Kobo Writing Life Launches Suite of Vetted Publishing Services

koboKobo Writing Life has announced the launch of a number of new “vetted” publishing services, including cover design, ISBNs, eBook conversion and copyrighting.

Press release below:

Kobo Writing Life Tool Kit Helps Self-Published Authors Cross the Finish Line

Author access to advantageous pricing on a variety of publishing services

TORONTO, April 13, 2016: Whether it’s due to writer’s block, the simple fact that there aren’t enough hours in the day, or that a helping hand is needed, crossing the self-publishing finish line can be tough—and remains the number one goal for all authors. As a trusted partner, the Kobo Writing Life team has carefully vetted and pulled together a comprehensive offering of services—from cover design to eBook conversion to copyrighting—enabling writers to create the most professional written works. Exclusive rates, which represent savings ranging from 20 to 30%, have been negotiated for Kobo Writing Life authors. There’s never been a better time for storytellers to finalize and publish their work through www.kobo.com/writinglife, with the potential to reach millions of passionate readers in more than 190 countries.


Cover Design

AcePub – www.acepub.com

Although “don’t judge a book by its cover” is a general rule of thumb, it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be beautiful. Acepub offers a multitude of eBook creation services, including cover design. Buyers have thousands of books to choose from, and working with a trained designer to create a compelling cover can help authors cut through the clutter to find their audiences.

ePub Conversion

Diving into a great read is an age-old, beloved pastime, and just like a well-designed book, a properly formatted eBook is a beautiful thing. Kobo Writing Life offers its self-published authors conversation services at a great rate to achieve just that.

Aptara – www.aptaracorp.com

Making content widely accessible, searchable, and portable means making it digital. Different mobile devices, media platforms, and industries require different content formats and standards, and this can form a tangled web of specifications. Aptara provides authors and publishers with services that include ePub conversion from Word or Print PDF to reflowable ePub, and from Word, Print PDF or InDesign to fixed-layout ePub.

Newgen – www.newgen.co

Newgen provides post-print, eBook and enhanced electronic production, and backlist conversion services. They convert content from hard copies, microfilm, microfiche, application files, and PDFs very accurately to text files. They tag, index, style, and label data to provide web-enabled HTML/DHTML files, XML/SGML formats, and all popular eBook formats such as ePUB, ePDF, and MOBI. They use the tagged, indexed, and labelled data to make the electronic information searchable and easily retrievable.


Digi-Rights – www.digi-rights.com

Understanding copyright law is key. Digi-Rights offers authors and publishers copyright registration, assessments, permissions acquisition, copyright clearance and rights sublicensing services. A copyright provides protection against illegal copying, theft or plagiarism of precious work.

Pre-Press Composition

Nord Compo – www.nordcompo.com
Writers thinking of turning their stories into a printed book need look no further. Nord Compo offers the most complete selection of pre-press, production, and design services. Their solutions can be designed to match the complexity and unique requirements of any publishing needs. Nord Compo can help authors produce affordable print versions of their books.

ISBN (U.S. Authors Only)

Bowker – www.bowker.com

The most important identifier a book can have is its ISBN, to provide unique identification and simplify distribution throughout the global supply chain. Kobo Writing Life authors who live in the United States can purchase a single ISBN for USD $100 (a $25 discount off the full price). R.R. Bowker LLC is the exclusive ISBN Registration Agency for the United States.

For more information and to get rates on the above services, please contact us at: kwlauthorservices@kobo.com.

About Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 4.7 million eBooks and magazines to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders to suit any Reader’s style including the award-winning Kobo Touch™, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura H2O, Kobo Aura HD – and the newly launched Kobo Glo HD. Along with the company’s free top-ranking eReading apps for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows®, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.

About Kobo Writing Life
Do you have a story to tell? Are you an author with a bestseller just waiting to be discovered? Want to reach out to millions of readers in over 190 countries? Do you own the digital rights to your work? Then have we got the tool for you! Kobo Writing Life is a sleek and author-friendly publishing portal and the best way to get your work into Kobo’s global catalog.

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