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Kobo Brings the Critically Acclaimed New Yorker to Its Growing Magazine Store

Monday, April 27, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Exclusive to Kobo, readers will receive a complimentary copy of The New Yorker Cartoons of the Year special issue with a paid annual subscription

Toronto, ON – 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 Yearspecial 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 Yorkercan 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.


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