Launch Terms Announced for New Kobo Devices

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Bookstores participating in the American Booksellers Association’s Kobo eBook and eReader program can now place orders on a selection of new and recently released Kobo eReaders.

On Wednesday, October 16, terms were announced for orders of the Kobo Aura, the Kobo Aura HD, the Kobo Arc 7, and the Kobo Arc 7HD placed by ABA member Kobo program participants with Ingram between October 1 and November 30, 2013.

Ingram will begin shipping available eReaders from its La Vergne, Tennessee, warehouse beginning November 1, with deliveries arriving at ABA member stores no later than December 15, 2013. Full details and requirements are available here.

In other news, Kobo has announced Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials. Stores can learn more in the Kobo Announcement Archive. Details are also available on two eBook promos launching this month:

  • a Kobo 48-hour sale on a select group of eBooks, beginning on Saturday, October 19, at 12:01 a.m., and continuing throughout the weekend until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20; and,
  • a new promotion from Workman that provides an exclusive free sampler of 15 holiday recipes from Come Home to Supper by Christy Jordan to anyone who sets up a Kobo eBook account through an ABA-member bookstore between October 15 and November 12.   

Booksellers can track all promotion dates and details on BookWeb’s new Kobo promotions calendar. Only ABA member booksellers who are logged in to BookWeb are able to click-through the calendar links to find the promotion details.