June 21, 2011

Kobo Brings eReading to the Caribbean Through New Partnership with Nigel R Khan Bookseller Chain

Country’s Largest Chain to Offer Kobo Wireless eReader to Trinidad and Tobago eRead-ing Community

Kobo, a global leader in eRead­ing with more than 3.6 mil­lion users in over 100 coun­tries world­wide, today an­nounced that the com­pany’s Wire­less eReader has landed in the Carib­bean through a new part­ner­ship with Nigel R Khan Book­seller. The in­nov­at­ive book­seller – with nine loc­a­tions in Trin­idad and To­bago – is com­mit­ted to bring­ing the latest tech­no­logy to read­ers. The in­tro­duc­tion of the Kobo Wire­less eReader provides the large chain with an open and en­joy­able device to sup­port local read­ers and the is­lands’ tour­ism trade.

As the south­ern­most is­land in the Carib­bean, Trin­idad and To­bago’s pop­u­la­tion of 1.3 mil­lion boasts a lit­er­acy rate of 92.8%, mak­ing it the per­fect place for Kobo to reach avid read­ers and en­cour­age them to start eRead­ing with the device of their choice. Nigel R Khan Book­seller has proven their over­arch­ing com­mit­ment to read­ing and tech­no­logy, ad­opt­ing new ap­proaches that en­hance the joy of read­ing for their cus­tom­ers.

“Along with the ex­cite­ment of bring­ing our pas­sion for eRead­ing to new shores, we ex­pect to see great suc­cess with the launch of the Kobo Wire­less eReader in Nigel R Khan Book­seller stores throughout Trin­idad and To­bago,” said Todd Humphrey, Ex­ec­ut­ive Vice Pres­id­ent of Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment, Kobo. “Nigel R Khan Book­seller is really lead­ing the way by bring­ing the latest tech­no­logy to the Carib­bean and in­tro­du­cing eRead­ing to their cus­tom­ers. We look for­ward to serving Trin­idad and To­bago’s grow­ing eRead­ing com­munity and the coun­try’s tech­no­logy-fo­cused demo­graphic.”

The part­ner­ship will en­able the book chain’s cus­tom­ers to en­gage in read­ing on a whole new level with Kobo, as well as at­tract a new read­ing crowd with the tech­no­lo­gical ad­vance­ments Kobo brings to eRead­ing.

The Kobo Wire­less eReader is per­fect for read­ing on the go! Light, com­pact and fea­tur­ing Wi Fi ac­cess you can shop today’s hot­test new re­leases, news­pa­pers and magazines plus over 1 mil­lion free clas­sics — any­where. Pre-loaded with 100 ready to go clas­sics, this e-Reader is an ob­vi­ous buy.

• Browse and shop today’s best sellers plus over 1 mil­lion free clas­sics
• 6″ E Ink screen for no glare, pa­per-like read­ing
• 100 free clas­sics pre-loaded
• Light and com­pact – just .4 inches thick and weighs only 8 ounces
• Carry up to 1,000 eBooks or 10,000 with an ex­pand­able SD memory card
• Read on and on. The long last­ing bat­tery lasts up to 2 weeks
• Mod­ern and min­imal – in­tu­it­ive nav­ig­a­tion pad
• Per­son­al­ize your read­ing with cus­tom­iz­able font sizes and styles
• Choose your lib­rary view: list, text or by vir­tual book
• Sup­ports open stand­ards (ePUB, PDF, Adobe DRM)
• Wi Fi con­nectiv­ity let’s you shop and up­date your lib­rary wire­lessly
• Read on your mo­bile, tab­let or com­puter with Kobo’s free down­load­able apps
• Unique quilted back makes it com­fort­able to hold
• Avail­able in three styl­ish col­ors: Onyx, Sil­ver and Lilac

About Kobo, Inc.
Kobo is a global eRead­ing ser­vice with more than 2.3 mil­lion eBooks, magazines and news­pa­pers – one of the largest eRead­ing cata­logues in the world. Kobo be­lieves con­sumers should have the free­dom to read any book on any device and has at­trac­ted mil­lions of read­ers from over 100 coun­tries across the globe. Kobo has top ranked eRead­ing ap­plic­a­tions for iPad, iPhone, Black­Berry, An­droid, Win­dows and MacOS, and is the eRead­ing ap­plic­a­tion of choice for lead­ing tab­lets. Kobo eRead­ers are also avail­able at lead­ing re­tail­ers in­clud­ing In­digo, Wal­mart, Best Buy, Bor­ders, WH­S­mith, Angus & Robertson’s, Whit­coull’s and Nigel R Khan Book­sellers. Kobo’s in­nov­at­ive Read­ing Life is an in­dustry-first com­pre­hens­ive so­cial eRead­ing ex­per­i­ence – Kobo users can earn awards simply for time spent read­ing and en­cour­aging oth­ers to read. Kobo is backed by ma­jor­ity share­holder In­digo Books & Music Inc, Ch­eung Kong Hold­ings, and in­sti­tu­tional in­vestors. For more in­form­a­tion, please visit www.​Kobo.​com.