Whether we love them or hate them, whether they’re truly good or bad for authors, reading subscription programs (and subscription programs in general) seem to be the new norm.
I know that a lot of us use Kindle Unlimited, and I’m not suggesting there’s something wrong with that, but I wanted to tell you about another option (that I am LOVING) in case you didn’t know about it. (And if you’re in the US, it’s relatively new news.)
In most cases, when an author chooses to put her eBook in Kindle Unlimited, she can’t put it anywhere else, not even libraries. She’s not even allowed to give it away.
As an author, I love Kobo Plus because I can enroll my book, thus giving readers an affordable option to read my books, and still be able to put it in libraries, which is important to me.
But more importantly, as a reader, I love Kobo Plus because it allows me to binge read for a good price and binge listen as well.
At the time of this writing, Kobo Plus is extremely affordable. In the US, an eBook or audiobook only subscription is $7.99, but an eBook PLUS audiobook subscription is $9.99. I love that because I love audiobooks. And many authors with eBooks in Kindle Unlimited offer their audiobooks in Kobo Plus.
Now, not all books in the universe are available via Kobo Plus, but I’m willing to bet that if more readers join the program, more authors would too. Here are some Christian romances that are in the program:
Of course, I’m not trying to pressure anyone into anything. I don’t work for Kobo, and they are not sponsoring this post, but as a reader, I just love having lots of options, so I wanted to pass some along to you!
Let me know in the comments. Do you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited? Would you consider trying another subscription program? (If so, Kobo Plus is offering a free trial here!) And if you’re already a Kobo Plus subscriber, let your favorite authors know if you want them to include their books in the program. I talk to a lot of authors, and most of us are pretty motivated to make our readers happy. :)