Mark is an author and director of Self-Publishing & Author Relations for Kobo. Mark Lefebvre was hired by Kobo in 2011 to develop an easy way for indie authors and small publishers to publish their work to Kobo's global catalog in 190 countries. Using his more than two decades worth of book industry experience (not to mention the fact that he is also a writer and self-published his first book in 2004), Mark led the creation of Kobo Writing Life in July 2012. In the four years since its launch, Kobo Writing Life has grown to represent between 15 to 20% of the company's weekly unit sales and a market share larger than the world's largest publishers.To connect with Mark, you can go to www.kobowritinglife.com and www.kobo.com/writinglife or follow on twitter @KoboWritingLife and facebook: www.facebook.com/kobowritinglife. You can connect at www.laurapowers.net. You can also find her on facebook via Write Hot and follow her on twitter @thatlaurapowers.