Kobo™ Offers A $20 Kobo Gift Card with Purchase of the Kobo Touch eReader - The Season's Hottest Gift

  • Kobo Offers a Family of eReaders - An eReader To Suit Everyone on Your Holiday List
  • Get a $20 Kobo Gift Card Bundled with Purchase of a Kobo Touch eReader
  • This Weekend Enjoy Amazing Savings from Kobo Retail Partners
  • New Software Update for the Kobo eReader Touch Enables Extensive Customization
  • Access One of the World's Largest Bookstores with more than 2.5 Million eBooks - with Over 1 Million Free Titles

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Kobo, a global leader in eReading with over 5.6 million users worldwide, has announced special holiday offers starting this Friday November 25th and running through Monday November 28th. Get a $20 Kobo Gift Card bundled with purchase of a Kobo Touch eReader from Kobo.com. In addition, Kobo has greatly enhanced the popular Kobo Touch eReader loved by book lovers with significant new feature improvements, such as new customization options and enhanced speed to deliver a fully optimized eReading experience. Kobo now offers an eReader for everyone at a selection of value price-points starting as low as $99.99, making this a truly perfect gift for everyone on the holiday shopping list.

"eReaders are this season's hottest holiday gift giving category and the Kobo eReader makes giving the gift of eReading easier than ever," said Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo. "Kobo is the perfect gift to give with a selection of cost-effective readers, over 2.5 million eBooks, as well as the most popular newspapers and magazines. There is truly something for everyone."

CHOOSE FROM THREE KOBO eREADERS, TO BEST BALANCE YOUR READING AND BUDGET NEEDS.  PLUS, FIND AMAZING SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFERS FROM KOBO RETAIL PARTNERS!

THE KOBO Wi Fi
The Kobo Wi Fi is designed for the reader, with a streamlined feature set dedicated to a true reading experience. Plus with Wi Fi, users can browse and buy eBooks anytime, anyplace on the go.  The Kobo Wi Fi comes preloaded with 100 free engaging classic reads.  Available in Onyx, the eReader is lightweight and compact, travels easily and carries up to 1,000 eBooks. Find Kobo Wi Fi at a temporary promotional price of $99.99.

THE KOBO TOUCH - "… makes massive ultra-modern leaps …" - Huffington Post
The Kobo Touch offers an amazing touch experience, with Infrared Touch Technology, allowing readers to easily swipe or tap to easily turn pages.  With the intuitive new touch interface readers can highlight a phrase, look up a word, zoom into an image, increase the font size, or quickly navigate through a book and an entire library. Plus, finding that next read is also quick and easy with Wi-Fi and a virtual keyboard. Find Kobo Touch at the everyday low price of just $139.99 and, from this Friday November 25th through Monday November 28th get a $20 Kobo Gift Card redeemable for any eBook in the Kobo store bundled with your purchase.

THE KOBO VOX
The new Kobo Vox is an eReader and more! Kobo adds a wide selection of stunning color books for all ages to its store including interactive Read Along children's books that will ignite young imaginations on the brilliant 7" FFS+ multi-touch, multi-media screen. Kobo Vox opens a new world of social reading featuring Kobo's Reading Life™ experience, now with Kobo Pulse™. Share ideas on passages with other readers, within the pages of a book, and share your Reading Life with friends on Facebook® and Twitter®. Built for connected life, Kobo Vox comes pre-loaded with great apps ready to go and offers access to Wi Fi, Web browsing, Facebook®, Rdio® music streaming, email, games, plus a store with over 15,000 apps for Android™!  Kobo Vox is available in four stunning colors:  Lime Green, Ice Blue, Hot Pink and Jet Black at the everyday low price of $199.99.

WATCH FOR SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY OFFERS ON SELECT KOBO eREADERS FROM THESE LEADING RETAILERS:

  • Best Buy
  • Future Shop
  • Chapters Indigo
  • The Source
  • Walmart

NEWLY ENHANCED KOBO TOUCH …
Through new firmware, the original Kobo eReader Touch Edition (introduced in May 2011) has been enhanced to provide the ultimate in flexibility and overall reading experience.  With the Kobo-signature soft quilted back, infrared touch technology and travel-friendly size, the Kobo Touch continues to provide readers with a book-like experience, but now with features even better than before.

