Kobo owners may find it easier to find something to read, as Rakuten’s Kobo joins Booktopia for a book buffet with a feast for the eyes.
The all-you-can-eat eBook service on Kindle isn’t the only one in Australia as a Netflix-style offering for books this week, as Kindle’s biggest competitor eReader is getting its own eBook buffet service, at except the Kobo, not the Kindle.
Called Kobo Plus, it’s basically a buffet of books offered to Australians with a Kobo, offering hundreds of thousands of titles across multiple categories for a monthly subscription.
Priced at $ 13.99 per month, it will essentially provide access to over 580,000 eBook titles, covering categories such as Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Biography, Science Fiction, Business, comics and graphic novels, as well as certain genres for young readers. like children and young adults.
In Australia, Booktopia is the book provider that works with Kobo to achieve this, connecting locals to a service that allows them to subscribe to a large number of books at a time, to view them without having to pay for them individually. It joins the availability of e-books at local libraries, which allows you to borrow books without having to pay for them at all, one of the other options available to Australians with a non-Amazon e-book reader, which tends to be locked into hers. system.
âDigital reading is only gaining popularity. That’s why we’re excited to introduce Kobo Plus, the next evolution in digital reading that enables our Australian customers to read more and discover exciting new books that integrate seamlessly with their Kobo e-readers and apps, all for a low monthly price, âsaid Michael Tamblyn, CEO of Rakuten Kobo.
âOur mission is simple: to improve the life of a reader,â he said. âBy working with an incredible partner like Booktopia, we can reach more Australian readers than ever before. “
As is the case with the Kindle version of the same, however, not all titles are available as part of Kobo Plus, with others being added over time, but not all are available as part of the service. . While Kobo told Pickr that more than 580,000 titles are available at launch and more are added on a regular basis, he did not have a complete list. Instead, to find out if a title is available, just search for one on your Kobo or the Kobo app and check if it’s free with Kobo Plus.
However, there is a 30-day trial to see if Kobo Plus is suitable for a user, with the price tag of $ 13.99 per month after that, giving Kobo owners the chance to see if Kobo’s book buffet is. just before paying it on the regular, and launching this week, at that.