Kobo has a VIP program where users pay $10 per year and and can save 10% on anything they purchase. Whenever an audiobook or ebook is purchased on the Kobo website or on an e-reader, a certain number of SuperPoints are put in customer accounts. Once enough points are accrued they can be used to download free content. Kobo has just dispatched a special “New Year’s Gift,” which comprises of anywhere between a few hundred and a few thousand points into customer accounts.
Points are a great way to get free audiobooks and ebooks from major publishers, not just indie books. Roughly 85% of Kobo’s entire catalog can be redeemed with SuperPoints. If you purchase a few ebooks a month, their membership program is worth it. Kobo is the only company in the e-reader space that has this type of loyalty program. Barnes and Noble has one too, but it just gets discounts on hardware and free shipping from their website.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.