Mark Lefebvre

Mark Lefebvre
Director of Self-Publishing & Author Relations, Kobo Inc

Website | @MarkLeslie

Mark Leslie Lefebvre’s passion for writing and love of reading led him to the book industry, where he has worked since 1992 as a bookseller in virtually every possible bookstore environment (mall store, chain store, big box store, online bookstore and campus bookstore). 1992 was the same year Mark sold his first short story, and his most recent books (under the name Mark Leslie) include Haunted Hamilton and Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound. Mark is the Director of Self-Publishing & Author Relations at Kobo where he was part of the team that launched Kobo Writing Life, a DIY self-publishing portal for authors and small publishers. He sits on the Canadian Booksellers Association executive board as well as the BookNet Canada Board of Directors. An author, bookseller, editor and avid reader, he considers the term “Book Nerd” an apt description.

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Workshop
Location: Soho Complex
Kristen McLean (Bookigee), Kat Meyer (O'Reilly Media, Inc. ), Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Porter Anderson (Porter Anderson Media), Jason Allen Ashlock (Movable Type Management), Amanda Barbara (Pubslush), Eve Bridburg (Grub Street), Laura Dawson (Bowker), Cory Doctorow (craphound.com), Rob Eagar (WildFire Marketing), Amanda Havard (Immersedition), Scott James (Red Hat Project), Mark Jeffrey (Glossi.com), Elizabeth Keenan (Penguin Group), Allen Lau (Wattpad), Sabrina McCarthy (Argo Navis & Perseus Distribution), Libby Johnson McKee (Amazon), Dana Newman (Dana Newman), Kate Pullinger (Bath Spa University), Mark Lefebvre (Kobo Inc), Tarah Theoret (NetGalley LLC), Tim Sanders (Net Minds)
This one-day conference-within-a-conference from the thought leaders at Tools of Change and Publishers Weekly is designed specifically for professional authors, content creators, agents, and independent author service providers who want to move beyond "Social Media 101" to a more robust dialogue about the opportunities in today's rapidly shifting landscape. Read more.
Location: Soho_Complex
Moderated by:
Kristen McLean (Bookigee)
Panelists:
Cevin Bryerman (Publishers Weekly), Amanda Havard (Immersedition), Elizabeth Keenan (Penguin Group), Mark Lefebvre (Kobo Inc), Tarah Theoret (NetGalley LLC)
Join our expert panel as they discuss emerging trends in marketing and discovery that rewrite the marketing rulebook, as well as the continuing industry challenges of building audience in the age of content abundance. Read more.

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