Kobo Publishing: How Much Longer?

Some tantalizing details about Kobo’s self-publishing platform have hit recently, and it looks like they’re prepping their website for launch.

I’ve been anxiously awaiting this since hearing about it several weeks ago. It was supposed to be a done deal by now, but they’ve been sitting on it a bit longer to collect more info from their beta-testers.

Which is all well and good, but come on ya’ll…get on with it already!

If you’ve not heard of Kobo, think “Canadian Kindle” and you’re there. It’s also (I think) the most popular e-reader in Europe. So yeah, I’m anxious for this to get going so I can stop struggling with Smashwords’ “meatgrinder” conversion (a more appropriate label would be hard to find) and expand my audience. It’s never fun having to pick through every single line of a 400-page Word document, and is downright teeth-grinding when you’ve already got the $%#@! book in epub format.

Yep, it’s just sitting there on my hard drive. Oh, and on Barnes & Noble’s as well…

So hold on, Canadian and EU readers: one way or another, some bang-up stuff is coming downrange any time now!

UPDATE: Well, that didn’t take long. Just got the email from Kobo and they’re live. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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