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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...

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...