Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Digital Reader : FNAC in France to Sell KOBO

Please don't tell me you don't read Nate Hoffelder's excellent The Digital Reader blog. Check this out:

Fnac to Sell Kobo Ebooks in France – Will They Carry the Kobo Vox?
October 11th, 2011 by Nate Hoffelder

It looks like France’s largest bookseller has given up on their plans to go it alone in the ebook market; they announced a partnership today with Kobo. Fnac will act as Kobo’s local retailer for the French ebook market. They are taking on a role much like that of Whitcoulls (NZ), Pearson (AUS), or the now deceased Borders books.

The new ebookstore is going to launch next quarter, and readers will be able to find demos in all of Fnac’s 81 stores as well as on the website. Customers will be able to buy from the over 2 million titles that Kobo reportedly carry in stock, as well as the 80 thousand French language titles that Fnac stock. In comparison, Amazon only have around 35, 000 titles in the French language Kindle Store.

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