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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...

RAKUTEN KOBO PARTNERS WITH RETAILER D&R TO BRING WORLD-CLASS EREADING SERVICE TO READERS IN TURKEY

April 27, 2016
Toronto, ON – Rakuten Kobo, a leading innovator in the digital reading space, today announced it has partnered with D&R, Turkey’s largest book and media retailer to bring Kobo’s world-class eReading platform and devices to avid Turkish readers. Customers...

Second Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced

April 19, 2016
Toronto, ON – April 19, 2016 – Rakuten Kobo, in search for the best new books written by debut Canadian authors, today announced the shortlist for its second annual Emerging Writer Prize. The award was created with the goal of kick-starting the careers...