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KOBO Brings Acclaimed New Yorker to Magazine Store – 2015

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For more than ninety years, The New Yorker has been offering a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics and foreign affairs, popular culture and the arts, and business and technology, as well as humour, cartoons, and fiction. Kobo today announced that the award-winning magazine is now available at the Magazine Store* on Kobo.com, beginning with the April 27, 2015, issue.

Exclusive to Kobo – Complimentary Cartoons of the Year Issue  

The New Yorker is well known and loved for its cartoons, which have kept readers coming back to the magazine week after week; in fact, nearly 80,000 have been published in the magazine’s illustrious history. Exclusive to Kobo, and until May 10, customers in Canada, the US, and the UK who purchase an annual subscription will receive The New Yorker Cartoons of the Year special issue for free.

“We are pleased and proud to be able to offer The New Yorker to our audience of passionate readers. Anyone who has books at the centre of their life owes a great deal to this iconic publication, where some of the great writers of our time first found an audience, and where many of what have become the seminal books of our age first took root,” said Michael Tamblyn, President and Chief Content Officer, Rakuten Kobo. “The addition of The New Yorker to our catalogue further expands the magazine’s reach on tablets and smartphones.”

Readers can enjoy all The New Yorker has to offer with a 47-issue annual subscription, which means an issue for less than the cost of a daily cup of coffee, and also have the option of purchasing single issues of the weekly magazine. Those looking for a taste of The New Yorker can take advantage of a 14-day free trial.

About the April 27, 2015, Issue of The New Yorker

In “Where Are the Children?” Sarah Stillman investigates the lucrative migrant-extortion industry in the border regions of the United States and Mexico; in “The Man Who Broke the Music Business,” Stephen Witt tells the inside story of how Bennie Lydell Glover, a worker at a CD-manufacturing plant, played a leading role in the rise of music piracy, becoming the world’s leading leaker of pre-release music; in “A Cave with a View,” D.T. Max travels to southern Italy to explore the ancient town of Matera, which, long regarded as an embarrassment, has now become a tourist destination; in “The Catastrophe,” Oliver Sacks explores whether the actor and writer Spalding Gray’s brain injury from a car accident played a role in his catastrophic decline and, later, his suicide; Steve Coll examines the role of Congress in President Obama’s foreign-policy deals with Cuba and Iran, and considers how the divisive politics threaten to fragment American power and undermine the Constitution; and Charles McGrath reads Thomas Kunkel’s new biography of the New Yorker staff writer Joseph Mitchell.

For more information, please visit www.kobo.com.

*The Kobo Magazine Store is currently available in Canada, US, UK, France, and Italy.

About The New Yorker

The New Yorker is a national weekly magazine that offers a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics, foreign affairs, business, technology, popular culture, and the arts, along with humor, fiction, poetry, and cartoons. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker publishes the best writers of its time and has received more National Magazine Awards than any other magazine, for its groundbreaking reporting, authoritative analysis, and creative inspiration. The New Yorker takes readers beyond the weekly print magazine with the web, mobile, tablet, social media, and signature events. The New Yorker is at once a classic and at the leading edge.

About Rakuten Kobo Inc.

Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 4.7 million eBooks and magazines to millions of customers in 190 countries.  Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders and Google-Certified Android tablets to suit any reader’s style, including the award-winning Kobo Touch™, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Aura H2O, Kobo Arc, Kobo Arc 7, Kobo Arc 7HD, and Kobo Arc 10HD. Along with the company’s free top-ranking eReading apps for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows®, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world.