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Sony selects Kobo to bring its eBookstore to Sony’s Reader, tablet and smartphone book lovers in UK, Germany and Austria

Press release   •   May 08, 2014 13:04 CEST

Sony’s Reader Store, together with Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced that Kobo will provide Sony’s Reader™, Xperia™ tablet and smartphone users in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria with Kobo’s world-class catalogue of more than 4 million eBooks and magazines. Sony’s Reader Store customers will transfer to the Kobo ecosystem starting in June.

The free top-ranking Kobo eReading app will be pre-loaded on select Sony smartphones and tablets and current customers can simply download the app from Google Play. Timing and availability may vary by market and network.

Sony’s Wi-Fi® Reader devices, PRS-T1, PRS-T2 and PRS-T3, will also harness the wide variety of content available via the Kobo eBookstore. Reader Store customers will receive an email in June from Kobo with instructions on how to easily transfer their supported eBook library files to a Kobo account. Until that time, Sony’s customers will continue to have full access to purchase new releases and popular bestsellers from Sony’s Reader Store. Following the transfer process, Reader Store will close on 16th June.

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

Offering an integrated entertainment experience through its electronics, mobile, music, pictures, game and the Sony Entertainment Network, Sony is uniquely positioned to be one of the world's leading consumer brands. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products in both the consumer and professional markets, such as the 4K Ultra HD and Full HD LED BRAVIA™ televisionCyber-shot™ digital cameraHandycam® camcorder, “α” (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR cameraXperia™ Tablet and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and 3D HD professional broadcast equipment. 

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