Kobo has ironed out a distribution relationship with Whitcoulls in New Zealand to carry their popular new e-reader the Kobo Vox. It will be retailing for $399 in 60 Whitcoulls store locations nationwide and online at www.whitcoulls.co.nz
Kobo offers more than 400,000 local titles and a total of 2.2 million eBooks, making it one of the largest eBook stores in the world. The store features popular titles that include the “The Whale Rider” by Witi Ihimaera, “The Hut Builder” by Laurence Fearnley, and John Kirwan’s “All Black’s Don’t Cry.”
“We are excited to be able to deliver the brand new, innovative, Kobo Vox eReader experience to Whitcoulls customers,” said Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo, Inc. “We remain focused on offering the best and most innovative eReading experience to deliver on our goal of making eReading available to everyone, everywhere around the world. With the combination of a beautiful product, incredible video and audio functionality and now with the advent of social reading, the Kobo Vox is unlike any eReading product available in New Zealand today.”
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 CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.