This Spring, Kobo has made a number of improvements to their shopping experience, their reading apps and the new Web Reader, which allows you to read ebooks in your internet browser. They have also made significant improvements to their software on various Kobo e-readers, such as the Elipsa and Sage. If you wanto to find out the latest new enhancements fixes and new features, … [Read more...] about Kobo has made improvements to Store, Apps and Web Reader
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Kobo is having their annual Mother's Day Sale. The company is providing substantial savings for customers residing in Canada, the United States and other countries. You can buy them directly on the Kobo website or through a number of their retail distribution partners. Right now, the latest generation Kobo Libra 2 is on sale, in addition to the Nia.The Kobo Libra 2 comes in … [Read more...] about Kobo Libra 2 and Nia on sale for Mother’s Day
PChome 24h, the popular Taiwan-based e-commerce website that has formed an alliance with Kobo to sell e-books and Kobo e-readers via its site announced a 50 percent jump in the number of registered Kobo members. As the site money.udn reported, this makes for a win-win situation for both parties given the manner each is getting to benefit from the collaboration. The 'Kobo … [Read more...] about PChome 24h and Kobo alliance see 50 percent jump in users
Kobo has just issued a new firmware update for most of their e-readers. They have added some store functionality, which should be a welcome improvement. eBooks in the store now include an estimate of how long they typically take to read. Tap on the Details tab to see word count, number of pages, and estimated reading time. You can now scroll the eBooks storefront to see books … [Read more...] about Kobo makes a number of bookstore improvements
There are many audiobook and ebook companies that are disabling in-app purchases on Android. This is primarily due to a new Google Policy that just went into effect for anyone who is making over one million dollars per year. They have upped the commission rate to 30% for every single audiobook or ebook sold through the app and everyone now has use the new Google Play Billing … [Read more...] about Kobo will continue to sell audiobooks and ebooks on Android
Google Play has changed their app developer terms in early 2022. They currently charge 15% for the first million dollars in revenue and this jumps up to 30%, once the threshold has been met. This means that selling digital content such as audiobooks and ebooks are not financially viable, since they have low profit margins. This is primarily due to companies like Amazon, Barnes … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble is disabling Nook ebook purchases on Android
Kobo is no longer marketing the Kobo Forma, their previous flagship e-reader. Their Amazon page does not list the model on their Homepage anymore. The product is still listed on Amazon, but there is only limited quantities available and they only have the 8GB model available. When you visit the main Kobo website, and select Apps & E-Readers and the Forma is no longer … [Read more...] about Will the Kobo Forma be discontinued?
The Kobo Libra 2 e-reader came out in October of 2021 and has remained at full price, until now. On the main Kobo website in the United States, there is a deal going on with a $20 savings. You can get one today for $159.99, in either black or white. The same deal is also on Amazon and ships fast. This device major selling points are the physical page turn buttons, so you don't … [Read more...] about Kobo Libra 2 e-reader on sale in the United States
Kobo has started to pivot their business towards e-readers that have digital note taking functionality. In 2021 Kobo issued the Elipsa and Sage, two hybrid e-readers and e-notes. When paired with a stylus, customers can freehand draw, annotate ebooks and PDF documents and solve complex math equations. This is an important growth aspect, since businesses and professional users … [Read more...] about What are Kobo’s e-reader plans for 2022?
Kobo recently introduced sideload mode via the 4.31.19086 firmware update a couple of weeks ago. There was lots of confusion over what this actually did, most users said that they simply sideloaded all of their books anyways and this new system did not provide anything new. This cannot be further from the truth, sideload mode provides a number of key elements to make your Kobo … [Read more...] about How does the new Kobo Sideload system work?
The 2022 Taipei International Animation Festival and the Reading Citizen Book Fair have kicked off in the Taiwanese capital, TechBang reported. While that should be good news for anime fans in the region, what is also special is that Lotte Kobo too is part of the festivities this time. Not only will the latest Kobo e-reader be up for display but there is going to be attractive … [Read more...] about Rakuten Kobo offering exciting discounts on Kobo e-reader and e-book at Taipei Animation Festival
Are you looking to buy a new e-reader? There have been a number of new releases that have come out in 2022, and some really good models that came out at the tail end of 2021. If you want to beat the winter doldrums, there is nothing like reading a good ebook, while sitting by the fireplace or sipping a cup of hot chocolate. Good e-Reader would like to present our top picks of … [Read more...] about Top 5 Best e-Readers for Winter 2022
Kobo has just unveiled a new sideload system for all of their modern e-readers. This will allow you to load in your own books on the Kobo, without having to register or sign-in to a Kobo account. This also will allow users to not have to connect to a WIFI network or any of the sync services. You can basically use the Kobo has an e-reader only. This will certainly resonate well … [Read more...] about Kobo unveils Sideload Mode to their e-readers