Toronto-based Kobo is moving across the pond launching local content stores in Germany and Spain beginning next month. The ebook company has customers in more than 100 countries with language stores in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and Hong Kong.
Not bad for a product that came on the market just two years ago.
Kobo readers have helped change the reading experience for its 3 million users. Carrying a virtual library on their Kobo reader users can select from over 2.3 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Since launching in 2009 Kobo has been dedicated to having an open cloud-based platform allowing its users to read on any device.
“European readers have been looking for an eBook service that encompasses the full range of mobile devices, tablets, and eReaders - we are happy to step up and fulfill that need. This announcement marks Kobo’s entry into the European market and an industry first. In providing local content and reading experiences for European readers, Kobo continues to build on the vision of giving people around the world the freedom to read on any device, and share their love of reading with friends,” said Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo in a press release.
For those in London Kobo will be in the Digital Zone & Theater Booth #Y655. Attendees who stop by and check in via Foursquare will receive Kobo merchandise. In addition, Michael Tamblyn, Executive Vice President of Content, Sales and Merchandising for Kobo is scheduled to speak at the London Book Fair Supply Chain Seminar on Wednesday, April 13 at 11:10 a.m. in Cromwell Room 1.