Rakuten Kobo has eventually launched its Kobo Plus subscription to the U.S. and U.K. markets allowing readers unlimited access to more than 1.3 million ebooks and over 100,000 audiobooks. A Kobo Plus subscription is cheaper than Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited or Audible, making it much more cost-effective to read or listen to your favourite ebooks. Kobo Plus allows you to sign up for just reading ebooks or just listening to audiobooks or you can subscribe to both. Kobo also offers over 1 million free ebooks.
Kobo Plus Read $7.99/£8.99
Kobo Plus Listen $7.99/£8.99
Kobo Plus Read & Listen $9.99/£11.99
Readers can easily sign up via the Kobo app, available on both IOS and Android, or subscribe to the plan on their Kobo e-readers. One major benefit of signing up for Kobo Plus rather than Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited plan is that you can download as many ebooks from the library as you wish, you are not limited to borrowing up to 10 ebooks like Kindle Unlimited. But bear in mind, you don’t own the ebooks, so if you cancel your subscription to Kobo Plus, you won’t be able to access your downloaded books.
Why Should You Subscribe To Kobo Plus
If you already use a Kobo e-reader
The Kobo e-reader was designed for the sole purpose of reading books, so being able to access Kobo Plus on your device is a huge benefit and if you have Bluetooth on your device, you can listen to audiobooks too via the Kobo Plus Listen or Kobo Plus Read & Listen subscriptions.
If you are an avid reader
A single ebook may cost you as much as a month’s subscription from Kobo, so if you read quite a lot of books a month, then a Kobo plus subscription is way more cost-effective.
If you love crime, thrillers, and romance
There’s a huge selection of ebooks to choose from in the crime, thrillers, and romance genres that will keep you entertained for years.
Rakuten Kobo Plus is also available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Italy, France, and The Netherlands. Now it is available in the United States and the United Kingdom Kobo Plus subscription service will compete with other unlimited services such as Scribd, Amazon Kindle Unlimited, Audible, and Amazon Prime Reading.
Kobo has also introduced the Kobo Elipsa 2E e-reader, if you pre-order they will also give you a £25 Kobo egift card.
Made for big thinkers and bundled with Kobo Stylus 2, the newly upgraded Kobo Elipsa 2E is designed to help you focus and organize your thoughts.
Write directly on eBooks and PDFs* with Kobo Elipsa 2E’s improved note-taking experience. Create and organize notebooks that do more than paper, and export them with integrated cloud services. Read and write comfortably on a 10.3″ touchscreen with ComfortLight PRO to reduce blue light and ease eyestrain. Listen to Kobo Audiobooks with Bluetooth® wireless technology†. With 32GB of storage, carry your entire library and all your notes wherever you go. Made with recycled and ocean-bound plastic, the eco-conscious Kobo Elipsa 2E is designed to capture all your big thinking.
The new Kobo Elipsa 2E, made for big thinkers with BIG ideas, is nearly here! Pre-order today and get a $25 eGift Card
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