Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Kobo Expands Direct Distribution At

Kobo Expands Direct Distribution At

Family of eReaders Available For Purchase In New Zealand

Auckland NEW ZEALAND, July 30, 2013Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced its Family of eReaders is available for purchase directly at for Readers New Zealand. The world-class lineup of eReaders includes the award-winning Kobo Touch™, Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, and the recently-launched  Kobo Aura HD E Ink eReaders, as well as the Kobo Arc  7” Google-certified Android tablet. Kobo eReader accessories are also available for sale online.

Always focused on the most passionate Reader, Kobo continues to expand its footprint through retail and publishing partners around the world. The company continues to attract millions of Readers across the globe and recently announced a new milestone with 14.5-million registered users.

In addition, Kobo announced double-digit Q1 year-over-year growth across its content and device sales. The company recently introduced the Kobo Aura HD, which is the highest resolution E Ink eReader available on the market – named “The Best eReader” by the Wall Street Journal – and accounts for up to 27 per cent of Kobo devices sold at retail since its launch. Through 2013, Kobo will continue to expand its platform internationally, and launch in new markets such as India, among others.

Kobo has customers in 190 countries and offers a wide variety of eReaders and free eReading applications to ensure that the next great read is only a click or tap away. The company prides itself on offering an “eReader for Everyone,” and continues to make its devices available at premier retail organizations in markets around the world. Kobo retailers in New Zealand include: Booksellers New Zealand, Whitcoulls, Paper Plus, JB HiFi, Noel Leeming, and Harvey Norman.

For more information about Kobo and its Family of eReaders, please visit


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Stats NZ: Election Boosts October Job Numbers

Job numbers were boosted by general election staff in October 2020, along with rises in the manufacturing, retail, and hospitality industries, Stats NZ said today. Filled jobs rose by 27,667 to 2.2 million in October 2020 compared with September, after ... More>>

Government: New Year Border Exception For Seasonal Workers In The Horticulture And Wine Industries

2000 additional RSE workers to enter New Zealand early next year employers must pay these workers at least $22.10 an hour employers will cover costs of managed isolation for the RSE workers RSE workers will be paid the equivalent of 30 hours work a week ... More>>


Grey Power: Is Disappointed To Learn Of More Bank Closures

Many older people are being left without essential services because of cost cutting and the march of modern technology. It is now expected that most banking transactions can occur via the internet or telephone. Jan Pentecost, President of the Grey Power ... More>>


Department Of Conservation: Big Year Underway At Albatross Colony

Familiar faces are returning for the new season of Royal Cam, with a big breeding year underway for the toroa/northern royal albatross colony on Otago’s windswept Pukekura/Taiaroa Head. More than 120 albatrosses, a taonga species, have returned ... More>>

Real Estate: ASB Survey Reveals Majority Of Kiwis Expect House Prices To Keep Climbing


House price expectations are soaring as New Zealand’s housing market shifts up a gear. But stretched affordability is putting a dent in perceptions of whether it’s a good time to buy. While Kiwis reveal they do expect interest rates to fall further. ... More>>

ComCom: How Real Is That Bargain?

The Commerce Commission urges retailers and consumers to think hard about the bargains being offered as ‘Black Friday’ and Christmas draw near. Black Friday has now overtaken Boxing Day in terms of retail spending, according to data from electronic ... More>>

Stats NZ: Births And Deaths: Year Ended September 2020

Births and deaths releases provide statistics on the number of births and deaths registered in New Zealand, and selected fertility and mortality rates. Key facts For the year ended September 2020: 57,753 live births and 32,670 deaths ... More>>