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Kobo Canada Shopping Guide
Rakuten Kobo Inc. (Kobo for short) is a Canadian company in the business of selling e-books and audiobooks through its online store. It also publishes e-books and audiobooks as well. As an offshoot of its main business, the company also sells e-readers, tablet computers, and reading apps. The company was first called Softcovers when it started in 2009 before it settled on the name Kobo, an anagram of the word “book.” In 2012, Kobo was purchased by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, hence its current name. Since then, Kobo has become international, with customers in over 15 countries. Its headquarters can be found in Toronto, Canada.
A Booklover’s Dream
While you may miss the delightful papery smell of printed books, e-books are definitely as good, if not better in some respects. For one thing, they let you practice minimalism (no more overflowing shelves!), plus, you can read almost anywhere, anytime. That’s where Kobo comes in, with its vast array of e-books and audiobooks. With more than five million titles to choose from, chances are the book you are looking for is in their inventory. The company covers most genres of fiction and non-fiction, including graphic novels. Click on a title to see the summary, word count, number of pages, and reading time. You can even preview a sample as well as see customer reviews. Books are also rated from one to five stars so you can see which titles are bestsellers.
Purchasing books from Kobo is done online, but you will need to make an account to access your purchased books. Choose by genre or go directly to the sections for trending or free titles. You can also use the search bar to type in the specific book or author you are looking for. Found it? Add it to your cart. Done shopping? Proceed to checkout. Once you’ve finished ordering, you can access your new books through your account.
You can also purchase Kobo-branded e-readers and tablets, which are designed for the best reading experience. You can purchase them through a link on the online store’s homepage or through various retailers. Aside from Kobo’s e-reader, tablet, or its app, you can also read using your own smartphone, tablet, or computer. The best part? Kobo has an open platform so you can get the book you want in different formats, be it epub, pdf, or audio.
How to Stretch Your Book Budget
If you are looking for e-books and audiobooks at great prices, you will find them on the homepage, as well as all the newest titles and ongoing promos. And if you discover that the product you’ve purchased is cheaper somewhere else, the company will match it. Still strapped for cash? Kobo also offers daily deals and free e-books. That’s right, free!
Consider joining the Kobe membership program. It’s a wise investment if you devour books on a frequent basis. As a regular Kobe customer, the discounts and the earned points will more than make up for the annual fee.
Connect With Kobo
Kobo is pretty active on social media, particularly on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. It also maintains a blog, where you can get up-to-date news about fresh titles and events in the literary scene. If you have any questions about your account, your purchases, and how to access them, head on over to Kobo’s help page. There, you will find the answers to all the frequently asked questions from its customers. You can also leave the company a message there.
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