Kobo has announced today that it has finally opened online sales to customers living in the United States. Starting today you will be able to purchase the Kobo Touch, Kobo Mini, Kobo Arc, and Kobo Glo via the main website.
The USA has never really had a taste of Kobo and many customers end up switching to other brands due to poor retail visibility. The move to sell e-readers directly online will ensure that you should get the devices rather quickly and will be shipped to all states.
Kobo believes e-reading is a global movement and is focused on rapidly expanding its footprint through retail and publishing partners around the world. In 2013, Kobo will continue its goal to be the best e-reading service in the world and is on track to becoming a billion dollar company. Kobo now has more than 13-million readers enjoying its superior ebookstore, which offers more than 3.2-million titles across 68 languages including bestsellers, classics, self-published works, comics, children’s books, manga, and graphic novels. Already this year, Kobo’s customers turned more than 1.3-billion pages reading for 10-million hours.
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.