Kobo looking for Taiwanese partners, planning to expand into Asian ebook markets

You might recall that a month ago I posted that the Kobo Wifi was available in Taiwan in partnership with the local publisher Swinden. I've just heard today that Kobo are looking to expand beyond Kong Kong, into other Asian ebook markets.

Kobo's first target is Taiwan. They've already begun discussions with several publishers, distributors, and hardware suppliers. Kobo have successfully signed one publisher, so far. Cite Publishing Group is actually a conglomerate of 40 publishing imprints in Taiwan, and is also part of a larger media company with extensive interests Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

I'd say if the deal with Cite goes well the rest of Cite's sister companies will also sign up.

via CENS

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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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