Kobo is expanding their Kobo Plus subscription service in Canada to include an option for unlimited use of over 100,000 audiobooks.
A major platform chief observes that smart use of metadata can boost sales and discovery, especially with series.
News and Trends Librarians question Tor’s ebook embargo. Many Tor authors don’t have any ebooks available at all in public libraries, and most libraries don’t hold any Tor ebooks. Read Andrew Albanese in Publishers Weekly. A new academic study concludes that teens are reading less. Yes, digital media is the culprit.
Working with a reputable translation company, Kobo Writing Life is bringing new structure to translation for its self-publishing authors.
The founding director of Kobo Writing Life joins the Oklahoma-based ebook distributor as it announces new services for authors.
The Kobo-Walmart online store is called Walmart Ebooks by Rakuten Kobo—essentially branding Kobo as Walmart Ebooks for American consumers.
Late in January, Walmart and Kobo announced a retail partnership whereby Walmart will offer Kobo’s nearly 6 million titles.
In an exit interview with Hot Sheet, Lefebvre said that his departure is by mutual agreement with Kobo management.
In fifth wave, the fear is publishers may not be able to fight powerful claims on time and attention made by digitally driven competitors.
Kobo has purchased Shelfie technology after the Shelfie startup inexplicably went under.