|08-17-2010, 05:24 PM||#1|
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mostly in Canada
Device: kobo original, WiFI, Touch, Glo, and Aura
Smashwords on Kobo
I was just on the Kobo website and typed "smashwords" into the search field. The result was 500 books, a number of them free, but all of them reasonably priced. Although there are no reader reviews on the Kobo site, people can rate the books, one through five stars.
The books can be downloaded as ePUB files. If you have a free Kobo account, you can add the books to your library and sync with many different mobile devices (but not Kindle) using the free Kobo reader for that platform.
As far as I know, ePUB files downloaded from Kobo are always imported into Adobe ADE, so DRM does attach.
|08-17-2010, 05:46 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device: Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura HD, Kindle Wifi, Nexus 7 (2013), Samsung Tab 10.1
What's handy about Smashwords on Kobo is simply if you already have a secure fbilling relationship with Kobo, there's nothing special to do to buy something. It's one less site to hand over a credit card to (ie paying Kobo rather than Smashwords direct).
|08-17-2010, 08:47 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: Toshiba Thrive, Kobo Touch, Kindle 1, Aluratek Libre, T-Mobile Comet
The prices also tend to be lower in the kobo store than on smashwords for the same book.
|08-17-2010, 10:27 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC, USA
Device: my laptop
Yes, on the prices. Kobo's standard is to discount the Smashwords price by 21%.
Last edited by meromana; 08-18-2010 at 12:13 AM.
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