The Family Christian Store in the United States has forged an agreement with Kobo to offer the Mini and Touch e-readers. Both of these devices go on sale today and Kobo will donate a portion of each e-reader sale to The James Fund, Family Christian’s non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of orphans and widows around the world.
Not only are the readers available at the Family Christian Store, but patrons will also receive some free content. Three versions of the Bible are added when the device is registered: The New International Version, the King James Version, and The Voice. In addition, customers have access to more than 17,000 Christian titles as part of the Kobo library, which has more than three million titles—one million of which are free.
“Our partnership with Family Christian aligns well to our vision to make reading more accessible to people around the world,” said Wayne White, EVP and GM Devices, Kobo. “Our reputation for building long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships with retail businesses of all sizes has helped us to establish innovative new partnerships that give organizations like Family Christian new ways to exceed the expectations of their customers.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.