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Mark Leslie Lefebvre
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The Ontario Triangle
With the recent release of my latest book, Creepy Capital , I spent some time on the road doing various promotions. I started in Ottawa to launch the book, then hit Niagara Falls with a table at Niagara Falls Comic-Con, then Sudbury for Graphic-Con. In fact...
With the recent release of my latest book, Creepy Capital, I spent some time on the road doing various promotions. I started in Ottawa to launch the book, then hit Niagara Falls with a table at Niagara Falls Comic-Con, then Sudbury for Graphic-Con. In fact, given my penchant for the paranormal, ...
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Spring 2016 Promotional Travel - Part Two - Niagara Falls
As mentioned in yesterday's post, this is the first weekend in the past three weeks where I haven't been
traveling to promote my books.
It started on the last weekend in May where I visited Ottawa for the official launch of Creepy Capital: Ghost Stories o...
As mentioned in yesterday's post, this is the first weekend in the past three weeks where I haven't been traveling to promote my books. It started on the last weekend in May where I visited Ottawa for the official launch of Creepy Capital: Ghost Stories of Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
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A fine human being (or a very savvy robot) emailed me to ask a really important -- and head-bonkingly difficult -- question. This human-slash-robot said: I'm good at idea part. I have lots of notes...
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Sadder Still To Watch It Die Than Never To Have Known It
I fondly remember those teenage years when I would put on a Rush album, sit there holding the album in my hands, marveling at the overall spectacular visual presentation of the art (usually by the genius Hugh Syme ) while the music filled the air in my bedr...
I fondly remember those teenage years when I would put on a Rush album, sit there holding the album in my hands, marveling at the overall spectacular visual presentation of the art (usually by the genius Hugh Syme) while the music filled the air in my bedroom and stirred my heart, ...
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This Author's Earnings
I have been a writer since I was about thirteen years old and spent the summer hammering out a fantasy adventure novel on my Mom's old Underwood typewriter. And I started submitting stories for publication at the age of seventeen. My first fiction sale happ...
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Life Reflected in Art
I've been reflecting all day on the fact that it has been thirteen years since my Dad died. A few nights ago, when he was feverish and having trouble falling back to sleep, as I laid in bed beside my son trying to comfort him, we chatted in the dark. He ask...
I've been reflecting all day on the fact that it has been thirteen years since my Dad died. A few nights ago, when he was feverish and having trouble falling back to sleep, as I laid in bed beside my son trying to comfort him, we chatted in the dark. He asked me if there was anything I regretted ...
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Spring 2016 Promotional Travel - Part Three - Sudbury
As I have been reflecting on the past few days, this weekend that just passed was the first weekend in the past three weeks where I haven't been
traveling to promote my books. You can read about the first of the three weekends when I officially launched Cr...
As I have been reflecting on the past few days, this weekend that just passed was the first weekend in the past three weeks where I haven't been traveling to promote my books. You can read about the first of the three weekends when I officially launched Creepy Capital: Ghost Stories of Ottawa ...
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Spring 2016 Promotional Travel - Part One - Ottawa
This is the first Saturday in the past three weeks where I haven't been traveling to promote my books. This will be the first of a series of three posts outlining some of the adventures had during that travel. It started on the last weekend in May where I v...
This is the first Saturday in the past three weeks where I haven't been traveling to promote my books. This will be the first of a series of three posts outlining some of the adventures had during that travel. It started on the last weekend in May where I visited Ottawa for the official launch ...
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The Capital Gets A Bit Creepier
My latest non-fiction paranormal exploration, CREEPY CAPITAL is now on bookstore shelves. Come along with paranormal raconteur Mark Leslie as he uncovers first-person accounts of ghostly happenings throughout Ottawa and the surrounding towns - the whole reg...
Come along with paranormal raconteur Mark Leslie as he uncovers first-person accounts of ghostly happenings throughout Ottawa and the surrounding towns - the whole region is rife with ghostly encounters and creepy locales. Discover the doomed financier who may be haunting the Chateau Laurier.
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May the Fourth Be With You And Other Nerdy Greetings
May the fourth be with you. I always enjoy this early day in May, but it makes me think about other sci-fi or nerdy greetings, introductory phrases and well-wishes from movies and television. So, in celebration of May the 4th, I thought I'd share these to s...
May the fourth be with you. I always enjoy this early day in May, but it makes me think about other sci-fi or nerdy greetings, introductory phrases and well-wishes from movies and television. So, in celebration of May the 4th, I thought I'd share these to see if you can name all the sources.
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There's Snow Story Like A Snowman Story
For years now, some of my most popularly received published stories include a couple of snowman tales that I have written. Both tales, inspired by the question of what might happen if a snowman were to come alive, take decidedly different approaches, and ye...
For years now, some of my most popularly received published stories include a couple of snowman tales that I have written. Both tales, inspired by the question of what might happen if a snowman were to come alive, take decidedly different approaches, and yet they both answer the question with a ...
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It's always great talking with Joanna Penn about eBook sales. Even more fun when we discuss selling globally . . . .
How To Sell More Books On Kobo With Mark Lefebvre
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Work
Occupation
Bookseller, Writer
Skills
I am quite adept at walking and chewing gum at the same time. I can even pull off walking in a straight line while performing this incredibly complex feat.
Employment
  • Kobo
    Director, Self-Publishing & Author Relations, 2011 - present
  • McMaster University
    Book Operations Manager, 2006 - 2011
  • Indigo Books and Music
    Master Data Configurator, 2001 - 2006
  • Chapters Online
    Database Manager, 1999 - 2001
  • Chapters
    Bookseller / Manager, 1992 - 1999
Places
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Currently
Hamilton, Ontario
Previously
Levack, Ontario - Ottawa, Ontario
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Tagline
Writer, Bookseller, Book Nerd
Introduction
Mark Leslie (Lefebvre) is a Canadian author of speculative fiction and paranormal non-fiction, a bookseller and an advocate for books, eBooks and digital technology within publishing. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Bragging rights
Two decades of experience in bookselling. Published Writer (http://www.markleslie.ca /markleslie-bibliography). Print on Demand (Espresso Book Machine) pioneer. Part of the Kobo Writing Life team. (www.kobo.com/writinglife)
Education
  • Carleton University
    English Language & Literature, 1988 - 1992
  • Levack District High School
    1988
  • Levack Public School
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The best place to find micro and locally brewed beers (including some experimental ones from Niagara College Brewmaster School) in Hamilton. A fun staff and a down-to-earth and relaxed atmosphere. This is exactly my kind of place, filled with a wonderfully eclectic selection of beers, patrons and staff members. Highly recommended!
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This is a small unassuming place that will astonish you. Amazing home-style food served in giant portions and among the best I have ever tasted. Highly recommended.
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Great book shop in a fun neighbourhood with a personable and book-knowledgeable owner. It's always a pleasure to pop in and discover something new in the world of books.
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