1. Lambert Nagle
    20 March 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    Eric, this is brilliant – thank you. Am just waiting for our book to appear in Kobo now after finally uploading it yesterday.
    I’m going to recommend your tutorial to my fellow authors in the Alliance of Independent Authors:)

    • Eric
      20 March 2013 @ 2:47 pm

      Excellent. I hope you sell a ton of books!

  2. Janet Oakley
    23 March 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    You wrote the “ISBN KOBO assigned to you.” I thought I had to buy them and submit one with my book for KOBO. I’m looking to get a novel on KOBO.

    • Eric
      24 March 2013 @ 7:50 am

      Janet, you don’t have to provide an ISBN when e-publishing through sites like Kobobooks, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Apple. Those vendors will either provide an ISBN or use some other code unique to their system to identify your book.

  3. Lambert Nagle
    24 March 2013 @ 4:38 am

    slightly off-topic and I apologise for that, but do you have any tips for what to do when you get stuck “in publishing” on Kobo? Uploaded on Monday 18th, sent two emails to Kobo and nearly a week later….. am still stuck in Kobo limbo…..

    • Eric
      24 March 2013 @ 8:01 am

      I’ve seen many others confronted with this problem was well, but I don’t think anyone has figured out how to get out of Kobo limbo other than by waiting. My last book took well over a week to go live.

      • Lambert Nagle
        24 March 2013 @ 2:07 pm

        Thanks, Eric, at least I know I’m not the only one.:)

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  5. LV Lewis
    11 April 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    used this and it worked like a dream. Do you by chance have anything like this for Nook? Thanks!

    • Eric
      11 April 2013 @ 7:03 pm

      I’m glad it was helpful. Nook/Barnes and Noble do not integrate with goodreads, so there’s no way to sync the reviews.

      • LV Lewis
        14 April 2013 @ 4:44 pm

        Thanks, Eric. Just trying to find ways to get the word to other platforms besides Kobo about my book. It’s hard to get traction in those other sites (at least that’s been my experience). Thanks again for sharing this great idea!

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  7. Stacy Claflin
    7 June 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Thank you so much!

  8. Lexi Revellian
    12 June 2013 @ 11:30 am

    Is there a downside to this, as you have to choose on Goodreads between either an ASIN or an ISBN? Does it mean for instance that a reader clicking on the book will be sent to Kobo rather than Amazon? At the moment, the Kobo link won’t work for my book. If I change to an ISBN, perhaps the Amazon link won’t work?

    Mark you, I’m always confused by Goodreads.

    • Eric
      12 June 2013 @ 2:27 pm


      If you’re concerned about losing the link to amazon through their ASIN, you can create a Kobo-specific edition on Goodreads and use the Kobo-assigned ISBN on it. All the steps for doing that are in the long version of my tutorial, which you can find here. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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    […] – The correct way to link to books on Kobo by using ISBN search http://kobowritinglife.com/2012/09/01/linking-to-kobo/ – Getting your Goodreads Reviews to show on Kobo, from the Kobo team http://kobowritinglife.com/2013/02/11/ensuring-your-goodreads-review-appear-on-kobo/ – A post where author Eric Kent Edstrom posted a guide for hooking Goodreads to Kobo on his own website (with a nice visual tutorial) http://www.ericedstrom.com/2013/03/13/goodreads-kobobooks-simplified/ […]

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