Originally Posted by wzambotti
I've been reading in this forum that a change from borders to kobo desktop results in a loss of books from the ereader. Why?
So with borders liquidating what will Borders users be facing?
Is there any Kobo technicians who can say if a transition path exists in this situation that safe guards the books users have already purchased?
Q1. There is only one database on your device. This database is what gets sync'd between the device and the web site and your pc version.
Kobo and Kobo compatible store sell books that are installed in your database and the store is the master. This is why you only get one store.
However, all of the stores also sell books in non-database format, basically ePUB and your device can also read those just as well only a few features like annotation capability will be limited.
Q2 Borders is not liquidating so far as I know. They shut down about 200 stores but the web site and ebooks were not affected. The company is hoping to continue operation on a smaller scale.
Q3 - Best not to depend on others to safeguard your stuff. You should always download the ePub version of the books you buy as well as the version that appears in your database. You can use Adobe Digital Editions for that.