With the launch of the new Kobo Nia ebook reader last week, Kobo also rolled out their ebook subscription service, Kobo Plus, in Canada.
At $9.99 per month, Kobo Plus is similar to Kindle Unlimited in that you get access to a library of select ebooks where you an read as many as you’d like, but Kobo Plus has a completely different selection of ebooks available, with no exclusivity requirements for books, unlike Kindle Unlimited.
Kobo first launched Kobo Plus in The Netherlands and Belgium three years ago, and it was a bit odd that it never expanded to more countries, but now that it has finally hit Canada, where Kobo is based, it’ll likely start coming to more countries soon.
The Kobo Plus library is accessible from Kobo ereaders, with the exception of the Kobo Mini and Kobo Wi-Fi, and from Kobo apps for iOS and Android.
One interesting detail in the Kobo Plus help section, it says users can read a maximum of 15 Kobo Plus books while offline over a 30-day period. That seems like an odd stipulation, and they don’t specify how many you can download while online. What if you want to replace one that you haven’t read for a different title?
Outside of Quebec, Kobo Plus comes with a free 30-day trial to test it out. After that it costs $9.99 per month, and you can cancel at anytime.
Kobo claims they have nearly 100,000 ebooks currently available in Kobo Plus, with more getting added all the time.