Kobo e-reader flyng off the shelves in New Zealand

PCWorld is reporting:

The Kobo became the first dedicated eReading device to retail in New Zealand stores when it launched on May 27.

Malcolm Neil, a spokesperson for Whitcoulls’ parent company REDgroup, said exact sales figures for the device were commercially sensitive but exceptionally high demand meant the average buyer could have to wait up to two weeks for delivery.

Whitcoulls’ was initially advertising 24-hour shipping and delivery within five working days for Kobos ordered through its website but the site has now been amended.

I checked the Whitcoulls website, and this is correct.

The article goes on to say that they're having similar problems in Australia and Canada. Redgroup (the corporate parent of Whitcoulls) are also reportedly facing delays in converting existing content to ebooks.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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