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Pages & Pages relaunches Kindle amnesty with Kobo devices 

20 November 2013

Sydney independent bookseller Pages & Pages Booksellers has relaunched its ‘Kindle amnesty’ with Kobo devices, expanding the offer from monthly to daily and offering $50 Kobo gift vouchers to customers who take...

Pages & Pages’ Kindle amnesty update 

30 September 2013

In April this year, Pages & Pages Booksellers in Mosman, Sydney, introduced a ‘Kindle amnesty’, asking customers to trade in Amazon Kindles for the store’s BeBook ereaders and raising consumer awareness of...

Kobo now selling devices direct in Australia, New Zealand 

31 July 2013

Australian and New Zealand consumers can now purchase Kobo ereading devices directly from Kobo.com. The company announced this week that all of its devices, including the recently-launched, high-definition Kobo Aura, are...

Amazon buys Liquavista; colour Kindle rumoured 

15 May 2013

Amazon has purchased screen technology company Liquavista from Samsung, sparking rumours that the company is working on a colour version of its Kindle, reports the Digital Reader. Amazon confirmed the...

Pages & Pages announces ‘Kindle amnesty’ 

23 April 2013

Pages & Pages Booksellers in Mosman, Sydney, has announced that it will introduce a ‘Kindle amnesty’ on the third Saturday of every month, asking customers to trade in Amazon Kindles...

Pages & Pages announces ‘Kindle amnesty’

19 April 2013

Pages & Pages Booksellers in Mosman, Sydney, has announced that it will introduce a ‘Kindle amnesty’ on the third Saturday of every month, asking customers to trade in Amazon Kindles for BeBook ereaders and...

Pages & Pages swaps Cumulus for BeBook Touch

13 March 2013

Pages & Pages Booksellers in Sydney has started selling a new ereading device this week. The BeBook Touch is a dedicated ereader with an eInk screen and wifi access, and is...

Ebooks in Oz: An update

1 February 2013

In September and October 2012, Bowker Market Research conducted its second Global eBook Monitor survey, repeating its January 2012 survey in Australia, India, the UK and the US, and adding...

Kobo Mini, Glo available from Bookworld 

5 December 2012

Online booksellers Bookworld and Angus & Robertson are now selling two of Kobo’s new ereading devices—the Kobo Mini and the Kobo Glo. The online stores are selling the five-inch Kobo...

UK booksellers report strong demand for new ereaders

26 November 2012

UK retailers are reporting strong demand for new ereading devices in the lead-up to Christmas, reports the Bookseller. Blackwell’s and Foyles, which both sell Barnes & Noble’s Nook devices, have...

Kobo enters South Africa 

31 October 2012

Kobo has launched an ebookstore in South Africa and announced a new partnership with South African retailer Pick n Play. The ebook provider said in a statement on 30 October...

International Library News 

24 October 2012

Libraries own ebooks, says Random House The issue of library ebook ownership is receiving renewed attention after Random House in the US reiterated its position this week that libraries own...

German retailer plans ultra cheap ereader 

17 October 2012

German ebook retailer Txtr has announced plans to offer an eink ereading device ‘that can be ‘offered as an inexpensive premium through phone plans’, reports Publishers Weekly. ‘The new device,...

Kobo to partner with NZ indies, Paper Plus

10 October 2012

Kobo will become the dominant ebook provider in New Zealand as a result of new partnerships with Booksellers New Zealand members and the Paper Plus Group. Kobo announced the new retail...