May 07, 2012

Give Mom Time to Herself with Kobo Mother’s Day Promotions

With hot deals on the Kobo Touch™ eReader and Kobo Vox™ eReader Tablet, and one of the largest eBook selections offering the hottest bestsellers, new releases, romance and more – Kobo makes the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

TORONTO, ON, May 7, 2012 – Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, today announced its Mother’s Day promotions. With Kobo eReaders now offered at newly-reduced prices, it’s never been easier to give Mom the perfect gift. With deals on the award-winning Kobo Touch priced at $99.99, and the Parent Tested, Parent Approved™ Kobo Vox priced at $179.99, there’s a device to suit any Mother’s reading style.

The Kobo Touch, Wired Magazine’s 2012 Editor’s Pick for Best eReader, offers a best-in-class reading experience that is as close to the paper version of a book as you can get. Adding to the experience is Kobo’s signature quilted soft-touch back and smooth page-turning features. Everyone needs time to themselves, and mom is no exception. She can choose from a number of font styles and font sizes that best suit her needs, resulting in a relaxing reading experience. Perfect for reading outdoors, the Kobo Touch is a great accessory for summer holidays, weekends at the cottage, and to pass the time while being pampered with a pedicure.  eReading with Kobo is made easy with more than 2.5 million eBooks available through direct download with a WiFi connection or through Kobo’s online bookstore at www.kobo.com.

For busy Moms on the go, consider the Kobo Vox the perfect gift. It was recently given the Parent Tested, Parent Approved seal of approval—indicating that it is a hit with busy parents in their everyday lives. This 7” Android eReading tablet is child-friendly with its Read Along books and spill-resistant touchscreen. Immerse yourself in children’s books, cookbooks, travel guides, and graphic novels - all in brilliant color. The device is perfect for catching up on the latest romance novel, cook book, design guide, or for checking out Facebook, Twitter and email. In addition to popular social networking sites, there are more than 15,000 Android apps available for download, including magazine apps, games, and a whole lot more.

Kobo makes gift giving easy

Go to www.kobo.com to easily order and ship eReaders. U.S. consumers can also visit the following retailers: Best Buy, Target.com, Frys, Buy.com, Newegg.com, and Walmart.com. Canadians can also visit the following retailers: Indigo Books & Music, Future Shop, Best Buy, Staples, The Source, Sears, Toys“R”Us, Walmart.ca, and London Drugs.  

This Mother’s Day, send Mom’s top book choices directly to her Kobo account as an eGift from www.kobo.com. From romance and literary fiction to cook books and travel guides, the choices are endless.

To make things a bit easier, here are Kobo’s top picks for Mom on her special day:

  • Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
  • The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
  • The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

 Not sure what she wants to read? Not to worry. Send her a customized eGift card so she can choose just the right book for her.  

“With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Kobo has the perfect gift ideas for moms. With two user-friendly eReaders, there’s definitely an option that will fit her individual eReading preferences.” said Michael Tamblyn, Executive Vice President Content, Sales & Merchandising, Kobo. “The gift of time is something that we all look for, and giving Mom an eReader is the perfect way for her to step away from her busy life and relax while reading her favourite book.”

The Kobo Vox

Perfect for people on the go and those who want to blend tablet functionality with their eReading experience, the Kobo Vox offers a seven-inch, FFS+ multimedia touchscreen for a dynamic reading experience in vivid colour. Optimized for outdoor reading and with an extra-wide viewing angle for shared reading, the Kobo Vox makes the rich content offered at the Kobo online bookstore pop.

Unique to Kobo, readers can take reading to a whole new level with Kobo Pulse, sharing ideas on passages and recommending books with other readers. The seamless integration with more than 15,000 apps, including family favourites like Facebook, Twitter, The Weather Channel and Cut the Rope, make the Kobo Vox the perfect device for those on the go.

The Kobo Touch

Built by booklovers for booklovers, the Kobo Touch offers a best-in-class reading experience, with an amazing touch experience that uses Infrared Touch Technology, allowing readers to easily swipe or tap to turn pages. With the intuitive touch interface, readers can highlight a phrase, lookup a word, zoom into an image, increase the font size, or quickly navigate through a book and an entire library. Plus, finding that next read is also quick and easy with Wi-Fi and a virtual keyboard.

The Kobo Touch eReader is available in multiple languages, and offers a localized experience, including content, recommendations, and the Kobo store. Readers may choose from English, French, Canadian French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch.

About Kobo, Inc.

Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers– and counting. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo has built an open-standards platform to provide consumers with a choice when reading. Inspired by a “Read Freely” philosophy and a passion for innovation, Kobo has expanded to nearly 200 countries, where millions of consumers have access to localized eBook catalogues and award-winning eReaders, like the Kobo Touch. With top-ranked eReading applications for Apple, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows products, Kobo allows consumers to make eReading social through Facebook Timeline and Reading Life, an industry-first social experience that lets users to earn awards for time spent reading and encouraging others to join in. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains across the globe.

For more information, visit www.kobo.com.