Rakuten Kobo Launches Audiobooks

Rakuten Kobo today uncovers another dimension of storytelling, adding audiobooks to the Kobo experience and offering booklovers the opportunity to experience the joy of being told a story.

Readers can choose audiobooks from across all genres, including bestsellers such as Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, Dark Tower I by Stephen King, and Truly Madly Guilty by Lianne Moriarty; with new titles added weekly.

At just $9.99/month and with a 30-day free trial period, Kobo offers the best value on a subscription plan in the category. Customers can redeem their monthly credit for any audiobook at Kobo.com, even if its list price is higher. Audiobooks can also be purchased à la carte. In addition, readers earn Kobo Super Points on their monthly subscription fees or audiobook purchases, and can shop with confidence with the backing of Kobo’s Price Match Guarantee.

Customers also have access to exclusive, insightful ‘Kobo in Conversation’ interviews with popular authors: Paula Hawkins, Robert Harris, Maria Semple, Elin Hildebrand, Louise Penny, and more.

Key features include:

All your eBooks and audiobooks together in one app: Your digital reading world is all in one free app. All your eBooks and audiobooks are in one location on your Android or iOS device.

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Intuitive, beautifully designed player: The beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple to move through an audiobook with a single touch. Never worry about losing your spot; see how much time is left at a glance; and choose your preferred narration speed. The player can also be set to turn off after a set amount of time—perfect for listening before going to sleep.

Expertly curated collection: Booklovers can browse the extensive catalogue and recommended titles created by our team of booksellers, based on cherished classics, the best new releases and bestsellers, and by narrator or style. Based on your ebook preferences, receive audio recommendations just for you.

For more information, please visit www.kobo.com/audiobooks.

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