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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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November 07, 2023

Rakuten Kobo expands digital reading offering in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland with Kobo Plus, the all-you-can-read and listen subscription

Scandinavian readers can now fit books into more parts of their day with read and listen subscription options for a low monthly feeTORONTO – November 7, 2023 – Leading digital reading retailer and publisher Rakuten Kobo announces the Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland launches of Kobo Plus, the...

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November 02, 2023

Rakuten Kobo brings its leading eReaders to India; launches Kobo Clara 2E, Kobo Libra 2 and Kobo Nia

The ergonomically designed eReaders feature best-in-class technology & innovation for an enriching digital reading experience.Readers will be able to access millions of eBooks and audiobooks through the extensive Kobo Library National, November 1, 2023: Rakuten Kobo today announced the joint launch of Kobo Clara 2E, Kobo Libra ...

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August 16, 2023

Rakuten Kobo’s all-you-can-read subscription, Kobo Plus, expands to audiobooks in Australia

Australians can now fit books into more parts of the day with subscription options to suit every type of readerSYDNEY – 17 August 2023 – Rakuten Kobo has expanded its Kobo Plus subscription service in Australia, now offering unlimited access to Kobo Audiobooks in the catalogue for a...

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