Kobo Writing Life makes your dream of being published a reality
Create an account
Publish a book
Promote to readers
Publish your eBook in a few short steps
Just create a Kobo Writing Life account, upload your manuscript, and set the price. We’ll add it to the Kobo catalogue within 72 hours and keep it there as long as you want.
Control your own content
With Kobo Writing Life, you’re in charge. You own your rights, set your prices, and run your own promotions. We don’t require exclusivity, so you’re free to publish elsewhere, too.
Self-publish to a global market
Through Kobo’s strategic partnerships, your eBook will be available around the world in the online bookstores of leading retailers in over 190 countries.
Get detailed sales analytics
See your updates in real time with our easy-to-use dashboard. Track your sales by country or by date—we're data nerds, too.
Testimonials from our authors
"Self-publishing has changed my life in every conceivable way. KWL is an outstanding platform, thanks to the ease of uploading and the advanced sales data broken out into an easy-to-understand map that I love."
— Marie Force
"I just added my first pre-order on KWL. The beautiful interface and user-friendly publishing process were totally frustration-free. I give my experience a 10/10."
— Kris Bowes
"I sell in so many more countries through Kobo than anywhere else—64 countries so far! No other platform even comes close, and that kind of worldwide coverage is priceless."
— Lauren Royal
"Self-publishing has allowed me to transform my dream of writing books into a full-time job: the best job I could ever imagine."
— Giulia Beyman
"KWL is the easiest way to publish an eBook."
— Nika Lubitsch
"The KWL team is an absolute joy to work with."
— Diane Capri
"I do not wait for publishers to make my books reach my readers. I use platforms such as KWL to build a following."