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WHS looks to long-term partnership with Kobo

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 08:29 W H Smith has trained 6,000 staff, installed working units into stores and readied television and press advertising following its new "long-term" partnership with Kobo. read more
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Kobo e-book sales increase seven-fold in December

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Kobo™ breaks eReader and eBook sales records this holiday season; Highest eReader and eBook sales in Kobo history

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W H Smith supports Asda's Kobo move

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WHS launches new £169.99 Kobo e-reader

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Japan's Rakuten to Acquire E-book Retailer Kobo

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Kobo sold to Rakuten

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Newton hails "terrific" WHS/Kobo deal

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WHS partners with Kobo to launch e-reader

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Blackwell revamps website for new term

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