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Kobo adds audiobooks to its iOS and Android appsAudiobook fans have a new option to comparison shop against. Rakuten Kobo has announced it's adding audiobooks to its iOS and Android ebook apps, with two ways to buy them: a la carte, or with a $10 per month subscription service that nets you one book per month.
Kobo adds audiobooks along with an Audible-like subscriptionYou can find any audiobook and ebook you buy in one place within Kobo's iOS and Android apps. Once you've chosen what to listen to, the apps' built-in player will give you the power to choose your preferred narration speed.
Kobo enters audiobook marketKobo has launched an audiobook subscription service claiming to offer "the best value on a subscription plan in the category". The Canada-based e-book company follows rivals such as Amazon's Audible and Scribd in entering the audio book download and subscription market, after sales of the medium have soared over the last two years.
Kobo takes on Audible with its own audiobook subscription serviceKobo's never had an issue taking on the bigwigs. It's outlasted bigger names like Sony and Barnes & Noble in the devoted e-reader space, and now it's ready to take a swipe at Audible's marketshare dominance. The Rakuten-owned company has just announced the launch of its own audiobook service.