When Kobo launched their new self-publishing program a few months ago, it provided authors with a unique system unlike any other. You can easily keep track of sales as their occur in real time and set different prices in each market you are marketing your book. Today the company announced a 10% royalty increase from September to November 30th, bringing the total amount garnered by the author to 80%. This gives you the ability to make more money with this service then even Amazon.
Since Kobo Writing Life’s official launch, the portal has seen a 700 percent increase in sales for its self-published titles. Within the first month, authors from 73 countries have published titles across ten languages, including English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian. There’s an eBook to suit every reader’s taste, with titles available across all popular genres, including Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, Horror, and Thrillers.
“Our team went to great lengths to ensure Kobo Writing Life would be an intuitive, writer-focused solution adding value to the self-publishing industry, and we’re thrilled with the result,” said Michael Tamblyn, EVP of Content & Merchandising, Kobo. “From great royalty payouts to the comprehensive reporting dashboard, writers are very happy with how easy the platform is to use. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from authors, and we’re excited to offer them this great promotion for the fall.”
“Kobo’s Writing Life platform has made publishing my books around the world extremely efficient and easy,” said Bella Andre, Kobo and New York Times bestselling author. “Everyone at Kobo really understands what authors want—and need—in a self-publishing portal. Being able to see real-time stats on how my titles are performing internationally helps me make better marketing decisions on how I localize my pricing and promotions in each region.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.