I’m very excited to announce that Kobo has come on board as a sponsor for my upcoming “How to Format, Package & Self-Publish Your Ebook” class at Litreactor.com!
I’ve been a fan of Kobo’s Writing Life self-publishing platform ever since it opened – was, in fact, one of its beta testers – and it has become one of the three major pillars in my personal publishing program. I think their platform is well-designed and that it is one of the easiest to use in the industry overall. When it comes to servicing the needs of self-published writers the world over, I fully expect them to be a major rival to Amazon in the near future. It is one of the reasons that I include in-depth information on Kobo Writing Life in my class and suggest that all independent writers make use of what they offer as a distribution partner.
Says Mark Lefebvre, Kobo’s Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations, “Kobo Writing Life is sponsoring this class because the instructor, Joseph Nassise, is not only a successful writer whose books sell well to Kobo customers around the world, but he is also very well respected as a mentor and teacher to other writers, helping them on their path to success in the ePublishing realm. Kobo Writing Life is interested in supporting efforts that help writers with both the craft and the business of writing, and feel that this course will help writers who are interested in eBook publishing understand the necessary investments involved to be successful.”
Mark’s not only a Kobo executive but a writer as well and he’s so excited about Kobo’s participation in the course that he’s taking it himself right along with us. In addition, Kobo will be sponsoring a student to take the class and will be giving away a brand new Kobo Touch - Wired Magazine’s 2012 Editor’s Pick for Best eReader – to one lucky class participant!
It is not too late for you to sign up and join us! Class begins on Nov 26th and runs for three weeks, so you’ll be able to start your self-publishing endeavor just in time to meet the Christmas rush.