Kobo sells e-readers directly and has a large number of distribution partners. For the past four months the Kobo Aura Edition 2 has been labeled as out of stock on the main Kobo website for both Canada and the United States. It looks like this e-reader is officially discontinued, because it been completely removed from the Kobo website and most of their retail partners, such as … [Read more...] about Kobo has discontinued the Kobo Aura Edition 2
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The Kobo Forma e-reader is the most expensive device that in their modern portfolio. It features a giant eight inch capacitive touchscreen display and has support for Pocket and Overdrive. In Canada, the normal price for the 8GB unit is $349, but Kobo is running a sale where you can now purchase it from their website for $299.99. Chapters Indigo, the largest bookselling chain … [Read more...] about Kobo Forma is on sale in Canada for $299
Kobo has just issued a new firmware update for all of their e-readers, except the Mini. They have increased the performance of PDF files and they now load more quickly. You can now customize the header and footer with information such as viewing page numbers, percent read, time remaining, or turn off the header, footer, or progress bar entirely.Here is the changelog for … [Read more...] about Kobo boosts performance of PDF files
Kobo is celebrating their 10 year anniversary of selling ebooks and e-readers. The company has just released an interactive timeline that chronicles all of their milestones. If you want to learn about Kobo as a company, Good e-Reader published a very comprehensive analysis in 2018.Amazon is the global number one player when it comes to selling hardware and digital content, … [Read more...] about Kobo celebrates 10 year anniversary with an interactive timeline
Walmart is running a sale for Kobo gift cards right now. You can buy a $50 card for $40, so you can save $10. This deal is only available for US residents and can be purchased online and the redemption code is sent via email.This is a very solid deal because the code will basically add $50 worth of credit to your Kobo account and you can purchase any ebooks you want, even … [Read more...] about Walmart is discounting Kobo ebook gift cards
Kobo is running a series of Cyber Monday Deals. They are offering savings on a number of e-readers and ebooks in Canada and the United States on their website. Chapters Indigo is also jumping on the bandwagon.The Kobo Canadian website has the Kobo Clara on sale for $109, the normal price is $139. They have also discounted the Kobo Forma, for the first time ever. You can buy … [Read more...] about Kobo has a number of Cyber Monday Deals
The Kobo Clara is on sale in the United States at various online retailers for $99 USD, the regular price is $129. The main Kobo website is selling it for $99 for Black Friday and Walmart and Amazon are also selling it at this price too. This is the only e-reader they have discounted this year and there is zero savings on anything for Canadian residents, which includes Indigo … [Read more...] about Kobo Clara HD is on sale for $99 for Black Friday
Kobo e-readers are now available in Singapore. The company has just ironed out a deal with Ingram Micro for distribution to businesses. Kobo also launched a new version of their website, so readers can buy them directly. This is the first time that Kobo has expanded into a new market in 2019.“Kobo goes where the readers are and we have always found a great community of … [Read more...] about Kobo e-readers are now available in Singapore
Barnes and Noble and Kobo are expected to have a number of their e-readers devices on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The two companies have developed landing pages for their deals, but so far there are no products that are listed.The Barnes and Noble Black Friday page is completely blank, there are a number of links that point various gift guides, but these go to … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble and Kobo have a Black Friday Page, but have no products
Kobo started out as an Indigo Books and Music pet project, that quickly became its own autonomous company. During some lean years they were sold to Rakuten in 2011 and much needed cash was injected into the company, allowing it to expand. “That propelled us to expand into 12 new countries in 12 months,” Tamblyn said. “As a small Toronto startup, we had to learn everything from … [Read more...] about What is next for Kobo?
Kobo opened up an audiobook store a couple of years ago and they sell them on an individual basis or a subscription, where you get an audiobook a month. The delivery of the content is through their line of mobile apps for Android and iOS, but their Kobo e-readers have never had bluetooth support or an audio player. Will this change next year?Amazon introduced audiobook … [Read more...] about Will Kobo introduce e-readers with audiobook support?
Kobo might be discontinuing some of their older e-readers. The main Kobo website for the US and Canada both show the Kobo Aura H2O edition 2 as out of stock, this model has been supplanted by the Kobo Libra H2O. The Kobo Aura Edition 2 is also not available, this device is also long in the tooth and the Clara HD is the modern equivalent.When Kobo discontinues a series of … [Read more...] about Kobo might be discontinuing two of their e-readers