WH Smith is a UK based bookstore that sells ebooks and many people have been doing business with the company. We reported a few months ago that the company has entered into an agreement with Kobo and will divert all existing members to shopping with the new website. WH Smith has been sending emails to its customers for around a month prompting them to backup their ebook purchases to their computer. The reason is many of the books the company sold were Geographically Restricted. Which means Kobo does not have the publishing rights to sell these books and if you don’t back the books up locally to your computer you might lose your purchases forever.
WH Smith is not only transitioning its ebook store to be powered by Kobo but the company is also selling the Kobo e-readers in most of its stores. You can find the latest generation Kobo Touch and Kobo Vox fairly easily at hundreds of locations around the UK. Many of the sales staff are trained in the use of the device, so you should have all your rudimentary questions and concerns addressed in short order.
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 CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.