Canadian-based ebook retailer Kobo has announced a new partnership with Dutch retailer Libris Blz.
The company will offer Kobo’s Touch eReader in select stores and online from the end of this month. The device will cost €129.00 with free shipping.
Kobo has similar deals with WHSmith and ASDA in the UK and also offers reading apps for a wide range of smartphones and devices.
The company says its bookstore will offer “thousands of bestselling Dutch titles” among its 2.5 million titles.
“Through our new partnership with Libris Blz., we’re confident our expansion into the Netherlands will be a huge success,” said Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis.
“Kobo’s focus has always been to bring eReading and eBooks to people everywhere around the world. By launching in the Netherlands, and bringing eReading to the passionate Dutch reading community – we are one more country closer to delivering on that promise.”
“Libris Blz. and Kobo are a perfect fit, as we are driven by a strong passion for reading and books, and both organisations see great potential in eReading,” stated Caroline Damwijk, Managing Director of Libris Blz. B.V.