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'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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