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  • June 7, 2013
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This weekend Kobo will be offering up to 60% off select titles. The landing page is live now. This promotion is valid in both USA and Canada. The details and links are as follows. Save up to 60% off select titles  Landing Page: Save up to 60% off select titles on Kobo Text Link: Up to 60%…

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  • May 29, 2013
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BEA 2013 kicks off tomorrow, so Kobo sent out a press release today reminding us how wonderful they are. Kobo is following up a record 143% growth in revenue in 2012 with a still impressive 98% increase in the first quarter of this year. They’re also reporting that they now have 14.5 million registered users,…

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  • May 18, 2013
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Just under a month ago I posted a rumor that speculated that Nook Media had passed on E-ink’s new 6.8″ screen, giving Kobo a chance to be the first to the market with this incredibly high resolution screen. I had little proof at the time, but the rumor was plausible enough that I posted it….

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  • April 10, 2013
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Thinking about self-publishing your book with Kobo’s Writing Life Program? The video embedded above will give you a detailed introduction to the platform. You should also download a copy of the Kobo Writing Life User’s Guide (PDF). If any of the terms are confusing, you can check this Kobo Writing Life FAQ. Here’s more from…

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  • January 24, 2013
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Canada’s biggest digital reading company has stepped up their game today. Kobo has hired Jean-Marc Dupuis (LinkedIn), a former sales director at Apple, as their new Managing Director for EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Mr. Dupuis comes to Kobo from Apple, where he spent the last 4 years as a Sales Director for…

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  • December 18, 2012
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Kobo rolled out a new update today for their iPad and iPhone apps. Along with the usual bug fixes and stability improvements, the app offers readers the ability to rate and review ebooks in their libraries. This update also restores the ability in the iPhone app to lock the screen in landscape orientation, a feature…

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  • November 2, 2012
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There’s still no news on when Kobo will finally let us buy the Kobo Glo here in the US, but things are looking up for Japan. Kobo has just announced  that their new ereaders, the Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini, are now up for pre-order on the Rakuten website in Japan. The ereaders are going…

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  • November 2, 2012
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There’s still no news on when Kobo will finally let us buy the Kobo Glo here in the US, but things are looking up for Japan. Kobo has just announced  that their new ereaders, the Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini, are now up for pre-order on the Rakuten website in Japan. The ereaders are going…

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  • September 18, 2012
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Do you know how most companies will get the tech in place to support a partnership before they announce the partnership? Not Kobo. They rolled out a new update today for the iPad and iPhone apps which adds support  for Portuguese. If not for last Thursday’s news about the partnership between Kobo and the Brazilian…

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  • July 23, 2012
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Something funny happened to me late last week, and it’s changed my opinion of native vs HTML5 apps. I was working on a comparison of the various graphic novel formats on Friday when I kept having trouble with the Kobo app on my iPad. It was supposed to be able to display graphic novels sold…