I’ve been hearing bits and pieces of news regarding Kobo going into the self-publishing business to compete with Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It turns out, Kobo will launch the end of June.
When I offered my novel, Shadows in the Stone, for sale on Kindle (Amazon.com), I was given the choice to enrol it in Kindle Select. I didn’t know a lot about the program but opted out of using because it didn’t sound good to me.
The basics of it is:
1) Enrol your book in Kindle Select exclusively. Which means if you have your book for sale anywhere else on the Internet, you must remove it before your book is entered into the program. Period. From what I understand, you can’t even sell it on your own website.