Kobo Writing Life

eBook Distribution through Kobo

A relative newcomer to the international arena, Kobo Books is now one of the largest retailers of ePub-format eBooks in the world. The word Kobo is an anagram of book! Here are a few reasons why Acepub recommends distributing your eBook through Kobo:

  • Kobo is one of the most popular platform for eBook distribution. Kobo Books have around 16 million readers.
  • Kobo has a huge reach. Kobo is available in 190 countries which means your book has great visibility and reach all over the world. It ranks either first or second eBook retailer in many countries including Canada and Japan.
  • Kobo doesn’t charge anything to create a Kobo account or to upload a book for sale. Kobo gives 70% of each sale to the author, irrespective of the eBook’s price, deducting 30% fee from each book sold.
  • Kobo distribution is a must for eBooks for children, or enhanced eBooks. It supports extras like embedded media, interactivity, narration, and more.
  • Kobo allows authors to perform “deep analytics”, a rare feature that allows tracking of sales in real time.

How to succeed in selling on Kobo

As mentioned above, publishing on Kobo is a simple proces. However, the eBook market is a busy one. As a writer without e-publishing and marketing experience, you must give some forethought to how to get your book noticed on Kobo. Here are five musts for success in distributing your book through Kobo.

  1. Be sure your manuscript is professionally prepared. Your book should be professionally edited, to avoid unprofessional typos and other errors. Include a copyright page (to protect you on the legal side of things) and a Table of Contents (to make the structure of your book easier to understand).
  2. Provide Kobo the appropriate file type it needs. Kobo needs an epub format file. Every eBook made by Acepub is tested and guaranteed to work on Kobo.
  3. Choose a winning cover. We can’t say this enough: money invested in professional cover design definitely will come back to you in sales. Design professionals with a marketing background, like Acepub’s designers, can draw readers in and make sales happen.
  4. Write a compelling book synopsis. The synopsis is what potential readers skim before deciding if they should buy your book or not. It must be persuasive, and give a few clues to why your book is worth buying, without giving too much away!
  5. Choose your categories wisely. Kobo allows you to list your book in three different categories. Think strategically about which categories best suit your book.

How Acepub makes Kobo Writing Life sales happen

At Acepub, we help self publishers be successful distributing their books on Kobo Writing Life. This starts before you even get to the distribution stage, when we provide eBook creation, making sure your book is professionally formatted and designed. When that’s done, we give you any help you need to distribute on Kobo: Acepub can help you create a Kobo account, write a book synopsis, and upload your eBook. Just let us know, how we can help you distribute your eBook through Kobo Writing Life!

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