I had the good fortune to meet Mark Leslie Lefebvre when I attended World Fantasy Convention in Toronto two years ago. I had heard Mark on other podcasts and knew a little about him. I was very happy to have the chance to talk with him during one of the evening parties. During that time, Mark was gracious enough to agree to come on Get Published. That was episode 97 if you would like to go back and listen. We talked about writing and publishing as tends to happen on this show. We also talked about Kobo and Kobo Writing Life.
Why? Did I forget to mention that Mark is the Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations at Kobo? Did I also forget to mention that he has been helping develop Kobo Writing Life?
Yeah, sorry about that. But all of those things are true. And now, almost a year-and-a-half later, I thought it would be great to talk to Mark again about what has changed with him and with Kobo. I am excited to say, he is my guest on today’s show and there is a lot of great stuff to hear.
I’ve also realized that I haven’t really done a good job of keeping all of you up-to-date on my own writing journey. I want to rectify that lack in the middle of the show. I talk about my projects and what seems to be working.
One last thing. Parsec award nomination season is upon us once again. I would humbly ask that, if you consider this show to be worthy, please nominate it for a Parsec. Maybe I’ll be 6th time lucky. J I will include the link to the nomination page in the show notes.
And with that little bit of self-promotion out of the way, let’s get the show started.
I hope you enjoy it.
00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 133 – Mark Leslie Lefebvre – What’s New?
Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”
00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 133 – Mark Leslie Lefebvre – What’s New?(continued)
Welcome to the show.
02:08 – Promo – Earth Station One
02:52 – Tips and Typos
Mike provides an update to his writing and creative projects. What has been working and what has been less than successful. This includes his forays into Wattpad with Boyscouts of the Apocalypse & GalaxyBillies as well as his soon-to-be-released novels, Mik Murdoch: The Power Within & Jack Kane and the Statue of Liberty (co-authored with JR Murdock).
10:20 – Promo – Pandemic
11:20 Get Published Episode 133 – Mark Leslie Lefebvre – What’s New? (continued)
Mike and Mark talk about writing, Kobo Writing Life and several other things:
- 7 impressions, skeleton, skull, ice breaks as an author, eye contact, kobo, kobo writing life, self publishing, Kevin J. Anderson, Boyscouts of the Apocalypse, network, free, pricing, book pricing, Canadian werewolf in New York, Gaming the system, sales stats, writing life
1:01:37 – Promo – Pop Mockers
1:02:08 — Closing
Thank you for listening.
Websites mentioned in this episode:
Mark Leslie – http://www.markleslie.ca/
Kobo Books – kobobooks.com
Kobo Writing Life – http://www.kobo.com/writinglife
Wattpad – http://www.wattpad.com/
Earth Station One – http://esopodcast.com
Scott Sigler’s Pandemic – http://scottsigler.com/pandemic/
Pop Mockers – http://www.popmockers.com/
Parsec Award Nominations – http://www.parsecawards.com/2014-parsec-awards/nominate-a-podcast/
Portal Under My Sink Anthology – http://portalundermysink.wordpress.com
Special Thanks to Jeffrey Hite for assisting in the production of Get Published.