Kobo is the largest audiobook and ebook company in Canada and they also have their entire range of e-readers available online and in bookstores such as Chapters Indigo. The company has just issued their new book report for 2019 and they found that Kobo users in Canada spent over 3200 hours reading. Ontario leads the provinces with over 735 million minutes spent reading in 2019, … [Read more...] about Here is the Kobo ebook report for 2019
Rakuten bought two North American companies a couple of years ago, Overdrive in 2015 and Kobo in 2011. During various fiscal quarterly earnings, Kobo was only mentioned once and they did not talk about Overdrive, even once. On Christmas Eve, Rakuten announced that it sold Overdrive to KKR, a financial company that owns RB Digital (Recorded Books), and Audiobooks.com. The deal … [Read more...] about Will Rakuten sell Kobo?
Kobo has just issued a new firmware update for all of their e-readers, except the Mini. They have increased the performance of PDF files and they now load more quickly. You can now customize the header and footer with information such as viewing page numbers, percent read, time remaining, or turn off the header, footer, or progress bar entirely.Here is the changelog for … [Read more...] about Kobo boosts performance of PDF files
Kobo is running a series of Cyber Monday Deals. They are offering savings on a number of e-readers and ebooks in Canada and the United States on their website. Chapters Indigo is also jumping on the bandwagon.The Kobo Canadian website has the Kobo Clara on sale for $109, the normal price is $139. They have also discounted the Kobo Forma, for the first time ever. You can buy … [Read more...] about Kobo has a number of Cyber Monday Deals
Kobo e-readers are now available in Singapore. The company has just ironed out a deal with Ingram Micro for distribution to businesses. Kobo also launched a new version of their website, so readers can buy them directly. This is the first time that Kobo has expanded into a new market in 2019.“Kobo goes where the readers are and we have always found a great community of … [Read more...] about Kobo e-readers are now available in Singapore
Kobo started out as an Indigo Books and Music pet project, that quickly became its own autonomous company. During some lean years they were sold to Rakuten in 2011 and much needed cash was injected into the company, allowing it to expand. “That propelled us to expand into 12 new countries in 12 months,” Tamblyn said. “As a small Toronto startup, we had to learn everything from … [Read more...] about What is next for Kobo?
Kobo opened up an audiobook store a couple of years ago and they sell them on an individual basis or a subscription, where you get an audiobook a month. The delivery of the content is through their line of mobile apps for Android and iOS, but their Kobo e-readers have never had bluetooth support or an audio player. Will this change next year?Amazon introduced audiobook … [Read more...] about Will Kobo introduce e-readers with audiobook support?
Kobo might be discontinuing some of their older e-readers. The main Kobo website for the US and Canada both show the Kobo Aura H2O edition 2 as out of stock, this model has been supplanted by the Kobo Libra H2O. The Kobo Aura Edition 2 is also not available, this device is also long in the tooth and the Clara HD is the modern equivalent.When Kobo discontinues a series of … [Read more...] about Kobo might be discontinuing two of their e-readers
The vast majority of older Kobo e-readers had an SD card that could inserted by the user and the e-reader would have additional storage to read ebooks. Starting with the Kobo Glo HD issued in 2015, Kobo started to use SD card that were attached to the motherboard, but could be removed. In order to attach a higher capacity card, you had to clone all of the files on it and insert … [Read more...] about The Kobo Libra H2O SD card is soldered onto the motherboard
The Kobo Forma e-reader received a firmware update today that introduced Dropbox Cloud Storage. You now directly access your ebook collection in the cloud and also send documents right from your e-reader to Dropbox. Kobo has stated that you can access ebooks that have DRM and also DRM free.Before you start:Sync your Kobo Forma so that you have the latest … [Read more...] about Kobo Forma e-Reader owners can now access Dropbox
Kobo has just issued a new firmware update for the Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, Kobo Glo HD, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Aura H2O, Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2, Kobo Aura ONE, Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition, Kobo Aura Edition 2 ,Kobo Clara HD and the Kobo Forma. Here is a list of all of the new features found in 4.17.13651. Enhanced eBook navigationWe listened to Kobo readers … [Read more...] about Kobo brings many of the Libra H2O features to older Kobo e-readers
The Kobo Libra H2O is the latest generation e-reader from Kobo. This device is going to be available around September 15th in North America and will hit Europe and other markets later this year. The big selling points is that it has manual page turn buttons, a new e-reading system and the same design sensibilities as the Kobo Forma, but it costs $100 … [Read more...] about Kobo Libra H2O Review