Category Archives: Promotion/Event

Kobo Announces Partnership with Mexico’s Top Book Retailers

In an unprecedented partnership in the Americas, two of Mexico’s most prestigious book retailers have joined forces with Kobo, a Rakuten company and leading innovator in the digital reading space, to offer booklovers a full range of eBooks, eReading services, and products throughout Mexico.This new partnership gives booklovers access to more than 70,000 eBooks in Spanish on any device. Kobo

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Kobo Writing Life Turns 3!


In July 2012, Kobo announced that it would be launching a free service making it easier for self-published authors and small publishers to get their work into Kobo’s catalogue. We had more than 3,000 authors sign up on that first day and Kobo Writing Life was born. In the past three years we’ve grown immensely. We now have 50,000 authors from 165

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eRead Local: Help Support Local Independent Bookstores

Kobo is launching an exciting incentive program to reward local bookstores in the US and their customers for choosing to eRead Local. We’re inviting stores and booklovers to participate in a 100-day challenge from August 22 – November 29, 2015. Authors and readers, you are an essential part of this challenge, and we need your help to spread the word!

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Introducing the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners!


In February 2015, we launched our inaugural Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, designed to kick-start the careers of debut Canadian authors. More than 140 entries were received from 40 different traditional publishers, and from more than 45 self-published authors. The best debut writers in Canada have been chosen and awarded a $10,000 cash prize, as well as promotional, marketing, and communications

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KWL at RT Booklovers 2015

By Christine Munroe Last month, thousands of romance writers and fans gathered in Dallas for the annual Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. I had the honor of joining them to speak about self-publishing with Kobo Writing Life, and Kobo’s partnerships with local bookstores and distribution to libraries. RT Booklovers is an incredible and unique conference – it brings together authors, fans,

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