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 of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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