's Day to our KWL community! We wanted to celebrate by releasing a bonus episode this week - we hope you enjoy it! We spoke with author Anat Deracine about her novel, Driving by Starlight, her experience growing up in Saudi Arabia and why writing about female friendship is so important to her. https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/p/kwlpodcast

53mins

8 Mar 2022

Rank #6

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#285 – The Blood and Guts of Writing with Catherine Spader

This week on the podcast, we're sitting down with Catherine Spader to chat about her career trajectory from ER nurse to journalist to fantasy writer. Catherine explains how her medical background brings realism to her writing, and talks about the tips and tricks she learned as a journalist that shape her fiction writing.

39mins

1 Mar 2022

Rank #7

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#284 – Navigating Non-Monogamy with Rachel Krantz

We are joined on the podcast by Rachel Krantz who spoke to us about her recent memoir, Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogamy. Rachel discussed the process of writing her memoir, why she felt she needed to tell this story, and she also shares tips on how to write about polyamorous relationships in fiction.

42mins

15 Feb 2022

Rank #8

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#283 –Podcasting for Authors with Matty Dalrymple

This week we're featuring author and podcaster, Matty Dalrymple, host of the The Indy Author Podcast. Matty shares insights she has learned from her podcasting career, how she has found success in publishing short fiction, and why she loves writing about the supernatural.

44mins

1 Feb 2022

Rank #9

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#282 – Making NaNoWriMo Work for You with Sara Whitney

Journalism professor and romance author Sara Whitney joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her journey to publishing and why she recently took her catalogue wide. We discussed her experiences with NaNoWriMo, why she's so passionate about great romance, and her hottest TV takes as a former television critic.

50mins

25 Jan 2022

Rank #10