While it’s true that every day is New Years Day at Kobo, today is extra exciting. Kobo eReader pre-orders have shipped! For the next few days, diligent Canada Post workers will be zipping across the country with full (yet shockingly light) bags of Kobo eReaders. And tomorrow the eReader will be in Chapters and Indigo stores across Canada. (Pre-orders were fast-and-furious, so get there early!)
The launch of the eReader fulfills a lot of hopes for us, not just as an eReading company, but as readers and book-lovers: a simple, elegant reading experience, a device designed to feel good, a device that is affordable yet stylish, an extension of your reading life rather than a piece of hardware, something you can give your mom, something you can give your kids. We are pretty happy with the result and we hope you are too.
There are some great stories about the creation of this device and I’ll be posting some behind-the-scenes detail soon. In the meantime we want to hear from you! Send us your feedback, comments, unboxing photos, video, your “first 30 minute” experiences, your “first week” experiences. What happens when you pull it out on the bus or subway or plane or local coffee shop? Post on the blog, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, send to @kobo on twitter – Let us know!
And of course, if you run into any problems, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 1-866-204-4714 is our 8am-midnight ET help line, staffed with eInk ninjas and eReading fans. And we answer emails to email@example.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enjoy!