E-Books

    Kobo Debuts New Aura H2O eReader

    Kobo has announced the newest addition to its lineup of eReaders, the Kobo Aura H2O, an updated version of the company’s waterproof eReader.

    A New Kobo eBook Promo & an Update on the Aura ONE

    Kobo is offering a new eBook promotion in partnership with Kensington; it has also announced that the Kobo Aura ONE will be available at the end of January.

    Kobo Content Price Promotions

    Stores selling Kobo eBooks should take note of several new and upcoming content price promotions.

    Kobo Unveils Two New eReaders

    On August 17, Kobo announced the release of two new eReaders: the Kobo Aura ONE and the Kobo Aura Edition 2, which will be available starting September 6. 

    BTW News Briefs

    Darrin Pratt to lead Association of American University Presses; Sara Nelson to join HarperCollins; Barnes & Noble launches self-publishing platform

    Special Offer on Kobo Glo HD Starts June 30

    Kobo is offering a special price on the Glo HD eReader from June 30 through July 17, 2016.

    James Patterson’s BookShots Now Available Through Kobo

    Author James Patterson’s new line of fast-moving, novella-length romances and thrillers are now available as eBooks through Kobo.

    BTW News Briefs

    Lerner Publisher Services to distribute Lorimer Children & Teens; Macmillan buys e-book platform Pronoun; 2016 Children’s Choices List announced; Ostrovsky receives Orwell Prize; Suzanne Collins wins Author’s Guild Award for Distinguished Service

    IndieCommerce: SEO Tips From ICI, One-on-One Appointments at Ci4 & More

    The May 20 edition of IndieCommunication features videos of SEO expert Max Thomas, who spoke at the IndieCommerce Institute, and a reminder about scheduling appointments to meet with IndieCommerce staff at the Children’s Institute.

    Video of Kobo CEO Highlights Advantages of Promoting eBooks

    In a new video, Kobo President and CEO Michael Tamblyn urges booksellers to take advantage of all that Kobo has to offer to help brick-and-mortar bookstores bring in new customers and strengthen their overall business. 

    Around Indies

    Midtown Reader to open in Tallahassee; New owners of Viewpoint Books announced; Detroit’s Pages Bookshop marks first anniversary; Harvard Book Store to offer e-book bundles through Shelfie

    Kobo Mother’s Day Promotion Starts April 29

    Kobo is offering $10 off the Glo HD eReader between April 29 and May 8.

    Kobo to Launch eBook Gift Card Program

    Booksellers using Givex for their in-store gift card program will be able to offer and redeem physical Kobo gift cards for eBooks beginning this summer.

    Kobo Super Sale Kicks Off March 24

    Kobo is offering a five-day Super Sale of up to 80 percent off select eBooks from March 24 to 28.

    Supreme Court Will Not Hear Apple/Amazon E-Book Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a decision by an Appeals Court that upheld a District Court ruling that Apple conspired to fix the retail price for newly released and bestselling trade e-books in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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