Kobo Introduces Over 175K Education, Technical and Reference PDFs to their World-leading
TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Kobo, the only pure-play global eReading service
built on an open platform, today introduced more than 175,000 PDFs
geared towards education and self-education for much less than the cost
of a textbook. Content is in digital PDF format and is available to
download and read through the Kobo Desktop Application, on Kobo
eReaders, and for users of Adobe Digital Editions software. Kobo boasts
a comprehensive selection of informational PDF content, including:
Medical texts and dictionaries
Economics and business manuals
Academic and scientific texts
"Learning happens everywhere. Kobo believes that everyone should have
digital access to textbooks, reference works, and academic materials
anywhere in the world," said Michael Tamblyn, EVP Sales & Merchandising
for Kobo. "The simplicity of downloading PDFs to an eReader or a laptop
allows increased access to educational materials and expanded mobility
and reading options. Whether it's a university text, new and relevant
"For Dummies" book, or a Medical dictionary, we are allowing Kobo users
in 200 countries access to the latest academic and scientific content."
Over 2,000 participating publishers have provided titles, including
Prentice-Hall, McGraw-Hill, Blackwell, Palgrave, The World Bank,
Springer, Financial Times Press, Routledge, and university presses
including Cambridge, Yale, Wharton, Harvard Business School, Rutgers
and many, many more. Kobo's most popular PDFs include titles from the
business, health and marketing categories, including:
"The Art of Business Seduction"
"Handbook of Women's Health"
"Social Media Marketing All-in-One for Dummies"
"Global Warming for Dim Wits: A Scientist's Perspective of Climate
"Webster's New World Medical Dictionary"
In addition to PDFs, Kobo also offers one of the world's largest
catalogs of content with over 2.2 million eBooks from New York Times
bestsellers, new releases, and much more - additionally Kobo offers
newspapers and magazines, and has a selection of over one million books
available to download and read for free.
Kobo continues to focus on open standards and partnering with OEMs and
software companies to consistently allow users to read on any device.
Kobo customers can compile lifetime libraries as they choose, and read
on multiple devices by downloading the free eReading app at www.kobo.com. Kobo offers an extensive collection of free books, allows users to
borrow and read eBooks from their local library and allows eReading of
Kobo eBooks on other dedicated eReaders, such as the Sony eReader and
About Kobo, Inc.
Kobo is a global eReading service backed by majority shareholder Indigo
Books & Music, Borders Group, REDgroup Retail, and Cheung Kong
Holdings. Kobo believes consumers should be able to read any book on
any device. With a catalog of over two million eBooks, magazines,
newspapers and an open platform, Kobo enables retailers, device
manufacturers and mobile operators to bring the joy of eReading to
customers everywhere. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.
SOURCE Kobo, Inc.
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