News Releases

By Kobo November 26, 2015
TORONTO – November 26 – Rakuten Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, today announced a change of leadership. President Michael Tamblyn will become Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Takahito (Taka) Aiki, who will remain involved in the company as...

LIBRERIA PORRUA AND GANDHI JOINTLY LAUNCH ORBILE: AN ALL-NEW EREADING SERVICE POWERED BY RAKUTEN KOBO FOR BOOKLOVERS IN MEXICO

September 30, 2015
TORONTO and MEXICO CITY, September 30, 2015 – As the book industry continues to evolve, so do the ways in which passionate readers want to enjoy their favourite books. Further expanding on customer offerings, two of Mexico’s most prestigious book...

KOBO LAUNCHES ‘SUPER POINTS’ LOYALTY PROGRAM

September 29, 2015
TORONTO, September 29, 2015 – Reading with Kobo just got more rewarding. Today, Rakuten Kobo introduces Kobo Super Points, a new loyalty program designed to celebrate the love of reading. Kobo customers instantly earn points with every eBook and magazine...

KOBO AND MEXICO’S TOP BOOK RETAILERS, LIBRERIA PORRUA AND GANDHI, JOIN FORCES TO DRIVE EREADING IN THE MARKET THIS FALL

July 28, 2015
TORONTO and MEXICO CITY, July 28, 2015 - In an unprecedented partnership in the Americas, two of Mexico’s most prestigious book retailers have joined forces with Kobo, a Rakuten company and leading innovator in the digital reading space, to offer...

Inaugural Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

July 07, 2015
Toronto, ON – July 7, 2015 – Kobo, a Rakuten company and leading innovator in the digital reading space, today announced the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize winners, all of whom have been awarded a $10,000 CAD cash prize as well as promotional, marketing, and...

Kobo Expands ABA Partnership with eRead Local Program Designed to Encourage Digital Reading Among Passionate Booklovers

May 27, 2015
Toronto, ON – May 27, 2015 – Kobo, a Rakuten company and leading innovator in the digital reading space, today announced the eRead Local program for American Booksellers Association (ABA) members, created to encourage customers to try eReading. With the...

Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced

May 20, 2015
Toronto, ON – May 20, 2015 – Kobo, a Rakuten company and leading innovator in the digital reading space, today announced the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize shortlist. The annual award, designed to kick-start the careers of debut authors, will award a $10,000...