Streetlib and Draft2Digital are two self-publishing solutions for authors looking to get international exposure. These companies are offering the ability to distribute e-books to the Kobo Plus platform that is available in Belgium and the Netherlands. Authors who already opt into the Kobo platform are automatically enrolled in Kobo Plus and royalties are paid monthly from a rotating pool of cash.
Kobo Plus was developed in close collaboration with leading Dutch publishers. The subscription service operates on a fair-share model, with payouts funded by subscription revenues, which enables a self-sustaining service built for the long-term—encouraging publishers to offer a wide selection of books from all genres. Kobo Plus was designed with the booklover in mind, and provides book recommendations tailored to individual readers’ interests.
Users can sign up for Kobo Plus directly on their e-readers and be able to filter out other categories to only display Kobo Plus books. They can then further filter by category, or language. You can also purchase a subscription via the Kobo e-reading app or the main Kobo/Bol website.
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