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Kobo reveals reading habits of Australian readers 

10 December 2014

Kobo has released an overview of its statistics on the reading habits of Australian ebook readers.Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (Orion) is listed as the number one bestseller in the Kobo...

Marvel adds comics to Kobo catalogue

29 October 2014

Marvel has signed a deal with Kobo to add 250 digital comics to Kobo’s catalogue as fixed-layout illustrated ebooks, reports Digital Book World. Titles include franchises such as ‘The Avengers’, ‘Guardians of the...

Kobo releases ebook statistics report

14 October 2014

Kobo has released a report aimed at publishers and authors that explains its method of analysing ebook statistics. The report says that reader engagement statistics gathered from ereading devices can...

Kobo partners with Bol.com in Netherlands and Belgium

17 September 2014

Kobo has partnered with Bol.com, the largest provider of ebooks in the Netherlands and Belgium. The partnership means Kobo’s ereaders and tablets are available from the bol.com site and bol.com...

Kobo to sell waterproof ereader

28 August 2014

Kobo has unveiled the ‘world’s first premium waterproof e-ink ereader’, reports Digital Book World. The Waterproof Aura H2O Reader can be submerged in one metre of water for up to...

Kobo to begin featuring book reviews 

27 May 2014

Kobo has announced that it will begin featuring book reviews ‘in the near future’. ‘Customers will be able to write reviews and choose star ratings for your titles and post...

Tamblyn named president at Kobo 

4 April 2014

Michael Tamblyn, chief content officer at ebook retailer Kobo, has been named president of the company, reports Publishers Weekly. Tamblyn will take on the role in addition to his current...

Bella Andre makes French-translation deal with Kobo 

17 February 2014

US author Bella Andre has signed a deal with ebookseller Kobo for the exclusive rights to French translations of five titles over a three-month period, reports Publishers Weekly. The first title available, Le Cadeau (The Wedding...

New CEO for Kobo 

6 February 2014

Takahito Aiki has been appointed as the new CEO of ereading company Kobo, replacing founder Michael Serbinis, who moves into the role of vice-chairman, reports Publishers Weekly. Aiki joins Kobo...

Whitcoulls relaunches ebookstore 

26 November 2013

New Zealand bookselling chain Whitcoulls is once again selling ebooks through Kobo after suspending its Kobo ebookstore in mid-October. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Whitcoulls suspended its ebookstore due to...

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...

WH Smith relaunches website without ebooks 

21 October 2013

In the UK, WH Smith has relaunched its website after taking the site offline for nearly four days, reports the Bookseller. However, the retailer is not currently selling ebooks and...