Kobo's self-publishing platform, Kobo Writing Life, is launching an affiliate program for self-published authors with PW Select, a monthly digital newsletter and print supplement to Publishers Weekly magazine focusing on independently published books.
Beginning November 21, KWL authors can opt to submit their titles for a listing in PW Select for a reduced price of $129 per title (the regular price is $149). The book will be guaranteed an announcement listing in the online and print editions of PW Select. In addition, listed books are eligible for editorial review consideration in the online and print editions of PW Select. The author will also receive a six-month digital subscription to PW at no additional cost.
“One of the most common questions we receive from writers is, ‘How can you help promote my book?’” said Mark Lefebvre, director of KWL. “I’m thrilled to offer our authors this option and at a reduced price. I applaud PW for their inclusive approach to self-publishing, and hope KWL authors will take advantage of this opportunity to be seen by the industry and potentially reviewed by PW editors.”