|07-09-2010, 08:33 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Hi from Australia - a KOBO purchaser
I've just bought the KOBO e-reader and am really enjoying it. I'm travelling overseas next month and when I go away I always end up carting several books to read. I'm getting older, the books seem to be getting bigger and heavier and taking up more and more space in my luggage. I wanted a relatively cheap reader, which I only needed for novels, so nothing too fancy. The KOBO provides this.
It's clear from the forums the KOBO is having teething problems but it's also very clear that the company is working through and resolving those issues. I purchase through BAEN (science fiction, fantasy etc) and they're great. They've been doing digital versions for years, have a really strong author list, also have a free library of relatively recent authors, provide downloads in a very wide variety of ebook formats as well as bundling purchases at extremely good rates. I can also, loud cheers on my part, purchase new releases from them which is fabulous. I'd either have to buy new releases in hard back in Australia at a very expensive price or wait for a year for the bookshops to have them in paperback. Prior to getting the KOBO I was reading the BAEN books on my home PC, a tower, a little difficult to pack into my suitcase for travel.
Adobe Digital Editions had no problems recognising and transferring the books I own from BAEN. It took me about 10 minutes last night to transfer the 120 odd books I've bought over the past few years from them. I think they should keep me happy over my next trip.
I've also looked at the Borders and the Angus & Robertson sites, the new KOBO providers in Australia. There are some very cheap ebooks on both those sites some of which look interesting. So I'll probably try out a couple of those for my trip.
|07-10-2010, 05:32 AM||#6|
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3 , Pocketbook 302 (Black) , Nexus 10: wife has PW
and welcome to mobileread.....
|07-12-2010, 07:20 AM||#8|
the snarky blue one
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: deep in the heart
Device: PRS500, 505 & 600, PRST1 & T2, Kindle PW, Moto Razr, Galaxy Tab 2-10"
|11-05-2011, 01:55 AM||#10|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Melbourne Australia
Device: bebook, bebook mini, sony Prs 600, Sony Prs650 Kobo Touch, Kindle Tou
Glad you're enjoying your new Kobo. I'm considering a Kobo also, I already have a Sony Prs650 which I love, but can't resist something with more features!! I wanted to mention that you might try "Read Without Paper" to buy some ebooks. I have found that the ebooks that I've purchased from this site has been cheaper, it might be worth a look anyway.
|11-05-2011, 03:49 AM||#11|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Perth AU
Device: Sony PRS650
Welcome, There are a lot of us aussies floating around this great forum
Make sure you bookmark this thread http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...light=discount
It has all the Kobo discount codes all the current ones are listed in the first post
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