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 Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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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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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’s 2018 Bestselling Ebooks and Reading Trends

They're reading an average 73 hours per year, says Canada's big ebook and audiobook service, and Rakuten Kobo sees a lot of US politics on its most-read lists in 2018. The post Rakuten Kobo’s 2018 Bestselling Ebooks and Reading Trends appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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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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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... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Bookwire Cites Growth in Spanish-Language Audiobooks, Ebooks

The Spanish and Latin American markets are expected to have 14,000 Spanish-language audiobooks available this year, and, with ebooks, continued to see growth in 2019. The post Bookwire Cites Growth in Spanish-Language Audiobooks, Ebooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Free Books for Kids: Great Resources for Ebooks and Audiobooks

There is already a decent amount of free books for kids available online, and now there has been a recent expansion of available resources. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Russian Ebook and Audiobook Player LitRes Opens Sales in Poland

Seeing its audiobook unit sales double year-over-year, Russia's digital retailer now has a new presence in the Polish market.  The post Russian Ebook and Audiobook Player LitRes Opens Sales in Poland appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Gain a bird’s-eye view of America with these July audiobooks

Audiobook selections for July cover a swath of the American landscape, from a western river to Louisiana’s gumbo belt. Relax and take it all in. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Gain a bird’s-eye view of America with these July audiobooks

Audiobook selections for July cover a swath of the American landscape, from a western river to Louisiana’s gumbo belt. Relax and take it all in. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Gain a bird’s-eye view of America with these July audiobooks

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Gain a bird’s-eye view of America with these July audiobooks

Audiobook selections for July cover a swath of the American landscape, from a western river to Louisiana’s gumbo belt. Relax and take it all in. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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New Report Forecasts Spanish-Language Audiobook Surge in Spain and Latin America

The predictions made by publishers responding to Dosdoce's new survey see the number of Spanish-language audiobook titles surpassing 10,000 this year, narration dialects starting to favor Latin American markets. The post New Report Forecasts Spanish-Language Audiobook Surge in Spain and Latin... 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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BookNet Canada: Sci-Fi, Women Leading Audiobook Consumption

Canadians say they listen to audiobooks while doing other things. In 2018, 54 percent of those surveyed by BookNet Canada prefer to listen on their phones. The post BookNet Canada: Sci-Fi, Women Leading Audiobook Consumption appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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