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June 28, 2017

Third Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

Rakuten Kobo today announced the best debut Canadian authors who have been selected as this year’s Emerging Writer Prize recipients. A winner in each of the Literary Fiction, Speculative Fiction, and Non-Fiction categories receives a $10,000 CAD cash...
May 01, 2017

Third Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced

Toronto, ON – May 1st 2017 – Rakuten Kobo, in search for the best new books written by debut Canadian authors, today announced the shortlist for its third annual Emerging Writer Prize. The award was created with the goal of kick-starting the careers of...
April 05, 2017

Rakuten Kobo Acquires Shelfie Technology

Acquisition sets the stage for innovative advancements in tailored eBook discovery, recommendations, and digital book bundling Deal includes Shelfie R&D team Toronto, April 05, 2017 – Rakuten Kobo Inc., one of the world’s most innovative eReading...
February 22, 2017

Rakuten Kobo and bol.com launch ‘Kobo Plus’

Toronto, February 22, 2017 – Booklovers from The Netherlands and Belgium will never run out of things to read thanks to Kobo Plus. The new subscription service jointly created by Rakuten Kobo, leader in the digital eReading space, and premier online...