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January 30, 2019

Rakuten Kobo Appoints Marianne Hamilton as its Chief Marketing Officer

Hamilton to further build the brand globally alongside retail partners TORONTO, ON (January 29, 2019) – Rakuten Kobo, a global leader in digital reading, today announced the appointment of Marianne Hamilton to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. Reporting to CEO Michael Tamblyn, Hamilton is responsible for the...

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January 30, 2019

Rakuten Kobo Appoints Pieter Swinkels as Chief Content Officer

Mandate includes building Kobo Originals and exclusive content TORONTO, ON (January 30, 2019) – Rakuten Kobo, a global leader in digital reading, today announced the appointment of Pieter Swinkels to the role of Chief Content Officer. Reporting to CEO Michael Tamblyn, Swinkels is responsible for the growth...

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January 22, 2019


Award shines a spotlight on Canadian debut authors – monetary prize and marketing support awarded for books across three genres Toronto – January 22, 2018 – Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s most innovative digital reading services, today announced it is now accepting submissions for its fifth...

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December 12, 2018

2018 Rakuten Kobo Book Report: The Stories that Kept Canadians Turning Pages

TORONTO, Dec. 12th – With the last chapter of the year upon us, the annual Rakuten Kobo Book Report once again reveals insightful eReading trends from the past year and which stories enthralled booklovers most. 2018 stats about readers Canadians read on the road, with the busiest reading...

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November 23, 2018

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New Epic Heroic Fantasy Story Hitting eReaders in 2019

Welcome to Varkas, an expansive and (I hope) exciting new world of heroic fantasy. I hope you’ll continue to visit frequently as the points of entry continue to expand through new stories and art.Currently the collection includes two short stories (detailed below). In 2019, I will begin releasing...

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October 02, 2018

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Rakuten Kobo introduces Kobo Forma: Our thinnest, most durable, most comfortable eReader

- Ergonomic, ultra-lightweight, one-handed design allows for easy reading in portrait or landscape orientation - Page-turn buttons for tactile readers - New screen technology increases durability and drop-resistance Toronto, ON - October 2, 2018 - The future of reading takes shape starting today, as Rakuten Kobo announces...

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August 21, 2018

Kobo eReaders now make borrowing eBooks EASY

Toronto, ON – August 21st, 2018 - Booklovers who borrow digital books from the library desire an easy way to acquire and access their favorite read. That desire has now become a reality for current Kobo eReader users. Today, Rakuten Kobo celebrates reading by adding one-touch public library...

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June 20, 2018

2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

The best debut Canadian books in Literary Fiction, Mystery, and Non-Fiction have been chosen Toronto, ON – June 19, 2018 – Canada boasts a long list of celebrated authors and today, Rakuten Kobo adds to this remarkable roster with the announcement of its 2018 Emerging Writer Prize recipients...

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May 29, 2018

Rakuten Kobo Launches Kobo Clara HD: Its Newest Entry-Level, Feature-Rich eReader

- Ultra lightweight, HD reading display and premium ComfortLight PRO with blue-light reducing technology for $129.99 USD - Pre-order starts today with June 5 in-store availability TORONTO, ON (May 29, 2018) - Rakuten Kobo, a global leader in digital reading, today announced Kobo Clara HD, its newest...

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May 01, 2018

Fourth Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced

Canada’s hottest new books have been selected in three genres: Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction and Mystery. Toronto, ON – May 1st 2018 – Rakuten Kobo, in search for the best new books written by debut Canadian authors, today announced the shortlist for its fourth annual Emerging Writer Prize. The...

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