Kobo has expanded into Turkey and have partnered with D&R to sell a number of e-reader models in-store and online. D&R offers a localized eBookstore built with Turkish readers in mind, offering 15,000 Turkish language eBooks, within a global catalog of 4.7 million eBooks.
“Kobo’s commitment towards its readers has created a distinguished reading experience among its users. This is also important for D&R, which is the largest bookstore chain in Turkey. Kobo is committed to the written word and keenly understands that technology must exist to facilitate the escape into stories and ideas, it should never impede that journey. This sound relationship will allow us to offer the widest selection of books and reach more readers in more places. At D&R, we undertake the mission of endearing books and increasing the book-reading rate in our society. We are profoundly excited and proud to become a part of this evolution of the publishing sector, in promoting our mission,” said Kürşat Demircioğlu, CEO, D&R.
In addition, Kobo’s award-winning eReading devices are now available. Customers have three options to choose from: the Kobo Glo HD for 429,00 TL, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O for 649,00 TL, or the Kobo Touch 2.0 priced at 329,00 TL. For those wanting to read on devices they already own, the free Kobo eReading app allows customers to access and read from their libraries anywhere, anytime, on any iOS or Android device.
“As digital reading continues to grow around the world we are pleased to be able to build on the momentum we have established in other countries, partnering with the retailer booklovers know and trust the most. We very much look forward to spreading the love of reading with D&R,” said Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo.
The new Kobo bookstore and e-readers will be available in Turkey sometime in the next few weeks.
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.