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May 08, 2020

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Kobo Originals announces collaboration with the West End Phoenix newspaper to publish Canadian literary voices reflecting on life during COVID-19

Global digital reading retailer, Rakuten Kobo, today announced a new collaboration with Toronto community newspaper West End Phoenix.

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May 06, 2020

Sixth Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced

Rakuten Kobo, in search of the best books written by debut Canadian authors, today announced the shortlist for its sixth annual Emerging Writer Prize.

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March 31, 2020

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Rakuten Kobo announces strategic partnership with Australia's #1 online bookseller

Rakuten Kobo and Booktopia partner to offer a full digital reading catalogue to customers.

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March 09, 2020

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Audiobooks open up a world of reading for children with print disabilities

Rakuten Kobo and CELA partner to increase the availability of audiobooks for children with print disabilities, with support from Dyslexia Canada

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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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