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KOBO Ups Royalties for The Self-Published

August 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Kobo, the Japanese counterpart to Amazon, is running a limited time promotion. Between September 1 and November 30 all ebooks priced between $1.99 and $12.99 will earn their authors 80 percent royalty (vs. Amazon’s 70%).

If the book is priced outside of this range, the author will earn 45% royalties (vs. Amazon’s 35%).

Kobo, anyone? kobobooks.com/KoboWritingLife

Kobo To Follow Amazon and Become Publisher

October 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Amazon announced a couple weeks ago that it was cutting out the middleman by directly signing on 122 titles. Now comes the news that Kobo will turn publisher as well.

American thriller writer Barry Eisler gave up a $500,000 US two-book offer from his long-time publisher to go with Amazon because he expects to make a lot more per copies sold, and also sell more number of copies.

So, instead of chasing literary agents, will aspiring writers have to chase Amazon, Kobo and whoever chooses to jump into the fray?

Get details fromĀ this cbc news article.