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January 22, 2020

Sixth Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Now Open for Submissions

The Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize offers $10,000 to debut authors across three categories.

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January 09, 2020

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The 2019 Rakuten Kobo Book Report: How and what Canadians read

From Michelle Obama’s Becoming, to Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, Canadians spent over 3200 years reading in 2019.

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November 20, 2019

Rakuten Kobo launches full range of eReaders in Singapore, continues global expansion

Rakuten Kobo expands into Singapore with the launch of their full range of eReaders, including the Kobo Clara HD, Kobo Libra H2O, and Kobo Forma.

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September 26, 2019

Listen up! Kobo Writing Life, Rakuten Kobo’s independent publishing platform, launches audiobook capabilities

For self-published authors, reaching audiobook aficionados anywhere in the world is now as easy as checking a box within Kobo Writing Life (KWL).

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September 04, 2019

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Rakuten Kobo unveils the Kobo Libra H2O: A lightweight, waterproof, 7” eReader with a fresh, modern design

Toronto, ON – September 4, 2019 – Rakuten Kobo has struck the perfect balance with the Kobo Libra H2O.

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June 27, 2019

2019 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

Canada’s best debut books in Literary Fiction, Romance, and Nonfiction have been named.

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May 01, 2019

Fifth Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced

18 of Canada’s hottest debut books have been selected in three genres: Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction and Romance Toronto, ON – May 1st, 2019 – Rakuten Kobo, in search of the best new books written by debut Canadian authors, today announced the shortlist for its fifth annual Emerging Writer...

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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

FIFTH ANNUAL RAKUTEN KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

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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