Kobo has signed deals which will expands the availability of its ereader and tablets in Spain and Italy.
Online retailer La Central will become the first Spanish bookseller to offer Kobo’s ereaders and tablets, which all include access to the ebook retailer’s store.
Kobo already operates its own localised Spanish online store and will offer magazine titles in the country this Autumn.
“With Kobo we have found the best eReading platform for our customers,” said Antonio Ramirez, Director, La Central. “This partnership will let La Central focus on what we love – recommending great books whether they are to be read on paper or electronically.”
Kobo has also partnered with Feltrinelli, Italy’s largest bookstore chain, to expand its footprint in that county.
The deal sees the Kobo range, including ereader accessories, available in 50 Feltrinelli stores from October 15th.
“Feltrinelli chose Kobo because they have created a superior experience for people who are truly passionate about reading,” said Stefano Sardo, CEO, Feltrinelli. “
Their commitment to celebrating the written word, for understanding the personal journey of Readers as they thumb through pages, and the delight of discovering new ideas and fostering their imagination, is the same of Feltrinelli and something we share and will help us to create the best experiences for our customers.”