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Launch of Kobo Writing Life Self-Publishing Platform
I feel that Kobo get the publishing industry. I believe they are demonstrating the same care and knowledge when dealing with small publishers or authors starting their indie publishing journey

Regular readers of this blog will be aware I’m a bit of a Kobo fan. They launched early into the Australian market (May 2010) and were my primary ebook store for this reason.

I had high hopes about the launch of their self-publishing platform – Writing Life. I’ve always been impressed at the depth of knowledge Kobo had about their readers. I  feel that Kobo get the publishing industry. I believe they are demonstrating the same care and knowledge when dealing with small publishers or authors starting their indie publishing journey.

There are now many options available to authors who want to self publish and I’ve been comparing them all recently. In one way or another they all seem to have pros and cons. So how does Kobo Writing Life stack up against some alternatives like Smashwords or BookBaby?

Cut to the chase?

My favourite thing about Kobo Writing Life is that authors are able to download their ePUBfile after conversion. I believe strongly that authors and independent publishers should retain ownership of their files and materials. If you pay (and with everyone you will pay one way or another) for a service like conversion then you should own the files. This file can then be used for other retailers, book reviews or to share with friends and family.

Some options give you free conversion and take a cut of the sales. Others may charge for conversions and pass along sales.

Complete article here.

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