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Publishing with Kobo... KWL or KPO?
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:47:01 PM »
I'm comfortable with all the aspects of publishing apart from Kobo expecting metadata in Excell or ONIX format... that tricked me. Which means the "easy" option of Kobo Writing Life might be the way to go.

Do I lose any benefits by using KWL? ALL-in-all so far, I'm looking at 12-15 titles.

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Re: Publishing with Kobo... KWL or KPO?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 12:31:17 AM »
I have zero idea what you're talking about. Is there any other way except KWL? KWL is direct, so what is this other thing? Probably something only open to tradepubs that we couldn't get access to anyway.

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Re: Publishing with Kobo... KWL or KPO?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 12:46:43 AM »
I have zero idea what you're talking about. Is there any other way except KWL? KWL is direct, so what is this other thing? Probably something only open to tradepubs that we couldn't get access to anyway.

It's maybe geared towards authors or publishers with hundreds of titles, but the threshold is "only a few" which suggested a hobby-writer level that might miss out on some promo features, etc. But judging by your advice, KWL is the go.

https://www.kobo.com/kobopublisheroperations

Thanks Patty. Always appreciate your take on things.
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Re: Publishing with Kobo... KWL or KPO?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 06:01:03 AM »
FROM KOBO:

How do I decide whether to use Kobo Writing Life or Kobo Publisher Operations? If you are familiar with terms like ePub, ONIX, and FTP, and have a large catalog of backlist titles, just fill out the Kobo Publisher Operations Form. Well review it and figure out the best way to make your eBooks available to Kobo readers everywhere.

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Re: Publishing with Kobo... KWL or KPO?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 04:41:37 PM »
FROM KOBO:

How do I decide whether to use Kobo Writing Life or Kobo Publisher Operations? If you are familiar with terms like ePub, ONIX, and FTP, and have a large catalog of backlist titles, just fill out the Kobo Publisher Operations Form. Well review it and figure out the best way to make your eBooks available to Kobo readers everywhere.

Yep, thanks, I saw this. I was kind of hoping to avoid the "we'll figure it out for you" thing. But if KWL works for Patty, I'm sure it'll work for me. Next it's Nook, I've already done Google Play, and it's going to have to be D2D for iBooks/Apple because Apple refuses to answer my Support query on GST registration for going direct.

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