All over the world, many e-book reading platforms offer paid subscription unlimited reading plans. The most famous is Amazon's Kindle Unlimited, which has been launched in the past 10 years, which contains millions of e-books, magazines and audiobooks, and subscribers can read them arbitrarily. Taiwan's Readmoo , Pubu , etc. also have similar services, but the scale of resources provided is relatively small. As the world's second largest e-book platform, Rakuten Kobo will also launch a subscription service called Kobo Plus in 2023. After an early launch in the Netherlands, Canada, Portugal, Australia, Italy, and France, the service was a hit, and in 2023 Kobo will finally expand to the US and UK.
The official claims that subscription members can have unlimited access to more than 1.3 million e-books and more than 100,000 audiobooks, including rich e-book resources such as contemporary novels, literary works, science fiction, suspense novels, and romance novels. However, unlike Kindle Unlimited’s free access to all resources, Kobo Plus has three options: Kobo Plus Read (only for reading e-books), Kobo Plus Listen (only for listening to audiobooks) (the above two services, US$7.99/month ; UK £8.99/month) and Kobo Plus Read & Listen (access to all e-books and audiobooks) ($9.99/month US; £11.99/month UK). All three services offer a 30-day trial.
If you are interested in subscribing to the Kobo Plus service in the future, please note the following important points: Not all Kobo e-books can be read through Kobo Plus. The 100,000 audiobooks of the Plus service do not meet your needs. Kobo also provides the Kobo Audiobook Credits service, which costs $9.99 (US) or £6.99 (UK) per month. You will get 1 Credit each month, which can be Choose 1 of 350,000 audiobooks.
Kobo Plus subscribers can use the service on Kobo e-readers or through the Kobo app for iOS or Android. Users need to be connected to the Internet to download e-books, but can save up to 15 Kobo Plus books offline for reading.