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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...

Kobo Writing Life Tool Kit Helps Self-Published Authors Cross the Finish Line

April 13, 2016
LONDON, April 13, 2016: Whether it’s due to writer’s block, the simple fact that there aren’t enough hours in the day, or that a helping hand is needed, crossing the self-publishing finish line can be tough—and remains the number one goal for all...

SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON DEBUT AUTHORS – SECOND ANNUAL KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

February 04, 2016
Toronto – February 4, 2016 – Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s most innovative eReading services, today announced it is now accepting submissions for its second annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. With thousands of books published every year all competing...

Rakuten Kobo Announces New Executive Appointments

By Kobo January 05, 2016
TORONTO – January 5, 2016 - Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Michael Tamblyn, today announces two new executive roles created to focus on publisher relations and content sales worldwide.   Pieter Swinkels, formerly Vice President, Publisher...

KOBO KEEPS FLIPKART EBOOKS CUSTOMERS READING ON ITS WORLD-CLASS DIGITAL READING PLATFORM

By Rakuten Kobo Inc December 14, 2015
Toronto, Dec 11, 2015 – Rakuten Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, is working closely with Flipkart, India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, to transfer Flipkart’s eReading App customers to the Kobo platform. Readers in India will be able to choose...