Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Now Offering Kobo eBooks and eReaders

We are thrilled to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Kobo to sell Kobo eBooks and -- a first for Broadway Books -- its eReaders as well. We selected Kobo (in conjunction with other independent bookstores) to partner with because the company offers a catalog of more than three million titles and has a reputation for providing the highest level of customer service for its more than ten million registered users worldwide. By working with Kobo, we will be able to offer our customers an extensive catalog of eBook titles and a choice of quality eReaders at affordable prices -- Just in time for the holidays!
Rest assured that we still have a mad passion (that we know you share) for ink on paper -- there's just nothing like the smell of a new book. But we realize that sometimes an eReader can come in handy, say when you're traveling or when you're trying to read in bed next to a sleeping partner.
You can read Kobo eBooks on a Kobo eReader, but by downloading free eReading apps you can also read them on most other popular devices, such as an iPad or iPhone, Mac or PC computers, smartphones, and other branded eReaders (except the Kindle, which is a proprietary device). And you can automatically sync your library across all of your devices so you can read on whatever device whenever and keep your place in your book. You can also purchase magazines and newspapers to read on Kobo devices. [If you purchase eBooks to read on devices other than one you buy in our store, and you want us to get sales credit for those books, you must set up your account through the link on our website.]
We will be selling two models of the Kobo: the Glo, an e-ink reader that has a soft, adjustable glow so you can read comfortably day or night, indoors or out ($129.99); and the Mini, the world's smallest and lightest full-feature eReader with a no-glare e-ink touchscreen ($79.99). Both eReaders have built in wifi that you can use to order eBooks from us directly onto your device, and both offer batteries that will hold a charge for up to a month (depending on wifi or glow-light usage).
If you purchased Google eBooks from us, you will not lose those books. You will retain access to them through your purchase history on our website or through Google's website -- you can even transfer them to a Kobo device if you wish. 
We now have fully fuctioning display models of both the Glo and the Mini for you to take a look at. Click here for details on both devices and learn how to order Kobo books (for these devices or for other readers, including smart phones and iPads) from Broadway Books.

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