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July 04, 2024

Your summer, booked: Rakuten Kobo expands digital reading offering in Spain with Kobo Plus, the all-you-can-read and listen subscription

Spanish readers can now read more, more often with read and listen subscription options for a low monthly feeTORONTO – July 4, 2024 – Rakuten Kobo announces the launch of Kobo Plus in Spain. The subscription service offers booklovers unlimited access to over 1.5 million eBooks and over...

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June 18, 2024

2024 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

The prize marks 10 years of spotlighting debut Canadian authors, with this year’s picks in Nonfiction, Literary Fiction and MysteryTORONTO, ON – June 18, 2024 - Today, Rakuten Kobo announced the winners of its tenth annual Emerging Writer Prize, adding three new names to its growing list of...

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May 28, 2024

Rakuten Kobo expands digital reading offering for Swiss Readers with Kobo Plus, the all-you-can-read and listen subscription

Leading digital reading retailer and publisher Rakuten Kobo today launched Kobo Plus in Switzerland— the all-you-can-enjoy subscription offering booklovers unlimited access to over 1.3 million eBooks and over 100,000 audiobooks, including titles in English, French, German, and Italian, for a low monthly fee. Swiss booklovers can access Kobo...

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April 17, 2024

Tenth Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced 

18 of Canada’s most compelling debut books have been selected in three genres: Nonfiction, Literary Fiction and Mystery.

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April 10, 2024

Now In Colour: Bring Your Books to Life with the New Kobo Libra Colour and Kobo Clara Colour eReaders

With colour eReading technology, eco-conscious materials, and water-resistance for on- the-go use, Kobo Libra Colour and Kobo Clara Colour blend the vibrancy of life and literatureEditor's Note: media assets here TORONTO – April 10, 2024 – Rakuten Kobo introduces booklovers to its first-ever colour E Ink eReaders with...

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March 08, 2024

2024 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Now Open for Submissions

Now in its 10th year, the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize showcases Canadian debut authors, with the chance to win $10,000 CAD per category, plus marketing support for the three winning booksToronto, ON – March 8, 2024 – Rakuten Kobo, the global eBook and audiobook retailer, today announced...

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March 08, 2024

Rakuten Kobo expands digital reading offering in Ireland and South Africa with Kobo Plus, the all-you-can-read and listen subscription

Irish and South African readers can now fit books into more parts of their day with read and listen subscription options for a low monthly feeTORONTO – March 8, 2024 – Leading digital reading retailer and publisher Rakuten Kobo announces the launch of Kobo Plus in Ireland and...

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February 22, 2024

Rakuten Kobo expands digital reading offering in Taiwan and Hong Kong with Kobo Plus, the all-you-can-read and listen subscription

Readers in Taiwan and Hong Kong can now fit books into more parts of their day with read and listen subscription options for a low monthly feeTORONTO – February 22, 2024 – Leading digital reading retailer and publisher Rakuten Kobo announces the Taiwan and Hong Kong launches of...

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November 21, 2023

The 2023 Rakuten Kobo Book Report: Digital Reading in the year of Barbenheimer, Canadians Read More than 9000 Years

Celebrity memoirs, epic fantasies, and page-to-screen adaptations: 2023 saw Canadians escaping into worlds far beyond their own TORONTO – November 21, 2023 – Rakuten Kobo proudly shares the 2023 Kobo Book Report, exploring the most notable trends and reading habits of Canadian readers this year. Canadians hit digital...

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November 08, 2023

Fans of the wizarding world, rejoice! Harry Potter has arrived on Kobo Plus

Dutch, Belgian and French fans will now have access to all Harry Potter books and other stories from the Wizarding World™ through their Kobo Plus subscription TORONTO – November 8, 2023 – Rakuten Kobo reaches an agreement with Pottermore Publishing to bring all Harry Potter books and other...

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