Kobo Now Selling E-Readers and Tablets Direct Online in U.S. and Canada

Kobo is now selling its line of e-readers and Arc tablet directly to consumers through its website in the U.S. and Canada.

“Pre-Christmas we focused on in-store availability and we’ve now pushed sales online,” a Kobo spokesperson told Digital Book World.

[Press Release]

Kobo Announces Family of eReaders Available for Purchase on Kobo.com in Canada and United States

Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, today announced that its Family of eReaders is available for purchase directly at Kobo.com for customer in Canada and the United States. The world-class family of eReaders includes the award-winning Kobo Touch™, the Parent Tested, Parent Approved™ Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini E Ink eReaders, and Kobo Arc 7″ Google-certified Android tablet. Kobo eReader accessories will also be available for sale online.

Kobo believes eReading is a global movement and is focused on rapidly expanding its footprint through retail and publishing partners around the world. In 2013, Kobo will continue its goal to be the best eReading service in the world and is on track to becoming a billion dollar company. Kobo now has more than 13-million Readers enjoying its superior eBookstore, which offers more than 3.2-million titles across 68 languages including bestsellers, classics, self-published works, comics, children’s books, manga, and graphic novels. Already this year, Kobo’s customers turned more than 1.3-billion pages reading for 10-million hours.

Kobo has customers in 190 countries and offers a wide variety of eReading devices and free eReading applications to ensure that the next great read is only a click or tap away. People can access the Kobo eBookstore with virtually any smartphone, laptop, tablet, desktop computer, or eReading device, and can now purchase an E Ink eReader or tablet from Kobo.com. The company, which prides itself for offering an “eReader for Everyone,” continues to make its devices available at premier retail organizations across North America including Best Buy, Family Christian bookstores, Indigo-Chapters, Toys”R”Us, Target, Walmart, Future Shop, Staples, The Source, and members of the American Booksellers Association.

For more information about Kobo and its Family of eReaders, please visit www.kobo.com/ereaders.

About Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 3.2-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. From its Family of eReaders, which includes the Kobo Touch™, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo and Kobo Arc, to its free, top-ranked eReading applications for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows® products, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.

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