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Are Kobo’s Audiobooks Too Overpriced?

Last week Kobo started selling audiobooks on their website alongside ebooks. They also introduced an audiobook subscription plan that costs $9.99 per month in the US and $12.99 in Canada. Basically you get one audiobook per month with the current subscription, and they plan on adding more options in the future. Kobo’s audiobooks can be […]

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Kobo Now Selling Audiobooks Individually and By Subscription

Today Kobo announced that they’ve started offering audiobooks in addition to ebooks. They are available now on the new audiobooks section of Kobo’s website. Kobo’s audiobooks can be purchased individually or through a monthly subscription plan. With the audiobook subscription you get one credit per month that can be exchanged for one audiobook. The subscription […]

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Kobo Sale

Kobo Labor Day Weekend Sale on eBooks and eReaders

Kobo has some sales going on this weekend for Labor Day. They have a list of ebooks on sale with prices up to 90% off. The ebook sale ends September 5th. There’s also a contest where they’re giving away 100,000 Super Points. To enter you have to spend over $25. The contest closes September 5th […]

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Why Doesn’t Kobo Offer OverDrive Integration on All Kobo eReaders?

Last September Kobo released the Kobo Aura One. Aside from the 7.8-inch E Ink screen with adjustable frontlight color, the other main new feature was the addition of built-in OverDrive support to download library ebooks for free directly to the reader. Nearly one year later, the Aura One is still the only Kobo ebook reader […]

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Kobo Deal

Kobo Aura 2 and 1st Gen Kobo H2O on Sale

Kobo has a couple of ongoing deals for the Kobo Aura Edition 2 and the 1st gen Kobo Aura H2O. The Kobo Aura 2 is on sale for $99. It normally sells for $119 but often goes on sale for $99, like the Kindle Paperwhite. The Kobo Aura (review) is Kobo’s latest 6-inch ereader, their […]

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Kobo KOReader PDF

Kobo Aura One KOReader PDF Review (Video)

I finally got around to installing KOReader on the Kobo Aura One over the weekend, and it didn’t take long to realize that it’s a major improvement over the stock software when it comes to reading PDFs. Kobo’s PDF software is so slow and lackluster that I honestly can’t think of an ereader that is […]

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Firmware Update 4.5 for Kobo eReaders Claims to Fix Common Problems

Last week Kobo started rolling out a new firmware update for their line of ebook readers. The new software version is 4.5.9587. The update applies to older models too, not just newer ones. You can find a list of changes and download links at MobileRead. The Kobo Firmware Downloader is another place to find downloads […]

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Kobo Koreader PDF

KOReader on Kobo Aura One Looks Interesting for PDFs (Video)

I came across a video on YouTube that shows an example of KOReader running on the Kobo Aura One. It’s the first video I’ve ever seen that actually shows KOReader, an alternative open-source reading app, on a Kobo ereader. I tried installing it on a Kobo Touch once but it wouldn’t work so I didn’t […]

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