Originally Posted by Squirsier
Yes, it unfortunately is... Some eBooks are not available as ePubs, only as Web and Mobile. Didn't realize what I was doing until I bought the eBook (Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich), because I too, figured there was an ePub version of everything on the site - not so.
If you are really interested in this book and haven't found it elsewhere keep checking with Kobo.
I had the same situation a few weeks back. As I don't use the Kobo desktop app (my Kobo came with the Borders app as I live in Australia) I was unable to access the book.
I managed to get a link to the Kobo app from someone here and was able to download the book directly to my Kobo (I really wanted the book not a refund) but within a week or so the ePub version appeared.
Kobo then sent me instructions on how to download the ePub (which was very sweet of them!) but of course I had already done that as soon as the ePub appeared.