Great news! As of today, we have officially launched Kobo Plus in Australia in partnership with Australian online book retailer Booktopia! And that's not all! We have also launched Kobo Plus New Zealand, giving book lovers unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of eBook titles for a monthly subscription fee. Read the official press release here.
For those who need a refresher, Kobo Plus is an all-you-can-read subscription service that we’ve been offering in selected regions since 2017. Subscribers pay a flat monthly fee to read unlimited books for as long as they are enrolled in the program. Authors and publishers are paid based on a revenue-share model (you can find a breakdown of how payment works here).
If your books are already enrolled in Kobo Plus for current and future territories, there’s no need to do anything else—your titles are available to our subscribers in all subscription regions, including Australia and New Zealand. If you'd like to bulk opt-in all your titles to all regions, please let us know here. Otherwise, you can opt your titles in individually to whichever regions you like from your author dashboard.
Reach a whole new audience
Australians and New Zealanders are spending more time reading that ever before, and we're looking forward to bringing those readers even more options. We’ve found that the subscription model serves a different type of reader to the à la carte model. This is a great option for those voracious readers who love to binge an entire series over a weekend. It’s an opportunity for you to make your titles—and especially your backlist—more accessible than ever to a wider audience.
Tony Nash, CEO of Booktopia, is excited about the partnership, and the ease of eReading when travelling: “Kobo eReaders are a very popular option for travellers, and with access to so many books for a single, low price we would expect a healthy take up of the Kobo Plus subscription option, as people begin to emerge from lockdowns and can once again explore their travel options.”