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Kobo is Now Selling its eReaders on Kobo.com

Kobo is now selling its eReaders directly to consumers on Kobo.com to customers based in Canada and the United States. The company is now selling four devices, as well as accessories through this e-commerce enabled site. The company will continue to sell its devices through its retail partners which include: Best Buy, Indigo-Chapters, Toys“R”Us, Target,Walmart, and Staples.

The Canadian-based company, which is owned by the Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, also revealed today that it is on track to become a billion dollar business this year. The company now has more than thirteen million customers at its eBookstore, which is accessible through Kobo eReaders and through various apps.

The company also revealed that so far this year, Kobo users have spent 10 million hours reading and turned more than 1.3 billion pages.

 

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Holiday Gift Guide To eReaders

The holiday shopping season is here and eReaders and tablets are poised to be the hot items of the season.

To help you navigate through all of the devices out there, we have compiled a Holiday Gift Guide To eReaders featuring the latest eReaders on the market. The below list includes eReaders that have come out over the last year and will be hot this season:

-Kindle Wi-Fi $139, Wi-Fi enabled, black-and-white eInk eReader with a 6-inch screen tied the Amazon bookstore

-Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi $189, 3G and Wi-Fi enabled, black-and-white eInk eReader with a 6-inch screen tied to the Amazon bookstore

-iPad $499 and up or $629 and up with 3G, Wi-Fi enabled tablet with a 9.7 inch screen. Supports almost every eReader app and eBookstore app under the sun with the ability to read multiple formats. It also includes lots of cool tablet features like apps, video streaming and audio.

-Nook Color $249, Wi-Fi enabled color screen eReader, tied to the Barnes & Noble bookstore, but supports multiple formats including apps coming soon. The Android-based device has a very nice color resolution and specializes in the experiences of children’s books and magazines. It has video and audio functionality with some limitations. Read more