This is the home of the Kobo eBook information. Learn more about Kobo eBooks and eReaders, the Kobo Booksellers NZ Scholarship which sends two booksellers from New Zealand to the American Booksellers Associations' Winter Institute each year, find out more about the latest Kobo devices, and train your staff to sell Kobo devices.

About Kobo eReaders and eBooks

Booksellers NZ has partnered with global company Kobo to bring its eReading platform to Independent and Paper Plus bookstores around New Zealand. All BSNZ member bookstores can participate in the Kobo program, and offer their customers eReaders and eBooks from Kobo’s catalog of more than four million titles. BSNZ members share in the revenue on every sale.
Synnex is the exclusive distributor of Kobo eReaders for BSNZmembers. For more information about Synnex distribution and available eReader devices and models, bookstores should contact one of the sales representative on 0800-279-6639. Stores that are not currently Synnex customers should contact Synnex on 0800-279-6639.

Kobo offers more than 4 million eBook titles - including bestsellers, hidden gems, and other recommendations - that can be downloaded instantly over WiFi or through the Kobo app, making it the ultimate in convenience. eReader device availability varies by store. Contact individual store for details about its participation in Kobo eReading.

Tanya Gribben

Kobo Booksellers Scholarship

The Kobo Booksellers Scholarship has been giving young kiwi booksellers the opportunity to experience bookselling in the USA, and attend the ABAs winter institute since 2014. 

2018: Cassie Richards and Tania Gribben are going to Memphis, Tennessee

2017: Courtney Smith and Rochelle Handley went to Minnesota, Minneapolis 

2016: Kiran Dass and Helen Wadsworth went to Denver, Colorado

2015: Matt Bialostocki and Anita Kingston went to Asheville, North Carolina

2014: Jenna Todd and Jared Raines went to Seattle, Washington

Kobo’s family of contemporary and stylish eReading devices

Kobo’s family of contemporary and stylish eReading devices includes the Kobo Glo, Kobo Touch and Kobo Aura H2O, both of which are to be sold in a range of New Zealand’s independent bookstores.

Shop and read on any device with Kobo
Kobo offers free eReading apps so people can read on some of the most popular devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets, Android phones, iPhones, iPads, Blackberry® Smartphones and Blackberry® PlayBooks – in addition they can browse and shop the Kobo store. 

You'll never miss your place - wherever you're reading
With Kobo Sync you can read from one device to another and pick up from the page that you last read – your library will always be kept up to date.

Kobo Glo - read the full specs on the Kobo website
The Ultimate eReader for serious booklovers...

Equipped with the best integrated and adjustable front-light to let you read comfortably day or night: Comfortlight.

Kobo Glo offers the latest 6” high resolution screen with a better coating for durability.

Plus Kobo has the most text customisation options making reading easy on the eyes.

Kobo training page

This is what you need, to learn how to effectively sell your Kobo device. The documents detail the unique selling points of Kobo devices and also contain helpful comparisons to other eReaders, including the Kindle. This information will help you effectively retail Kobo devices to a range of customers.