Yesterday, Kobo announced its next generation of e-reading devices — both dedicated e-readers and tablets. While I’m not sure this new fleet of devices is a game-changer, spending time yesterday talking to senior executives as well as other Kobo employees, I get the sense that Kobo is picking up momentum in the U.S., where it is thought to have about 3% market share, and, especially, around the world, where it is either the No. 1 or No. 2 ebook retailer in many countries, including Canada and Japan. Kobo now has 16 million readers, up 4 million from the end of last year, a year in which it saw its sales double.
Via Chuck Hitchcock