Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kobo service offering two-week free trial of Canadian and U.S titles, but no Canadian magazines

Kobo, the e-reading service controlled by Indigo Books & Music, is offering a two-week free trial download of a menu of popular Canadian and American newspapers, and U.S. but, curiously not one Canadian, magazines. 
This offer includes digital editions of the following Canadian newspapers :
  • Calgary Herald 
  • Edmonton Journal 
  • Montreal Gazette 
  • National Post 
  • Ottawa Citizen 
  • Regina Leader-Post 
  • Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 
  • Vancouver Province 
  • Vancouver Sun 
  • Victoria Times-Colonist and  
  • The Globe & Mail.  
 U.S. titles available included both newspapers and magazines:
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Scientist
  • The Seattle Times
  • Wilson Quarterly 
  • Foreign Affairs 
  • American Scholar
  • China International Business
  • Columbus Dispatch
  • Guideposts
  • Harvard Business Review
  • National Review
  • New York Observer 
  • PC Magazine
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Reason
  • The Christian Science Monitor Daily Briefing and
  • The Nation
Following the two week free trial, monthly subscriptions start at $13.99 for newspapers and $2.99 for magazines. The current edition of a newspaper or magazine can be immediately added to a customer's library,and with the subscription, customers will receive wireless delivery directly to their Kobo  iPad or iPhone apps or their Kobo Wireless e-Reader.  The new apps are available for download today on iTunes. Subscriptions and the free trials can be accessed directly from theiPad,iPhone, and the Kobo Wireless e-Reader's onboard store,or from the KoboNewsstand at www.kobobooks.com.
Indigo, Canada's largest bookstore chain, operates Kobo in partnership with Borders Group, REDgroup Retail and Cheung Kong Holdings . 

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