Kobo Responds on Deletion of Self-Published Titles

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October 16, 2013


Kobo has shared an explanation for why they removed self-published titles from their ebookstore. Read the full article on The Digital Reader.

No matter which point of view you take on this breaking story, it opens up a significant opportunity for dialogue within our independent publishing community. Further pieces, opinion and otherwise, are below.

See also:
Digital Book World, published Oct 14, 2013
Publishers Lunch, published Oct 15, 2013 (login required)
The Christian Science Monitor, published Oct 15, 2013
BBC News, published Oct 15, 2013
The Medium, published Oct 16, 2013
Dalia Daudelin – Blog Post, published Oct 16, 2013
Publishers Lunch, Oct 17, 2013, published Oct 17, 2013 (login required)

One response to “Kobo Responds on Deletion of Self-Published Titles”

  1. Gary Roberts says:

    The problem is not with Kobo. The problem is with self-published authors who do not know how to honestly or properly classify their titles, Kobo is a business, not a public institution and has the right to pick and chose what to sell. The author has the responsibility to accurately assign metadata, BISAC codes, etc., that will inform the retailer of the content of the book.

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