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Rakuten Kobo and bol.com launch ‘Kobo Plus’

February 22, 2017
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...

THIRD ANNUAL KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

January 24, 2017
Toronto – January 24, 2017 – Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s most innovative eReading services, today announced it is now accepting submissions for its third annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. The prize identifies, and puts at the forefront of the...

RAKUTEN KOBO PARTNERS WITH EXCLUSIVE BOOKS TO KEEP ITS CUSTOMERS READING DIGITALLY

January 17, 2017
TORONTO, January 17, 2017 – Rakuten Kobo, a global leader in digital reading, is working closely with Exclusive Books, one of South Africa’s most beloved bookstores and cultural touchpoints, to transfer its eBook customers to the Kobo eReading...

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...