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June 22, 2021

2021 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

Canada’s best debut books in Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, and Mystery have been chosenToday, Rakuten Kobo announced the winners of its seventh annual Emerging Writer Prize, adding three new Canadian authors to its growing list of celebrated writers. Debut authors in Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, and Mystery each were awarded...

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May 20, 2021

Take note: Rakuten Kobo introduces Kobo Elipsa Your bookstore, book and notebook combined in one eReader

With Kobo Elipsa’s beyond-the-page reading experience, you can use its intuitive stylus to highlight and jot notes in eBooks and PDFs or in notebooks to capture your ideas, diagrams and to-do lists Rakuten Kobo announces Kobo Elipsa, an innovative eReader packed with features only a Kobo device can...

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May 04, 2021

Seventh 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 MysteryRakuten Kobo, in search of the best books written by debut Canadian authors, today announced the shortlist for its seventh annual Emerging Writer Prize. The award was created to bring literary...

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April 26, 2021

Rakuten Kobo and LeYa present Kobo Plus e_LeYa, the largest eBook and audiobook platform in Portugal

Rakuten Kobo teams up with Portuguese publishing group LeYa to launch Kobo Plus e_LeYa, the new all-you-can-read eBook and all-you-can-listen audiobook subscription with a robust content catalogue Portugal, April 23, 2021 – For Portuguese readers, portable and easy to use eBooks, together with versatile audiobooks are now combined...

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April 22, 2021

Rakuten Kobo Partners with terrapass to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Advance Global Sustainability

Toronto, ON (April 22, 2021): Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s largest digital booksellers, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with terrapass, a leader in carbon offset and renewable energy options, to confront the urgent issue of climate change. The digital reading company will purchase carbon...

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February 09, 2021

Seventh 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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July 15, 2020

Rakuten Kobo announces Kobo Nia: The affordable, lightweight and stylish entry-level eReader

Toronto, ON – July 15, 2020 – Rakuten Kobo’s family of eReaders welcomes its latest addition, Kobo Nia. The compact, affordable device is easy to use and full of features only a Kobo eReader can offer. With Kobo Nia, Kobo’s expert product designers and software developers restyled the...

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July 15, 2020

Rakuten Kobo launches all-you-can-read eBook subscription service in Canada

Canadians are spending more time reading than ever beforeKobo Plus collection includes hundreds of thousands of titlesKobo Plus Canada follows the success of the service in the NetherlandsJuly 15, 2020 — Leading digital reading retailer and publisher Rakuten Kobo announced today the Canadian launch of Kobo Plus...

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June 25, 2020

2020 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

Rakuten Kobo announced the winners of its 6th annual Emerging Writer Prize, adding three Canadian authors to a growing list of celebrated writers.

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May 27, 2020

Kobo Writing Life Adds Cost-Per-Circulation Model Option for the OverDrive Library Borrowing System

Kobo Writing Life (KWL) today announced it has added another option to get self-published digital books into the hands of OverDrive library customers.

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