Canada’s Kobo Rolls Into the US With Walmart: ‘A Very Competitive Experience’

Having once left the American ebook market largely to Seattle, Rakuten Kobo now is hitching a ride with Walmart back into Amazonian America, selling ebooks and audiobooks through the big-box leader. The post Canada’s Kobo Rolls Into the US With Walmart: ‘A Very Competitive Experience’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada’s Rakuten Kobo Arrives in America at Walmart: Ebooks and Audiobooks

Touting 6 million ebooks and a $9.99 audiobook subscription, the new Walmart partnership with Rakuten Kobo gives the Canadian retailer what it hasn't had in the US market: brand recognition. The post Canada’s Rakuten Kobo Arrives in America at Walmart: Ebooks and Audiobooks appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Coronavirus: Canada’s Kobo Joins Mondadori in Providing Free Ebooks to Italians in Lockdown

Amid Europe's largest COVID-19 outbreak, Italian citizens in lockdown have been able to read free Mondadori ebooks in a program facilitated by Kobo. The post Coronavirus: Canada’s Kobo Joins Mondadori in Providing Free Ebooks to Italians in Lockdown appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Rakuten Kobo Forma e-reader review: Refined experience, flawed package

The Rakuten Kobo Forma is a poster child for the tug-of-war behind the design of every device you own. Companies strive to find the right balance of size, weight and features based on market research and what’s worked well for them in the past. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes things go... Continue reading at PC World

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Walmart and Kobo take on Amazon in the US

Rakuten Kobo is making strides into the US e-reading market through a partnership with Walmart which sees the multinational offering ebooks to its customers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Walmart, Rakuten Kobo Debut E-Book Retail Partnership

Walmart and ebook retailer Rakuten Kobo have launched a partnership through which the bricks-and-mortar giant will sell a range of Kobo digital content and devices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Booknet Canada and Rakuten Kobo Award 2018 Ebook Coding Prize

Getting 'aesthetically pleasing and accessible content' out of what the judges gave her as a mashup of sci-fi and Lewis Carroll, Katy Mastrocola beats the competition.  The post Booknet Canada and Rakuten Kobo Award 2018 Ebook Coding Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn Talks Walmart and E-books

International ebook retailer Rakuten Kobo has a long history of partnering with retailers to deliver ebooks, but Kobo its new partnership with Walmart is on a whole different level. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Walmart partners with Rakuten to broaden Kobo's US reach

Kobo's parent company Rakuten has struck a "strategic alliance" with Walmart which will see the ebook retailer broaden its customer base in the US. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Walmart teams up with Kobo to sell ebooks and audiobooks

Later this year, you'll be able to buy ebooks and audiobooks straight from Walmart's website. The big box retailer has teamed up with Japanese e-commerce titan Rakuten to launch a business that can take on Amazon's Kindle offerings. Walmart will give... Continue reading at Engadget

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Industry Notes: BookExpo’s Audio ‘Tea,’ Canada’s BookNet-Kobo Contest, and the UK’s ‘Media Medic’

In the USA, BookExpo includes audiobook events. In Canada, ebook design is stressed in a competition. And in the UK, a bookseller features a self-published novel. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Audiobook ‘Tea’: Alda, Patterson, Meyer, Older eedPOP, which is producing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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South Africa’s Exclusive Books Customers Move to Canada’s Kobo

In another deal that expands its international reach, Canada's Kobo is taking on the ebook customers of South African bookseller Exclusive Books. The post South Africa’s Exclusive Books Customers Move to Canada’s Kobo appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In the US, UK, and Canada, Harry’s on Another Roll With ‘Cursed Child’

North American sales of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' top 2 million copies, UK sales blow past records, all within days of Rowling's new release. The post In the US, UK, and Canada, Harry’s on Another Roll With ‘Cursed Child’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Kobo, Mills & Boon and W H Smith launch competition

Mills & Boon, Kobo and W H Smith are launching a Romance Writing Life competition, offering authors the chance to win a book deal with Mills & Boon, ebook promotions from Kobo and in-store support from W H Smith. Entrants must submit a synopsis of their novel and its first chapter via... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kinew Named New Host of Canada Reads Competition

Wab Kinew will be the new host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s annual battle-of-the-books competition, Canada Reads, replacing Jian Ghomeshi. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kobo tops Kindle in Canada

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Kobo, Canada's answer to Kindle, debuts latest Android tablet ahead of Amazon

Just hours ahead of Amazon's debut of a new Kindle tablet on Thursday, Kobo, the ebook company that can be thought of as "Canada's Kindle" debuted a new color Android tablet called the Kobo Arc. Kobo Arc is the company's second Android tablet, following up on the Kobo Vox which debuted around... Continue reading at Betanews

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Kobo and Bol.com Open ‘Kobo Plus’ €9.99 Ebook Subscription

Entering a sector with a checkered track record, Canada's Kobo and The Netherlands' bol.com are talking sustainability in an ebook subscription model. The post Kobo and Bol.com Open ‘Kobo Plus’ €9.99 Ebook Subscription appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Kobo and Bol.com Launch ‘Kobo Plus’ Ebook Subscription

Entering a sector with a checkered track record, Canada's Kobo and The Netherlands' bol.com start an ebook subscription model for 9.99 euros a month. The post Kobo and Bol.com Launch ‘Kobo Plus’ Ebook Subscription appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Dolan's Exciting Times optioned for TV after 'highly competitive' auction

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