Since its inception in 2009, Rakuten Kobo has become one of the world’s most innovative eReading services, providing millions of eBooks to190 countries. The company offers a variety of award-winning eReaders and a top-ranked eReading app. In September 2017, Kobo uncovered another dimension of storytelling, adding Audiobooks to their offering.


Readers can choose audiobooks from across all genres, including bestsellers, such as Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, Truly Madly Guilty and the Harry Potter series, and listen to them on the Kobo app built for most popular smartphone and tablets. Customers receive their first audiobook FREE, and can choose to subscribe for only $9.99, even if the audiobook list price is higher. For those who want to listen more than one audiobook during the month, a three-pack of credits can also be purchased. And like eBooks, audiobooks can also be purchased a la carte.

Readers’ eBooks and audiobooks are all available in one location on their Android or iOS device through the free Kobo reading app—no need to switch between apps to access all their favorite stories.  

In an industry where content is king, booklovers can browse Kobo’s extensive catalogue, and recommended titles created by its team of booksellers, based on cherished classics, the best new releases and bestsellers, and by narrator or genre.

Kobo continues to expand and is putting a big focus on the US market with this year’s announcement of its strategic alliance with Walmart. Later this summer, Walmart customers across the country will have access to eBooks, audiobooks and eReaders in-store as well as online—another way for publishers and authors to reach millions of potential new digital book and audiobook customers.

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