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  • March 27, 2012
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Ebooks from Kobo ebookstore are available worldwide (opposite to Barnes & Noble) and to get them from abroad you don’t have to pay an international fee (opposite to Amazon Kindle). Kobo sells ebooks in epub format, either DRM-free or with Adobe DRM, what makes it compatible with many ebook distributors around the world. The same…

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  • March 23, 2012
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Got an email from Kobo about a promo they are offering: We just happened to launch a Hunger Games promo – 85% off any title in the series Discount code: HungerGamesDeal Customers can get the deal if they enter the promo code at the checkout. It expires March 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM. You can…

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  • March 23, 2012
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Kobo is running a couple sale right now on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. If you’re planning to go watch the movie, here’s your chance to read the eBooks first. The first sale is for the combined trilogy. It marks the price down to $5 (from $26). You’ll need to enter the code HungerGamesDeal5 while…

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  • March 19, 2012
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Kobo eReader Touch software update v1.9.17 is here!: ” Don’t miss this newest Kobo Touch eReader software update – connect and update your eReaders now! Enjoy a more responsive and faster reading experience with improved page-turn taps and other improvements. Also in this update, you have the option of letting your Facebook friends see what…

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  • March 12, 2012
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It may have taken a while, but it looks like the Kobo Vox is finally going to be available in Kobo’s German eBookstore. Thorsten Schroer, head of Kobo’s European operations, was interviewed recently by Teltarif, a German blog. According to Thorsten, the Vox will be shipping in Germany this summer. Retail price has not been…

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  • March 12, 2012
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From Shelf Awareness: There is a significant difference in usage patterns between owners of dedicated e-readers and tablets, Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis said during a panel held at the Financial Times Digital Media Conference in London last week, as reported by TabTimes. “The people buying these devices (e-readers) are reading more frequently than those with…

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  • March 6, 2012
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From the press release: TORONTO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Comic lovers around the world, get ready to turn a new page. Kobo Inc. today announced an exciting new partnership that will see Dark Horse Comics’ best-selling titles immediately available on the Kobo Vox eReader. Dark Horse is one of the world’s leading and most…

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  • March 2, 2012
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I just noticed that an e-book I reviewed here some time ago, Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio, is currently being offered as a free Kindle e-book. (Barnes & Noble and Kobo do not appear to be following suit; the book is still $8.19 for the Nook or $7.69 for…

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  • March 1, 2012
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From the press release: Kobo Inc. today announced that the company will be one of the first eBook retailers to have an app featured in the Windows Store concurrent with the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Built using HTML and Java Script, Kobo’s app offers a personalized, secure and central destination where people…

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  • February 28, 2012
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A reminder today that, if you self-publish with Amazon, you’re not guaranteed to be in control of your e-book pricing. Fantasy author Jim C. Hines recounts a recent pricing snafu with his e-book Goblin Tales, self-published through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Hines had put the book on sale for 99 cents over Christmas…