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Kobo and Bol.com to start subscription service for e-books

Kobo and Bol.com to start subscription service for e-books

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E-readerfabrikant Kobo start along with Bol.com in the Netherlands, with the subscription service Kobo Plus. For a fixed amount per month, unlimited users read e-books.

Subscribers of Kobo Plus the books can be read on an e-reader from Kobo, or using an app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

Subscribers have according to Kobo to access over 40,000 books within the subscription service. These titles are more than 16,000 Folk. The amount of e-books within Kobo Plus must be before the end of 2017 Bol.com be doubled.

Bol.com pay publishers of the books on the Kobo Plus. This is a look which books are the most in the service are read. A book is only seen if viewed, if the user is at least a fifth have read. Publishers pay the specific authors. How much is paid out is not yet known.

Bliyoo

The new subscription service must be a kind of Spotify or Netflix for e-books. There is Kobo Plus in the Netherlands is not the first. The online service Bliyoo of Bruna offers a similar subscription, here are more books to read. Bliyoo has a range of around 15,000 books.

Bruna competitor offers subscribers the ability to also magazines, audiobooks, or comic books to download. In terms of price are Bliyoo and Kobo Plus identical. Subscribers pay 10 euro per month.

In the rest of the world shop Amazon with Kindle Unlimited, a subscription service for e-books.

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