Press Release: Kobo and Entreescritores join Forces to Enhance the Self-Publishing Experience
Through this partnership, Kobo’s self-publishing service – Kobo Writing Life (KWL) – embraces a new concept in publishing that values readers’ reviews as essential to increase book sales
Kobo, a global leader in eReading selling books in more than 190 countries, offers authors its Kobo Writing Life (KWL) platform – enabling them to self-publish and sell their books worldwide. KWL decided to partner with Entreescritores.com, which is a social network for Spanish readers to review new authors and books. Through this collaboration, the best books published and reviewed on Entreescritores then get published and sold at Kobo.com via KWL, vetting quality content based on readers’ reviews. This process allows writers to receive feedback in order to improve their books before offering them for sale through KWL. The Kobo store hosts a specific Entreescritores page, presenting the best books from the Entreescritores platform: http://store.kobobooks.com/es-ES/Collection/entreescritores
Through this partnership, both platforms seek to encourage novice authors to improve their work through feedback from readers’ reviews, enabling them to take the next step in their literary careers by selling their books professionally.
“Kobo Writing Life removes barriers when it comes to publishing, and gives authors the opportunity to achieve their dreams – seeing their works published and made available through a world-class, international global catalogue,” said Camille Mofidi, European Manager, Kobo Writing Life. “We are excited to be working with Entreescritores on this initiative, which helps authors continually focus on and improve their craft to release the best written works possible.”
SELF-PUBLISHING WITH KOBO WRITING LIFE
At no cost to the author, Kobo Writing Life titles are published easily using an intuitive self-service portal to set indie authors on the path to self-publishing success. No exclusivity is required and the submission process takes mere minutes, with books published within 24 to 72 hours. The platform publishes content in the ePub format, and Kobo offers free conversion of Word, Rich Text Format, Open Office, and mobi files. The platform puts the power of all aspects of publishing – layout, production and marketing – into the hands of the author. Authors can publish in any language with instant access to millions of Readers in 190 countries, and Kobo authors enjoy higher royalties than with competitive platforms. Unlike other self-publishing tools, Kobo allows authors to set their book price to “FREE” at any time without restrictive exclusivity agreements or hidden transaction or processing download fees. Authors keep 70% for eBooks priced €1.99 and up (with no cap) and 45% for €1.98 and below, and have the flexibility to change pricing at any time to help promote and market their work. The Kobo Writing Life portal is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Dutch. Authors can learn more and sign up at http://www.kobowritinglife.com
About Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 4-million eBooks and magazines to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders and Google-Certified Android tablets to suit any Reader’s style including the award-winning Kobo Touch™, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Aura H2O, Kobo Arc, Kobo Arc 7, Kobo Arc 7HD, Kobo Arc 10HD, and the new Kobo Aura H2O. Along with the company’s free top-ranking eReading apps for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows®, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.
Thousands of Spanish speakers has registered in a new social publishing community called entreescritores.com. In 2014 owes gratitude to the readers whose reviews have influenced four indie publishers has selected five books for publication from self-published authors. More than 300 books has been publised into the platform to get reviews from readers who want to discover new talent.
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