The trials of downloading a Kobo book

By Joanna Cabot
August 21, 2015 // 6 Comments

All these years into my e-book journey, there is one question the Kobo people still have not been able to answer for me: Why does it have to be so hard? Why, Kobo? The Beloved has an office manager with a Kobo, and he regularly brings it home for me to ‘help’ her with one seemingly [...]

The best e-book app on iPad? Kindle, says one blogger

By Chris Meadows
August 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

For years now, Apple has enforced a click-through requirement on e-book apps on the iPad—they can’t sell the books directly from their app without giving Apple a cut, so they have to send them to the Safari browser to make the purchase, then back to the app. So why is it that Amazon is the only [...]

Independent bookstore Kobo e-book partnership fizzles

By Chris Meadows
August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Denver Post checks in with independent bookstores taking part in the American Booksellers Association and Kobo’s program to allow independent bookstores to sell e-books. It finds out that the program is not going so well, either in terms of profit per book or in the number of people actually [...]

Creating Collections on the Kobo Reader

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

We’ve written about creating and managing Collections on Kindles and the Kindle app, but did you Kobo readers know you can also create collections? It’s easy. 1. Go to your Kobo Home Screen and Select Library–>My Collections 2. Select New Collection 3. Name your new Collection [...]

Morning Links: New Kobo Firmware Update. Getting Reviewed by the NYT

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Firmware Update 3.16 Released for Kobo Glo HD and Kobo Touch (The eBook Reader) Kobo has started rolling out a new software update, version 3.16.0. Unlike most updates, this one is only being issued to a couple of models, the new Glo HD and the old Kobo Touch. TeleRead Take: A new Kobo Glo HD just [...]

Morning Links: Judy Blume advocates for library. Books which began as blogs

By Joanna Cabot
April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Four Indie Books That Began as Blogs (IndieReader) Check out this handful of great (gorgeous!) indie books that got their start as blogs. *** Is Agency Ebook Pricing Suppressing Sales? Hard to Say (DBW) The latest monthly data from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), for January 2015, [...]

Weekend Links: Kobo H2O vs. Kobo Glo HD. Digital summer reading programs.

By Joanna Cabot
April 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Trying On Apple Watch, Including $17K Edition (Video) (Re/Code) The hands-on experience began yesterday at Apple Stores around the world, so I visited my local Apple Store in Washington, D.C., to see what it was like. *** The Life-Changing Magic of Downsizing Your Book Collection (Book Riot) In [...]

Kobo steps in with Tesco for Blinkbox Books

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

After the lamentable news that UK supermarket chain Tesco was about to simply shutter its Blinkbox Books ebook platform, with no buyer or alternative operator in sight, Kobo has stepped up to take over the Blinbox titles, and customers. According to the reports, Kobo did not offer any money to [...]

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