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June 29, 2022

Italy’s first e-commerce hub for publishing products expands its eBook and audiobook offerings with Rakuten Kobo

Italy’s first e-commerce hub for publishing products expands its eBook and audiobook offerings with Rakuten Kobo.

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June 23, 2022

2022 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

Canada’s best debut books in Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, and Romance have been chosen TORONTO, ON – June 23, 2022 - Today, Rakuten Kobo announced the winners of its eighth annual Emerging Writer Prize, adding three new Canadian authors to its growing list of celebrated writers. Debut authors in...

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April 22, 2022

Rakuten Kobo offsets carbon emissions while supporting local First Nations in community-led sustainable forest and marine management

Toronto, ON – April 22, 2022: Leading digital bookseller Rakuten Kobo proudly announces its partnership with the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project, to support First Nations communities in British Columbia while confronting the urgent issue of climate change. Through the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project, Rakuten Kobo will...

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April 07, 2022

Eighth 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 RomanceTORONTO – April 7, 2022 – Rakuten Kobo, in search of the best books written by debut Canadian authors, today announced the shortlist for its eighth annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize...

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January 11, 2022

Eighth Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Now Open For Submissions

Award showcases Canadian debut authors, with the chance to win $10,000 CAD per category, plus marketing support for the three winning books.

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December 09, 2021

The 2021 Rakuten Kobo Book Report: How Canadian reading habits have changed since COVID

From Barack Obama’s A Promised Land, to Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton Collection, 2021 saw Canadians read to escape and to reflect TORONTO – December 9, 2021 – Rakuten Kobo is proud to share the 2021 Kobo Book Report, where we explore emerging patterns, the top novels or the year...

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November 04, 2021

Rakuten Kobo expands digital reading offering in Italy with all-you-can-enjoy subscription service and Kobo Audiobooks

First of its kind in Italy, single-point-of-access subscription allows Italians to synchronize bookmarks across Kobo eReader or Kobo App devices Kobo Plus, the all-you-can-enjoy subscription service, offers hundreds of thousands of titles from Italian and international authorsWith new Kobo Audiobook titles, booklovers can read or be read to...

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November 02, 2021

Rakuten Kobo and Booktopia launch all-you-can-read eBook subscription service Kobo Plus in Australia

Australians are spending more time reading than ever beforeKobo Plus catalogue includes over 580,000 titles for one low monthly feeKobo Plus Australia follows the success of the service in the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and PortugalAustralia, 2 November 2021 — Global digital eReading innovator Rakuten Kobo and Australian online...

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October 19, 2021

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Rakuten Kobo Appoints Anna Giagkou as Chief Financial Officer

Giagkou to drive financial strategy, performance and growth across business pillarsToronto, ON – October 14, 2021 – Rakuten Kobo, a global leader in digital reading, today announced the appointment of Anna Giagkou to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to CEO Michael Tamblyn, Giagkou is responsible for...

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October 05, 2021

Best of both worlds: Rakuten Kobo introduces Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2

Please click here for additional media assets. TORONTO, ON - Rakuten Kobo announces the joint launch of Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2, two new feature-rich eReaders that take Kobo’s digital reading offering to the next level. Continuing our mission to make reading lives better, Kobo Sage and...

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