Walmart Gets Into eBooks With Launch of New iOS App, Reveals $9.99/Month Audiobook Service

Walmart as of late introduced that it has partnered with Rakuten Kobo to release its personal devoted eBooks platform, merely referred to as Walmart eBooks. The carrier will probably be to be had as an iOS and Android utility, in addition to on Kobo’s eReaders, and serve as in a similar fashion to rival eBook services and products from Apple and Amazon.

“More than six million” eBooks will probably be up for acquire on Walmart’s web page, and while you in finding your subsequent e-book you’ll select the “eBook” choice, click on “Buy”, checkout, and in finding the e-book in any app or eReader synced on your Walmart account. It seems that you’ll’t purchase books without delay from the iOS app, and will simplest obtain a pattern of each and every novel to learn.


In shops, Walmart will even debut “virtual e-book playing cards” of just about 40 novels, which is able to supply codes that you’ll then cross house and redeem to save lots of the eBook in your units. The partnership could also be introducing Kobo eReaders on Walmart.com and in 1,000 Walmart retail shops, beginning at $99.99 with the Kobo Aura.

Summer is sort of over, because of this there are just a few extra weeks left to take in the solar and revel in one of the seashore reads all of your mates were speaking about. Today, we’re making it more uncomplicated than ever to try the most recent new releases with the release of Walmart eBooks through Rakuten Kobo, Walmart’s partnership with Kobo to provide an all-new virtual books catalog in shops and on-line.

Walmart eBooks will supplement our huge bodily e-book collection and be offering consumers a complete virtual e-book resolution, introducing a completely new class that hasn’t been prior to now to be had at Walmart.

The unfastened Walmart eBooks app is to be had to obtain as of late from the iOS App Store [Direct Link], and can act as a hub for Walmart’s new initiative, accumulating your eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and kids’s books on iPhone and iPad. Features come with resizable textual content, a Night Mode, display screen orientation lock, automated bookmarks, bookmark syncing throughout units, unfastened e-book previews, and extra.

The app supplies “Awards” for conducting sure literary duties, equivalent to completing a undeniable quantity of books, highlighting quotes, sharing a passage on social media, and extra. The app will even observe your studying stats and library job, appearing the proportion whole of the present e-book you might be studying, the quantity of time you’ve got spent studying the e-book, and quantity of pages grew to become. Additionally, Walmart eBooks will observe the entire hours you spend studying, hours in line with e-book, pages in line with hour, pages in line with consultation, and extra.

There’s additionally a brand new audiobook subscription carrier that can let consumers subscribe for $9.99 monthly and achieve get right of entry to to one audiobook each and every month. Comparatively, Amazon’s Audible carrier gives credit score for one audiobook each and every month at $14.95 monthly. Customers who enroll on-line will even get $10 off their first a l. a. carte audiobook or eBook, and the audiobook carrier features a 30-day unfastened trial.

Walmart’s access into the eBook marketplace comes eight years after Apple introduced iBooks along the iPad in 2019, and simply over ten years after Amazon’s unique Kindle introduced within the United States along the Kindle eBooks retailer.

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