Kobo Touch offers an amazing reading experience, with a slew of new features including:

  • Easily swipe or tap to turn pages, with double taps to zoom in to 200% on a PDF
  • Customize taps on the screen to turn pages to bring additional comfort to left-handed readers
  • A choice of 7 font styles and 25 sizes to best suit individual eyesight needs - the most of any eReader on the market today.
  • Add your own fonts for full customization
  • Easy note making within a book while users read, as well as browsing and editing notes with the Annotations list
  • Faster highlighting within books
  • Search within a book - find terms inside of ePub books in seconds
  • New personal home screen, choice of library views, highlighting, dictionary look-up, predictive search and automatic last page bookmarking
  • Fully adjustable refresh rate for fast page turns
  • A low-battery warning - icon alerts let readers know when that reach 10 percent and 5 percent of battery life
  • Sleep and power off screens that show full screen book covers
  • Progress indicator -- readers can easily find out how far they've read in each book, with percentages read displayed under each book title.

With battery life of up to one month, and storage of up to 30,000 books with expandable memory, the Kobo eReader Touch Edition delivers the freedom to read anywhere, at any time.

READ FREELY - KOBO SUPPORTS THE MOST CONTENT
The Kobo eReading service is built on an open platform that allows consumers to read eBooks from other stores that use the ePub format - plus read PDF documents and books on a growing number of Kobo eReaders and apps.  The versatile Kobo eReader Touch Edition devices let users read ePub, PDF and MOBI format eBooks; view JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIFF images; review TXT, HTML and RTF materials; and enjoy CBZ and CBR comic book formats.  Consumers can also easily borrow and read eBooks from the local public library.

ACCESS MILLIONS OF TITLES
Kobo offers one of the largest stores worldwide, and consumers can easily connect via Wi Fi or USB and access over 2.5 million eBooks, with titles ranging from the New York Times' Bestseller List, the hottest new releases, thrillers, romance, newspapers, magazines and more - there is something for everyone.

SHOP AND READ ON ANY DEVICE WITH KOBO
Kobo offers free eReading apps so users can read on most popular devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets, Android™ phones, iPhones®, iPads®, Blackberry® Smartphones and Blackberry® PlayBooks - in addition they can browse and shop the Kobo store.  Plus, with Kobo Sync you can read from one device to another and pick up from the page that you last read - your library will always be kept up to date.

GIVE THE GIFT OF eREADING
Kobo offers an assortment of great eReading gifts for holiday shoppers who want to give the gift of eReading. Kobo offers an assortment of enticing holiday gifts from the Kobo Touch eReader, to the Kobo Wireless eReader, eReader accessories, eBooks for everyone, and gifting features that make giving an eBook quick and easy! For recommended eReading gifts, holiday shoppers are encouraged to browse www.kobobooks.com/holgg, where users can also sign up to be notified when gifting is available.

WHERE TO BUY
Kobo eReaders are sold at leading Canadian retailers including Best Buy, Chapters Indigo, Future Shop, The Source and Walmart as well as directly available from Kobo.com.

About Kobo, Inc.
Kobo is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers - one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world.  Read Freely - Kobo believes consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device and has attracted millions of readers from over 100 countries across the globe.  Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS, and is the eReading application of choice for leading tablet OEMs.  Kobo eReaders, including the Kobo Touch and the newly launched Kobo Vox, are available at leading retailers, including Indigo, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Future Shop, WHSmith, FNAC, Collins Booksellers and Whitcoull's.  Kobo's innovative Reading Life is an industry-first comprehensive social eReading experience - Kobo users can earn awards simply for time spent reading and encouraging others.  Kobo is backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music Inc., Cheung Kong Holdings, and institutional investors.

SOURCE Kobo Inc.

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