Writing Life is the self-publishing arm of Kobo and when authors submit an book, it’s offered throughout the entire numerous markets the place Kobo sells digital content material, which is a lot of the world. Kobo additionally launched an audiobook retailer in 2017, they promote titles on a person foundation and now have a subscription primarily based system. You can’t play audiobooks on any of their E Ink units, however have apps for Android and iOS. Kobo has simply up to date Writing Life and now permit audiobook submissions.
Unbiased authors can now simply add, promote and promote their audiobooks, modify costs or select what international locations they wish to promote in by way of the straightforward to make use of dashboard. The roll-out is at the moment being beta examined and can be out there to all accounts quickly. Audiobook capabilities are at the moment out there in English, and can turn out to be out there for added languages by the top of 2019.
“We all the time say we attempt to make studying lives higher, and we additionally work exhausting to make writing lives higher,” says Pieter Swinkels, Chief Content material Officer for Rakuten Kobo, who leads the thriving KWL enterprise. “Our self-publishing platform is now a one-stop store for authors promoting digital content material wherever on the earth — no different world service has one dashboard for the straightforward administration of each eBook and audiobook uploads and gross sales.
“Presently in North America, one in 4 books we promote is from a self-published creator — in essence, KWL is our largest writer. We’re thrilled to have the ability to allow these authors so as to add audiobooks to their repertoire and provides them yet one more strategy to serve their followers.”
Kobo Writing Life is one in every of many self-publishing programs that settle for audiobooks. They’re competing in opposition to Audible, Findaway Voices, Draft2digital and lots of others.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the previous ten years. His articles have been picked up by main and native information sources and web sites such because the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Submit and the New York Instances.