Sony Selects Kobo to Bring its World Class eBookstore to Sony Readers in the US and Canada

Sony Selects Kobo to Bring its World Class eBookstore to Sony Readers in the 
US and Canada 
Kobo to power book lovers to keep reading on Sony's Readers, tablets and 
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Sony Electronics, together with Kobo, a global 
leader in eReading, today announced that Kobo will provide Sony's Reader™ 
and Sony's Xperia® tablet and smartphone users in the United States and 
Canada with Kobo's world-class catalogue of more than 4 million eBooks, 
magazines and newspapers, graphic novels, and kids content. Sony's Reader 
Store customers and their current eBook libraries will transfer to the Kobo 
ecosystem starting in late March. Reader Store customers will be able to take 
advantage of Kobo's new dedicated Kids Store and magazine experience, and have 
full access to purchase the most popular bestsellers.  (Logo: 
"Kobo is the ideal solution for our customers and will deliver a robust and 
comprehensive user experience. Like Sony, they are committed to those most 
passionate about reading and share our vision to use open formats so people 
can easily read anytime and anywhere," said Ken Orii, Vice President of 
Digital Reading Business Division, Sony Electronics. "Our customers can be 
assured that they will have a seamless transition to the Kobo ecosystem and 
will be able to continue to access and read the titles they love from Sony 
"With a shared philosophy to deliver the best reading experience across 
platforms and with the best content available, Kobo and Sony will reach more 
people than ever before," said Takahito Aiki, CEO, Kobo. "Together, millions 
of customers across the US and Canada will find their next great read at their 
fingertips – any time, any place, and on any device." 
The free, top-ranking Kobo App for Android will be pre-loaded on select Sony 
Xperia smartphones and tablets. Timing and availability may vary by market and 
carrier.  Sony's WiFi Reader will also harness the wide variety of content 
available via the Kobo eBookstore. Sony's current Reader Store customers in 
the US and Canada will have access to the Kobo eBookstore starting in late 
March via a simple and easy migration process, and Sony's Reader Store will 
close in late March.  Reader Store customers will receive an email from Sony 
with instructions on how to easily transfer their library to a Kobo account. 
Until that time, Sony's customers can continue to purchase eBooks from Sony's 
Reader Store. 
Kobo serves 18 million readers around the world and works with 1.3 million 
authors to deliver one of the world's best catalogues of more than 4 million 
eBooks, magazines, and newspapers. From bestselling authors like Dan Brown, 
Margaret Atwood, Jodi Picoult, Khaled Hosseini, John Grisham, Nora Roberts, 
and Gillian Flynn, to popular magazines like Vanity Fair, People, Macleans, 
Food & Wine, and Today's Parent, Kobo has something for everyone. 
For more information, please visit:  Kobo - Sony - 
About Kobo Inc. Kobo Inc. is one of the world's fastest-growing eReading 
services offering more than 4 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers to 
millions of customers in 190 countries.  Believing that consumers should have 
the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a 
choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety 
of E Ink eReaders and Google-Certified Android tablets to suit any Reader's 
style including the award-winning Kobo Touch™, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, Kobo 
Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Arc, Kobo Arc 7, Kobo Arc 7HD, and Kobo Arc 10HD. 
Along with the company's free top-ranking eReading apps for Apple®, 
BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows®, Kobo ensures the next great read is 
just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based 
Rakuten, Kobo produces eReaders and tablets that can be found in major retail 
chains around the world. For more information, visit 
About Sony Electronics  Headquartered in San Diego, Sony Electronics is a 
leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology 
products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include 
research and development, design, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution 
and customer service. Sony is noted for a wide range of consumer audio-visual 
products, such as the BRAVIA® LCD and 3D high-definition televisions, 
Cyber-shot® digital camera, Alpha Digital SLR camera, Handycam® camcorder 
and Walkman® personal stereo. Sony is also an innovator in the IT arena with 
its VAIO® personal computers Reader devices and Sony Tablets; and in 
high-definition professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® 
HD and CineAlta™ lines of cameras and camcorders, and the SXRD™ 4K digital 
projector. For more information, visit or join the Sony 
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