Tue, 25/09/2012 - 07:00
Kobo has announced a partnership to sell its e-readers through Fnac stores in Portugal as it ups its international expansion programme.
The Canadian-based company will sell the Kobo Touch in four colours—black, silver, blue and lilac—for €99.90 (£80) in Portugal, offering Portugese readers a catalogue of over 3...
Tue, 18/09/2012 - 09:32
Kobo’s UK manager Phil Wood described booksellers at yesterday's BA conference as "enthusiastic" in wanting to partner with the company to sell e-books.
The Canadian-based e-book company today announced a partnership with members of the Booksellers Association to allow 3,000 member stores in the UK & Ireland...
Mon, 17/09/2012 - 13:19
To e or not to e? That is the question for independent retailers at the Booksellers Association conference in Warwick today (Monday 17th September).
BA chief Tim Godfray kicked off the issue with his decisive opinion column in The Bookseller on Friday, telling...
Thu, 13/09/2012 - 09:30
Anobii has postponed until 2013 an affiliation scheme it devised to enable independent booksellers to sell e-books, The Bookseller understands.
The social networking site for book readers was originally going to offer bookshops the capability to sell digital books to their customers by this month (September), along with Kobo...
Mon, 10/09/2012 - 08:30
Publishers are readying themselves to respond to an explosion of e-reading devices in the UK in October, amid predictions that the number of devices owned in this country could rise 70% over 2011’s numbers by the end of the year.
Amazon announced on Friday (7th September) that it would sell an upgraded Kindle in the UK for...
Thu, 06/09/2012 - 09:25
Kobo has announced three new devices as it steps up the pressure to win market share from rival e-book retailer Amazon in the run-up to Christmas.
Two new e-readers will come from the Rakuten-owned company on 1st October, with a tablet device with two different capacities appearing in November.
The news comes after Barnes...
Wed, 29/08/2012 - 14:32
Kobo has teamed up with the American Booksellers Association (ABA) to enable independent bookshops in the US to sell e-books through an affiliate scheme.
Kobo has already offered independent booksellers in the UK the opportunity to link with them to sell e-books, with many considering partnering with them when the scheme gets underway...
Fri, 24/08/2012 - 08:15
Analysts have predicted that this Christmas could herald a "real step change" for e-books as new devices and digital partnerships boost the market significantly.
On Monday (20th August) Barnes & Noble confirmed that its Nook device will arrive in the UK in mid-October. The US retailer revealed its ...
Fri, 24/08/2012 - 08:05
Kobo is to up the level of royalties self-published authors earn on its Writing Life platform by 10% from September. Self-published e-book sales have risen by 700% in one month, Kobo has also revealed.
Kobo’s Writing Life self-publishing platform launched at the end of June, paying a 70% royalty on e-books priced between $1.99...
Thu, 16/08/2012 - 08:59
Kobo's parent Rakuten claims to have sold 100,000 devices following a launch of the Kobo e-reader in the country on 19th July, ahead the Kindle. The roll-out has reportedly been beset by technical issues, and problems over the range of titles available to buy from Japan's publishers.
The device is priced at Y7980 (£64....