Kobo Writing Life just celebrated it’s first birthday, and in one year has attracted more than 17,600 authors who have published more than 100,000 titles available in 184 countries and in 54 languages. Based on author feedback the KWL platform has been updated 14 times since its launch, with the addition of five languages and new features enabling authors to customize their self-pub dashboards as well as the ability to set their titles for pre-order.

Today, we're excited to announce our latest update, offering advanced features enabling authors to easily create eBooks and edit their work directly within the KWL text editor. With this update the process of self-publishing is made even easier by offering authors a way to create an eBook from scratch using an online WYSIWYG editor directly within the KWL platform. This way, authors can avoid the extra step of converting a Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format document, and easily fix typos in an instant.

Kobo is the only major international retailer to offer a text editing tool directly within a free self-publishing platform. We are committed to offering authors the best service possible, and strive to deliver the best experience for a smooth writing process.

Happy writing and stay tuned for our next update!