During the last few days one of the largest publishing and digital publishing events in the world, Book Expo America, introduced a number of different products to the public. During this event both Barnes & Noble and Kobo debuted touchscreen e-readers.
We are very happy to bring to you an exclusive interview with the Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis. He sat down today with us with a one on one interview and discussed various issues facing Canadian based Kobo. We spoke with him about the new Kobo Touch vs the Barnes and Noble Nook 2 and how his company’s model has a distinct advantage. He also spoke about how Kobo still maintains a global focus by introducing the first multi-lingual e-reader device, as well as future plans for Kobo and its customer base and the indie publishing market.
Finally we break some huge news from Kobo; Michael verifies that Kobo IS working on a eBook Lending Program and Kobo will soon be offering a new Independent Self-Publishing Platform!