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About Kobo Plus


Kobo Plus (in parternship with BOL.com) is a subscription service with a difference. Everybody wins: authors, publishers, retailers. And most importantly: Readers.



1. If you opt a title in to Kobo Plus, you cannot opt out that title for 3 months.

It takes time and resources for us to make your title available to Bol customers, and we want to give your eBook the best chance to succeed in finding new readers in a new market. That means we need you to stick with your distribution plan for 90 days, and you will NOT be able to opt out or delist your title from KWL during this time period. However…..

2. There is NO EXCLUSIVITY REQUIRED to opt in to Kobo Plus.

You can continue to distribute your eBook to additional retailers. It is an additional option for you to earn revenue from a unique market segment in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Developed in close collaboration with leading Dutch publishers, the Kobo Plus subscription service operates on a fair-share model, with payouts funded by subscription revenues, which enables a self-sustaining service built for the long-term—encouraging publishers to offer a wide selection of books from all genres.

“Kobo Plus allows readers to effortlessly discover new authors and try out new genres that they might not otherwise try, encouraging people to read more,” says Pieter Swinkels, Executive Vice-President, Rakuten Kobo.


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English Language Press Release – Feb 22, 2017

Kobo Writing Life Post About Kobo Plus – Feb 22, 2017

Kobo Plus Landing Page – (English View)

Lees meer over Kobo Plus in het Nederlands (Dutch View)



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