After an uproar broke out in the U.K. over self-published rape and incest porn for sale on ebook sites, Kobo removed self-published titles from its U.K. site for two weeks while it reviewed them. Now the company has explained its policy going forward.
Evidence from Kobo’s self-publishing platform, Writing Life, suggests that $1.99 is a bad price for ebooks. That’s corroborated by recent data from self-publishing site Smashwords.
Digital reading company Kobo is launching a competitor to Amazon’s KDP and Barnes & Noble’s PubIt: Kobo Writing Life, a free self-publishing platform for independent authors and publishers.