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Offline baldricko

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Kobo And Kobo Plus
« on: July 15, 2020, 02:18:49 pm »
I'm selling direct to Kobo rather than through an aggregator. To those already doing this, do you see Kobo Plus as taking away from selling them through Kobo? I've never thought it a good idea. It took me a while to realize I had better returns avoiding KDP Select. I know with KP there's no exclusive contract. But I was wondering if there were other drawbacks.

I know there's another thread just started about Kobo Plus in Canada. I'm looking for more general feedback to help me decide. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Kobo And Kobo Plus
    « Reply #1 on: July 16, 2020, 09:18:31 am »
    In the past, borrows have been such a small part of Kobo's market that it was impossible to tell. But I will definitely be keeping an eye on the Kobo sales/borrow ratio over the next couple of months now that Kobo Plus has hit Canada. I think it's worth keeping my books in as an experiment, but will yank them if revenue declines.










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    Re: Kobo And Kobo Plus
    « Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 10:15:11 am »
    Unlike KU, kobo+ is NOT paying indie authors during their free 30 day trial.

    So readers can race through your library and you get paid nothing for it.

    Just something to be aware of...

    I see many authors putting in a series loss leader (free and .99 first in series books only), because they don't want to give away the rest of their libraries for free.

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    Re: Kobo And Kobo Plus
    « Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 07:10:42 am »
    Kobo Plus payments are based on total revenue divided by reading time.

    So the big difference is the notion of "reading time" compared to KU.

    Secondly, even in KU if the subsciption is free the fund gets diluted and so less for authors. So same concept in Kobo Plus.

    Kobo is very different beast than Amazon. It is curated...and is not totally a "algorithm" journey.

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    Re: Kobo And Kobo Plus
    « Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 01:32:18 pm »
    I use both, and Kobo income is often tops in my other-store (non-Amazon) sales. Sometimes Apple replaces it, but always it's a good earner for me.
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