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Kobo expands to Italy

Kobo will expand its European presence this fall through a new partnership with Italy’s largest book publisher and retailer, the Mondadori Group.

The Kobo Touch will be the first of the e-reading company’s devices available to Italian consumers. The e-reader will be sold for £99 in over 400 Mondadori stores and online through its website. Readers will be able to shop from a catalogue of 4,000 Mondadori titles, plus Kobo’s 2.5-million ebooks. The Digital Reader also reports that Mondadori will run Kobo’s regional e-bookstore.

Kobo already has partnerships in the U.K., U.S., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Austria, and Japan.