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By Kobo December 07, 2017
With the last chapter of 2017 soon coming to a close, the annual Kobo Book Report once again reveals insightful eReading trends from the past year. Rakuten Kobo strives to help you fit reading into more parts of your day,...

Announcing Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition with Expanded Storage

By Rene D'Entremont October 31, 2017
So much manga to read, so little time—and so much manga to keep with you wherever you go. Rakuten Kobo today announces Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition, building upon the original Aura ONE by adding 32GB of memory—which...

Third Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

June 28, 2017
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, Speculative Fiction, and Non-Fiction categories receives a $10,000 CAD cash...

Third Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced

By Kobo May 01, 2017
Toronto, ON – May 1st 2017 – Rakuten Kobo, in search for the best new books written by debut Canadian authors, today announced the shortlist for its third annual Emerging Writer Prize. The award was created with the goal of kick-starting the careers of...
April 05, 2017
Acquisition sets the stage for innovative advancements in tailored eBook discovery, recommendations, and digital book bundling   Deal includes Shelfie R&D team   Toronto, April 05, 2017 – Rakuten Kobo Inc., one of the world’s most innovative eReading...

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...