Give the gift of eReading from Kobo - easy last minute gift ideas

Dec 21, 2011, 12:54 ET from Kobo Inc.

Gift Ideas Ranging from Gifting eBooks and Kobo eGift Cards to the Kobo Wireless eReader, the Kobo Vox eReader and the Kobo Touch eReader

TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Kobo, a global eReading service, today announced several last minute gift ideas just before the start of holiday weekend.  Easily give the gift of a great book from Kobo -- all from the convenience of your home.

Gift a Kobo eBook
Kobo offers the ability to gift an eBook. Customers can browse the Kobo store which offers over 2.2 million eBooks, from the latest new releases, New York Times' bestsellers, suspense, romance, thrillers, and much more - then select and purchase an eBook and send it to a friend or family member electronically with a personalized Kobo holiday email and have it delivered on the date you select.  It's an easy and stress-free way to send a thoughtful gift to keep in touch with loved ones, both near and far, during the holidays.

Kobo eGift Cards
Kobo is also offering eGift Cards, available to purchase and send electronically in the U.S. and Canada.   Customers can define the amount they would like to gift, choose the Kobo holiday-themed gift card and send their gift card electronically. Gift givers can schedule when they want their gifts to be delivered, so they will be waiting as a surprise gift in their recipient's in-box.

Kobo gift recipients can choose to read their gifted eBooks on their Kobo Wireless eReader, the Kobo Vox eReader and the Kobo Touch eReader - which was just selected as Wired Magazine's 2012 Editor's Pick.  Plus, download a free Kobo eReading app and read Kobo on an iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, PC, Mac and other emerging devices. With Kobo you can read from one device to the next and pick up where you last left off with Kobo's synched bookmark technology.

"eReading is this season's hottest holiday gift giving category and online gifting and gift cards for the Kobo book store makes giving the gift of eReading easier than ever" said Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo.  "Kobo is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping and Kobo gift recipients have an advantage because they can read on the most popular by downloading a free Kobo eReading app.  With Kobo's selection of more than 2.2 million eBooks as well as the most popular newspapers and magazines, there is truly something for everyone."

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About Kobo, Inc.
Kobo is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks (worldwide), magazines and newspapers - one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world.  Read Freely - Kobo believes consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device and has attracted millions of readers from over 100 countries across the globe.  Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS, and is the eReading application of choice for leading tablet OEMs.  Kobo eReaders, including the Kobo Touch and the newly launched Kobo Vox are available at leading retailers, including Indigo, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Future Shop, WHSmith, FNAC, Collins Booksellers and Whitcoull's.  Kobo's innovative Reading Life is an industry-first comprehensive social eReading experience - Kobo users can earn awards simply for time spent reading and encouraging others.  Kobo is backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music Inc., Cheung Kong Holdings, and institutional investors.

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