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'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Walmart squares up to Amazon with a new ebook store

Walmart has officially launched the Amazon ebook and audiobook rival it's been working on with Kobo this past year. The big box retailer announced its partnership with Kobo's parent company Rakuten back in January, promising to give its customers (i... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-08-22 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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-22 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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn Talks Walmart and E-books

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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’

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Walmart teams up with Kobo to sell ebooks and audiobooks

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Amazon launches Amazon Video Direct

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