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Kobo Audio --> Blog | Facebook | Twitter --- FAQs | Support
  • Monthly --> $9.99/mo = 1 credit ------ $15.99/mo = 2 credits
  • Yearly ----> $99.90/yr = 12 credits --- $159.90/yr = 24 credits

  • Trial ------> 1 month free = 1 audiobook
  • Credits ---> 1 credit = 1 audiobook
  • Returns --> maybe

  • Catalog ----> ??? titles
  • Devices ----> Android | iOS | select Kobo eReaders
  • Format ----> mobile app (Android & iOS)
  • Offline -----> yes - offline listening allowed
  • DRM-free --> sort of - requires extra steps to download outside the app -- see below

  • Availability --> Canada, US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand
  • Owner --------> Rakuten Kobo
  • Support ------> 1-800-368-5390 (US)
  • Thread -------> Kobo starts offering audiobooks

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Rakuten Kobo Inc is a Canadian company which sells e-books, e-readers and tablet computers. It is headquartered in Toronto and is a subsidiary of the Japanese e-commerce conglomerate Rakuten. The name Kobo is an anagram of book.

It originated as Shortcovers, a cloud e-reading service launched by the Canadian bookstore chain Indigo Books and Music in February 2009. In December 2009, Indigo renamed the service Kobo and spun it off into an independent company. Indigo remained the majority owner, with investors including Borders Group, Cheung Kong Holdings, and REDgroup Retail taking minority stakes. As of March 2010, Indigo Books & Music owned 58% of Kobo Inc. Rakuten acquired the company from these owners in January 2012. On May 23, 2016, Waterstones announced it had sold its ebook business to Rakuten Kobo Inc., and as of June 14, 2016, users must access their ebooks via Kobo's ebook site.

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