March 05, 2013

Kobo Helps You Give Back the Gift of Reading on Mothering Sunday

Kobo eReaders start at just £49.99 at WHSmith, Argos and Dixons, perfect for the Mum who taught you to read

By Mallory Haughey

TORONTO, ON, March 5, 2013 – Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced its eReading promotions to help consumers find the perfect give for Mum this Mothering Sunday.  With Kobo, Mum has access to more than 3.2-million bestsellers, classics, biographies, cookbooks, novels and more.

The Kobo Mini, the world’s smallest, full-featured eReader is only 5” and comes with all the amazing features of the award-winning Kobo Touch™. With colourful Snapbacks in purple, teal and red, the Kobo Mini like all Kobo devices are fully customisable with seven font styles and 24 font sizes and the exclusive ability to adjust the weight and sharpness of the font. Wi-Fi-enabled, Mum will be able to easily pick her next book no matter where she is – making the Kobo Mini the perfect travel partner. Premier bookseller WH Smith is offering the pocket-sized Kobo Mini for only £49.99 online and at its 640 high-street stores and 50 Travel stores. Until March 10, you can pick up the £49.99 Kobo Mini at WHSmith as well as Argos, Staples, Asda and Dixons.

For Mums that spend time in the garden or who like to read in bed*, the Kobo Glo with its adjustable ComfortLight™ technology is the perfect reading companion. Offering an even, soft front-light, the Kobo Glo lets Mum read no matter where she is or in what lighting condition. With its 6” high-resolution XGA screen, the Kobo Glo offers the ultimate reading experience with 2GB of storage and micro SD card option. For customers that purchase the Kobo Glo in stores, WHSmith is offering a free “starter pack” worth up to £30.00 which includes a choice of Kobo Glo cases and eBook gift card worth £5.99 while stocks last. For purchases made online, customers will have the choice of Kobo Glo cases only.

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ABOUT KOBO INC.

Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 3.2-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers to millions of customers in 190 countries.  Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. From its Family of eReaders, which includes the Kobo Touch™, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo and Kobo Arc, to its free, top-ranked eReading applications for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows® products, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.