Kobo eReaders & eBooks

Beginning in November 2012 Phillips & Lloyd joined with other independent book shops to offer state-of-the-art eReaders and eBooks. 

You can read the Kobo eBooks on one of the fantastic eReaders or on your smart phone, ipad or computer - both PC and Mac.  If you choose to read on a device you already own, then you will enter the Kobo website via the link on this page and set up your account.  Once your account is set up, then you will download the free aps for the type of device you have.

One of the great features is you can start reading on your eReader and then pick up in the same place on a different device.  No more waiting in line and wishing you had a book to read, just open your smart phone and start reading.

 Click here to open Kobo store to open account and purchase books.

 

http://www.kobobooks.com/?utm_medium=web&utm_source=ABA-20P3800

 

 

 

Introducing Kobo, Our New eReading Partner

We’ve partnered with Kobo to bring you the best in eReading. It’s easy to get started. Kobo offers over 3 million eBook titles - including best sellers, hidden gems, and Indie Next List great reads and other recommendations - that can be downloaded instantly over WiFi, making it the ultimate in convenience. Take your library with you wherever you go – Kobo eReaders store up to 1,000 eBooks.

Why Kobo?

10 million book lovers around the world have embraced Kobo eReading. Just like us, Kobo is passionate about books. Find out why:

           

Kobo eReading Catalog

Kobo has a world-class eReading catalog with over 3 million eBook titles. When you create an account with Kobo through our web page you can shop for books just like you would in our store.

           

Kobo Free eReading Apps

Kobo is all about being open so you can read however you want. Once you download their free app to you smartphone, desktop, or tablet, your eBooks, PDFs, ePubs, and even your bookmarks, are in sync – start on one device and pick up on another and never lose your place. Set up your Kobo account through our link so that when you purchase eBooks you are supporting this store.

Kobo Ease of Use and Customer Care

The Kobo experience is flexible, easy, and enjoyable. Pick up great indie-recommended and bestseller eBook titles, as well as staff picks. Got questions? Kobo offers first-rate Reader support from 8:00 a.m. to midnight (ET) every day.

           

A Kobo eReader for everyone

 

Kobo has released a line of new eReading devices, including Kobo Mini and Kobo Glo. These devices offer everything you already love about reading, like a no-glare E Ink screen that displays like print on paper. But with a Kobo eReader you get way more convenience like storage – both Kobo Mini and Kobo Glo can store up to 1,000 eBooks, and the ease and accessibility of downloading over built in WiFi. Once you’ve set up a Kobo account through our link, with each Kobo eBook you purchase, you are supporting this store.

 

 

Kobo Mini- the world’s smallest full-featured eReader! Just $79.99

  • Portability – Kobo Mini is the world’s smallest, lightest, full-featured*eReader – it easily fits in your pocket or purse (or stocking – hint hint!).
  • Stylish – Sleek design you can personalize with fashionable and interchangeable Kobo Snapbacks in teal, ruby red, and purple.
  • Wallet-Friendly – Priced at just $79.99, it’s the smallest eReader they offer with all the same great service. 
  • Kobo Picks – Combined eBook recommendations based on eReading habits and feedback on preferences.

*Full-featured is defined as having a touchscreen, WiFi connectivity and a suite of advanced reading features.

Kobo Glo – read comfortably day or night. Well-priced at $129.99

  • ComfortLight – Kobo’s innovative front lit display directs light at the page. No more tired eyes!
  • High Resolution Screen – The XGA screen puts “more ink on the page” with 210 pixels per inch for crisper text.
  • Faster CPU – With a 1 GHz processor, the Kobo Glo is faster and smarter.
  • Customizable Options – Choose from 7 font styles and 24 font sizes as well as exclusive weight and sharpness settings.
  • Fashion Forward - Kobo Glo comes in four fresh colour options: Black Night, Pink Sunset, Blue Moon, and Silver Star.

How Do I Get Started Buying eBooks?

It's as easy as One, Two, Three:

  1. Set up your Kobo account at Kobo.com via your Kobo Mini or Glo eReader, or through the link on our website.
  2. Login to kobo.comwith your new account to browse, search for, and buy eBooks.
    1. Start reading! Download the free Kobo reading app here to read on your smartphone, computer, or tablet. (You can also purchase eBooks through the app. Sign into the app with your new Kobo account and continue to support this store. We sure do appreciate it!)

 

Questions? Contact the Kobo Help Line directly at help@kobobooks.com,
or 855-202-4098 (8am - 12am EST)

 

 

Customer Frequently Asked Questions & Links to Kobo Help 

Q: How many eBooks are in the Kobo database? And how many titles are available for purchase in the US?

A: Kobo's entire library is available to all customers. They currently have over 3 million eBooks and are constantly updating their library and adding new releases. Newspapers and magazines are also available for purchase in the Kobo Store. 

Q: Are foreign languages like German and Russian supported on the devices?
A: Foreign languages are supported on the Kobo Glo.  As of October 2012, the interface can be set to English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian and Portugal) and Italian. 

Q: What if I already own an earlier generation Kobo eReader? Can I shop for eBooks through your store? 
A: Yes. You will need to establish a new Kobo account by following the link to Kobo on our website. Then, when you next use your device, sign out of the old account and sign in using the new account name.  You can then search and buy eBooks either through the device or through the web, and continue your much-appreciated support this store.

Q: What about the Google eBooks already in my library on my device?

A: You will continue to be able to access them via your Google account. However, the IndieBound Reader app was designed specifically to interface with Google eBooks and will no longer be supported after January 2013. If desired, you can load your Google eBooks to a new Kobo device using Adobe Digital Editions. Please see this video, produced by Google, for a step-by-step guide to transferring your Google eBooks to your new Kobo eReader.

 

Q: Does Kobo allowing sharing of books between Kobo devices, like Kindle and Nook do?
A: At this time it is not possible for a Kobo customer to lend or share eBooks from their library with another person. The eBooks in your Kobo library are tied directly to your account and password.

Q: Once purchased, if a book is DRM protected, is there a limit to the number of downloads?
A: If a file is DRM protected it may be downloaded 6 times in total.  This restriction is set forth by the publisher and is the same for all DRM files.

More questions and answers, from Kobo, are below.

  PLEASE NOTE: In order to support this bookstore and before shopping at the Kobo store, please set up your Kobo account either through a device purchased at our store or via the links from our website.

TOP QUESTIONS FOR SHOPPING

 TOP QUESTIONS FOR MANAGING BOOKS

TOP QUESTIONS FOR ACCOUNT SETTINGS

 

TOP QUESTIONS FOR Kobo Mini (found at https://www.kobo.com/help/kobomini)

Mini Getting Started
Mini Troubleshoot

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS

 

Watch Getting Started videos for Kobo Mini

Watch these videos and get to know your Kobo Mini and learn a few tips and tricks along the way.

TOP QUESTIONS FOR Kobo GLO
 (found at https://www.kobo.com/help/koboGLO)

Glo Getting Started

Glo Troubleshoot

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS

 

Watch Getting Started videos for Kobo Glo

Watch these videos and get to know your Kobo Glo and learn a few tips and tricks along the way.

Kobo eReader User Guides May be Found Here:  

 http://www.kobo.com/userguides