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KOBO BRINGS THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW YORKER TO ITS GROWING MAGAZINE STORE

April 24, 2015
Toronto, ON – April 24, 2015 – For more than ninety years, The New Yorker has been offering a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics and foreign affairs, popular culture and the arts, and business and technology, as well as humour,...

KOBO ANNOUNCES KOBO GLO HD: THE HIGHEST RESOLUTION EREADER AT THE LOWEST PRICE

April 07, 2015
KOBO ANNOUNCES KOBO GLO HD: THE HIGHEST RESOLUTION EREADER AT THE LOWEST PRICE    Fall in love with eReading – exclusive to Kobo Glo HD, a toll-free Kobo Welcome concierge service will have readers enjoying their next great book within minutes...

Kobo Launches Emerging Writer Prize to Celebrate Debut Works by Canadian Authors

February 19, 2015
Toronto – February 19, 2015 – Margaret Atwood once said: “Writing is work. It’s also gambling. You don’t get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but ­essentially you’re on your own.”   Kobo is working to change the odds for three new...

KOBO KEEPS BLINKBOX BOOKS CUSTOMERS READING ON ITS WORLD-CLASS eREADING PLATFORM

February 19, 2015
Kobo, the global digital reading company created for book lovers around the world, is the platform that will ensure blinkbox customers not only have a seamless transfer of their current libraries of books they’ve purchased, but will be able to continue buying from the more than 4.5 million titles available on Kobo.com. Readers will be able to choose from the most popular bestsellers, literary works, comics, graphic novels, and kids’ content – enabling them to continue their literary journeys with Kobo eReaders and apps.

Kobo the First Global eReading Company to Launch Buy More Save More Program

December 11, 2014
Toronto – December 11, 2014 – The “buy more save more” promotion – be it “get 3 books for the price of 2” or any variation therein – is a time-honoured tradition in the bricks-and-mortar book retail space. And now, Kobo is the first global eBook retailer to offer the same type of promotion in digital form, rewarding passionate readers who purchase a lot of books, allowing them to stock up on favourite reads at favourable prices. For publishers, the “buy more save more” mechanism offers the opportunity to entice readers to dig deeper into their lists by offering incentives – making it easier on customers’ wallets when they buy in bulk. “We wanted to find a way to allow readers to buy more of what they want while saving, and the best idea on how was no further away than the local bookstore,” says Dave Anderson, Vice President, Merchandising & Publisher Relations, Kobo. “We’re pleased to be able to offer our customers a reward for a multiple purchase. That no other global eBook retailer is able to do this is simply a bonus for us.” To kick off this program, Americans can Get 3 Books for the Price of 2* until December 15 – perfect inspiration for curling up with by the fireplace, relaxing and reading this holiday season. The publisher Hachette Book Group, home to some of the world’s bestselling authors, was first off the mark to partner with Kobo on this offer to bring the most passionate readers a selection of top

COMIC LOVERS ASSEMBLE! – MARVEL TITLES TOUCH DOWN IN THE KOBO UNIVERSE

October 27, 2014
Toronto, October 22, 2014 – Dozens of beloved Marvel comic book series are now available on Kobo’s digital reading platform. Blockbuster titles such as Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol. 1 and Infinity Gauntlet are available for purchase at ...

KOBO AURA H2O NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN-STORE AND ONLINE: READY TO MAKE A SPLASH WITH THE MOST PASSIONATE READERS

October 01, 2014
TORONTO, ON - October 1, 2014 - Bathtub and beach readers rejoice! The days of housing eReaders in plastic bags to protect against water and sand is now a thing of the past. Kobo Aura H2O, the world’s first premium waterproof E Ink eReader, is now ...

Bol.com and Kobo join forces to revolutionize digital reading

September 15, 2014
Utrecht, September 15, 2014 - Bol.com, the largest provider of eBooks in the Netherlands and Belgium, has joined forces with Kobo, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, to revolutionize how readers enjoy digital books by introducing ...

KOBO ANNOUNCES KOBO AURA H2O: WORLD’S FIRST PREMIUM WATERPROOF EREADER

August 26, 2014
TORONTO, ON - August 26, 2014 – Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today launched Kobo Aura H2O – the world’s first premium waterproof E Ink eReader. Kobo’s constant focus on the needs of passionate book lovers has resulted in a new high definition ...