Walmart has started to sell Kobo e-readers, audiobooks and ebooks in 1,000 of their retail locations in the United States last week. They have been promoting their foray into digital content in a big way and they even took out a full page advert in the print edition of the New York Times Book Review. I think they might have inadvertently tipped the new Kobo e-reader that will … [Read more...] about Did Walmart just leak the new Kobo e-reader?
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If you love to borrow ebooks from the public library and have a Kobo e-reader, there is some really good news. Kobo has just added Overdrive functionality to the Aura H2O Edition 2, Kobo Aura Edition 2 and Kobo Clara HD.Borrowing eBooks has never been easier: Readers can connect to their local public libraries right from their device with built-in, one-touch lending access. … [Read more...] about You can now borrow Overdrive ebooks on ALL Kobo e-readers
Kobo is going to be releasing a new e-reader sometime in October or November. The company has finalized the hardware in April and entered mass production soon thereafter. A FCC application has just been filed for the device, but there is no product name or any other distinguishing features that helps us identify the screen size.I believe that this unknown e-reader is the … [Read more...] about New Kobo e-Reader will be released soon
Walmart signed an agreement with Rakuten Kobo earlier this year to sell e-readers and ebooks online and carry a number of electronic readers in their retail locations in the United States. Walmart has just developed an ebook retail page and an e-reader page on their online website, but everything is placeholder right now. There is no word yet on the co-branded e-reader app for … [Read more...] about Walmart will start selling Kobo e-readers and e-books on August 21st
Walmart is been expanding the tech department in many of their retail stores and expanding the floorplan to put a bigger emphasis on laptops and its massive wall of flat-screen TVs. The company is also more focused on bringing in top-selling brands at an affordable price, like Lenovo. Walmart sources have disclosed to Good e-Reader that in the first two weeks of August Kobo … [Read more...] about Kobo e-readers will be in US Walmart stores in August
In January Rakuten Kobo announced that they formed an exclusive distribution agreement with Walmart. Sometime this year Walmart will carry the complete line of Kobo e-readers in all of retail locations and will sell audiobooks and ebooks on their website. Kobo and Walmart will also be releasing a co-branded e-reading app so customers can read and listen to their purchases. … [Read more...] about When will Kobo e-readers be available in Walmart?
Welcome to another exciting edition of the Good e-Reader Roundtable with Michael and Peter. Today on the show the two fellows talk about the recent firings Barnes and Noble made last week, where 1,800 people were let go. Walmart and Kobo struck a deal where audiobooks and ebooks would be sold on the Walmart website and Kobo e-readers would be available in all US stores. Dual … [Read more...] about Roundtable – Dual Screen e-readers, B&N and Walmart Kobo e-Readers
Kobo tends to release one new e-reader just in time for Mother's Day. This is because the most active digital readers who purchase ebooks from Kobo are women who are aged 45 and older and they spend on average 30 minutes per consuming various genres. What new features would you like to see in a new Kobo e-reader?Kobo has made many advancements over the years, they were the … [Read more...] about What do you want to see in a new Kobo e-reader?
Kobo is one of the only e-reader companies that allow you to upload your own fonts. This is useful if you want to load in custom fonts for specific languages, such as Arabic or Amazon specific fonts fonts such as Ember, or Bookerly.In order to install the custom fonts on your Kobo e-Reader you need to do a Google Search for the ones you want to install. I … [Read more...] about How to add custom fonts to your Kobo e-Reader