Kobo Plus is a subscription service from Rakuten Kobo that connects readers with a growing selection of ebooks in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
READER FOCUS MEANS EVERYBODY WINS
The Kobo Plus Payout Model is based on the number of readers subscribing to and reading books through the service. This is a little different than some other subscription models you may have experienced. What it means, in a nutshell, is that everyone—Kobo, Draft2Digital, and you, the author—benefits when readers are enticed into subscribing and discovering new authors.
The more subscribers the service has, the more revenue there is to share.
The success of the service benefits everyone, and makes it all about giving readers books they’ll love.
OPTING IN HAS ITS PERKS
- Royalties—Royalties are based on the current Kobo Plus Payout, which increases as subscriptions rise. Your royalty share is based on a formula that takes into account the Minutes Consumed—the combined number of minutes read by paying subscribers in a given month.
- No exclusivity—While you’re enrolled in Kobo Plus, you can distribute your books to any other online bookseller that you wish. There’s no exclusivity requirement to be in the program.
- Reach an emerging market—The Dutch-speaking markets of the Netherlands and Belgium are brand new to the Kobo family. Canada is Kobo’s home turf, with both English and French-speaking readers. Opting in to Kobo Plus lets you reach these markets just as they’re discovering a world of new books!
Kobo Plus and Draft2Digital are bringing you the easiest way to opt in and reach these new markets. As a D2D author, you’ll be able to see your sales and royalties from your author dashboard, alongside all of your other sales channels.