Kobo has just struck a deal with the National Bookstore in the Philippines to sell their entire line of e-Readers. Starting September 20th the Kobo Touch, Glo and Arc tablets will be available at select National Book Store locations, Powerbooks, and online at nationalbookstore.com. Through the partnership, Readers will have access to Kobo’s eBookstore, which has 4 million titles across 68 languages and includes international and local bestsellers.
“Digital reading is only just emerging in the Philippines,” said Todd Humphrey, EVP of Business Development, Kobo. “With Kobo and National Book Store, consumers can – for the first time ever – access a world of international content and look forward to their local authors and publishers making their work available in digital formats. We are committed to delivering a world-class eReading experience to the Filipino market, and look forward to working with National Book Store as we help people read more – any time, any place, and on any device.”
“National Book Store takes pride in being the first to bring Kobo’s world class digital reading experience to the Philippines. These cutting edge eReaders will certainly provide a new way for Filipino students and book lovers to enjoy books, magazines and newspapers,” says Xandra Ramos-Padilla, Purchasing Director, National Book Store.
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