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RAKUTEN KOBO AND FNAC PARTNER TO LEAD THE DIGITAL BOOK INDUSTRY IN SPAIN

November 24, 2016
RAKUTEN KOBO AND FNAC PARTNER TO LEAD THE DIGITAL BOOK INDUSTRY IN SPAIN Partnership brings Kobo-powered digital reading experience to booklovers across the country with lineup of eReaders and localized Spanish bookstore Madrid, Spain – November...

Rakuten Kobo launches world-class eReading service in Taiwan

September 29, 2016
Taipei, Taiwan, September 29, 2016 – Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s most innovative eReading services, today announced the launch of its popular eBookstore in Taiwan. In addition to the localized service launch, Rakuten Kobo also announced its...

Rakuten Kobo keeps Sainsbury’s eBook customers reading digitally

September 20, 2016
TORONTO, September 20, 2016 – Rakuten Kobo, a global digital reading company created by booklovers for booklovers, is working with Sainsbury’s Entertainment on Demand (part of Sainsbury’s, one of the UK’s leading food and non-food retailers), to   offer...

Unprecedented demand drives shortages of Kobo Aura ONE eReader

September 16, 2016
TORONTO, ON — September xx, 2016 – Kobo’s newest eReader Aura ONE is selling at a blistering pace in Canada. Less than a week since its in-store release date, the device that Business Insider called “the greatest eReader of all time” is selling at an...

Rakuten Kobo Corporate Social Responsibility Program Celebrates a Lifetime of Reading

August 15, 2016
Toronto, ON – August 15th, 2016 – As a company created by and for booklovers, supporting literacy and reading accessibility seems like a natural fit for Rakuten Kobo.   There are several crucial periods where would-be readers can drop off and be denied...

Second Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

June 21, 2016
Toronto, ON – June 21, 2016 – 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, Romance, and Non-Fiction categories has been...

RAKUTEN KOBO PARTNERS WITH WATERSTONES TO KEEP ITS CUSTOMERS READING DIGITALLY

May 24, 2016
TORONTO, May 23, 2016 – Rakuten Kobo, a global digital reading company created for those who put books at the centre of their lives, is working closely with Waterstones, the UK’s largest book retailer, to transfer its eBook customers to the Kobo eReading...