Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Kobo Reader

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-22-2017, 01:41 AM   #1
RobertJSawyer
Addict
RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobertJSawyer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RobertJSawyer's Avatar
 
Posts: 370
Karma: 1758322
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Device: Kobo Aura HD and Aura; Kindle PaperWhite
Thumbs down Kobo loyalty program: lousy selection for annual free bonus book

Kobo, I love you, but you've GOT to up your game on your loyalty program. I pay $10 a year to be a "V.I.P." member, and that's supposed to include one free ebook from a select list, but, come on, how about some decent science fiction, nonfiction, or, y'know, something a grown man might want to read? I mean really:

Browse and choose your free Kobo Super Points eBook
RobertJSawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 11-22-2017, 10:28 AM   #2
shalym
Wizard
shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
shalym's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,059
Karma: 19080000
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New England
Device: KPW 1, 2, and 3, Voyage, Oasis 2, Kindle Fire, Kobo Aura HD, Onyx Lynx
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobertJSawyer View Post
Kobo, I love you, but you've GOT to up your game on your loyalty program. I pay $10 a year to be a "V.I.P." member, and that's supposed to include one free ebook from a select list, but, come on, how about some decent science fiction, nonfiction, or, y'know, something a grown man might want to read? I mean really:

Browse and choose your free Kobo Super Points eBook
The Night Parade doesn't look too bad--granted, I'm not a man, but I am "grown" and I like science fiction. Or were you talking about "manly" military sci-fi? If so, what about Broken Glass?

Either of those would be appealing to me, but again, I'm not a man. Just a woman who likes Science Fiction (and mysteries, and thrillers, and horror, and biographies, and history, and almost anything else I can read)

Shari
shalym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 12:23 PM   #3
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 50,362
Karma: 43488889
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
I agree. The selection is rubbish (overall).
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 01:17 PM   #4
Byrdie
Walking Library
Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 137
Karma: 733972
Join Date: Sep 2012
Device: Kobo H2O, Acer Iconia A1-830, Samsung GalaxyTab 10
Just joined V.I.P. and I am so glad to discover I'm not the only one with this problem. For awhile there I thought I was being too picky, don't suppose there's any hope they'll add more to the pool before my coupon expires?
Byrdie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 01:21 PM   #5
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 50,362
Karma: 43488889
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
And just how does Kobo think that mostly romance books is a good idea?
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 11-22-2017, 01:59 PM   #6
Cinisajoy
Just a Yellow Smiley.
Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Cinisajoy's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,098
Karma: 79607201
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Texas
Device: K4, K5, fire, kobo, galaxy
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
And just how does Kobo think that mostly romance books is a good idea?
Apparently romance readers are the biggest majority of e readers.
Cinisajoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 02:01 PM   #7
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 50,362
Karma: 43488889
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinisajoy View Post
Apparently romance readers are the biggest majority of e readers.
So why do I have to suffer because there are too many bored housewives?
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 02:09 PM   #8
Blossom
Treasure Seeker
Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Blossom's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,142
Karma: 23873264
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St Louis, MO
Device: Kobo HD Glo, 2 Kindle Fire HDs, Nexus 7, 3 Phablets
You think only bored housewives read romance? You are seriously wrong. All kinds of women read romance. I belong to a book club of 5000 women and majority of them are professionals, some are single and some are married.
Some are are retired and some are homemakers. Not bored just like you we enjoy reading but we enjoy reading books with a happily ever after. There's too much ugly in the real world and romance where it always has a happy ending is our escape.

Sent from my XT1528
Blossom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 02:27 PM   #9
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 50,362
Karma: 43488889
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
I can understand some romance being in the selection. But I cannot understand it being mostly romance.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 02:43 PM   #10
koboy
Evangelist
koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koboy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 431
Karma: 3248170
Join Date: May 2014
Device: Kobo Aura, Mini, Touch, Amazon Kindle.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blossom View Post
You think only bored housewives read romance? You are seriously wrong. All kinds of women read romance. I belong to a book club of 5000 women and majority of them are professionals, some are single and some are married.
Some are are retired and some are homemakers. Not bored just like you we enjoy reading but we enjoy reading books with a happily ever after. There's too much ugly in the real world and romance where it always has a happy ending is our escape.

Sent from my XT1528
i completely agree. a well written happy ever after feel good book always puts a on my face.

best wishes koboy
koboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 02:44 PM   #11
Cinisajoy
Just a Yellow Smiley.
Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Cinisajoy's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,098
Karma: 79607201
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Texas
Device: K4, K5, fire, kobo, galaxy
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
So why do I have to suffer because there are too many bored housewives?
Because it is your fault we are bored. You and you alone are solely responsible for housewives being bored.

*PS: I happen to be a domestic engineer and have never been bored.
Well I take that back, but the bored had nothing to do with the house or being a wife.
Cinisajoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 04:08 PM   #12
ottdmk
Guru
ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ottdmk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 824
Karma: 3181972
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Blackberry Playbook, Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70
That reminds me that I haven't gotten around to picking out my free book (picked up a VIP membership on sale a few weeks back.)

If I didn't own it already the Estep book would've been perfect...
ottdmk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 05:50 PM   #13
DNSB
Bibliophagist
DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DNSB's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,785
Karma: 15026934
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Device: Kobo Aura One, Aura H2O, Aura HD, Nexus 7 HD, iPad Air
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
And just how does Kobo think that mostly romance books is a good idea?
Hmmm... because like dead tree books, romance ebooks are the best selling genre?

Not my personal cuppa tea but the wife reads them voraciously.
DNSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 05:59 PM   #14
Cinisajoy
Just a Yellow Smiley.
Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Cinisajoy's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,098
Karma: 79607201
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Texas
Device: K4, K5, fire, kobo, galaxy
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNSB View Post
Hmmm... because like dead tree books, romance ebooks are the best selling genre?

Not my personal cuppa tea but the wife reads them voraciously.
No comment.
Cinisajoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 06:03 PM   #15
DNSB
Bibliophagist
DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DNSB's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,785
Karma: 15026934
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Device: Kobo Aura One, Aura H2O, Aura HD, Nexus 7 HD, iPad Air
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
I can understand some romance being in the selection. But I cannot understand it being mostly romance.
Sometimes, it's hard to tell the difference. Do I classify Bujold's Vorkosigan series as SF or romance? Especially A Civil Campaign: A Comedy of Biology and Manners. Ditto for quite a few other of her books such as Freefall. Even going back quite a few years, Andre Norton's Witch World series comes to mind. Or E. E. "Doc" Smith's books such as the Skylark of Space series.
DNSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kobo launches "Super Points" Loyalty Program Calenorn Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 25 10-14-2015 11:40 AM
Free Book (Kindle/Sony/Kobo/Nook) - Football Genius with Bonus Material koland Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 4 08-09-2011 02:14 PM
Kindle free book: The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones Sneak Peek + Exclusive Bonus greencat Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 0 06-15-2011 07:13 PM
Free Book (Kindle/Sony/Nook/Kobo) 13 Little Blue Envelopes Free with Bonus Material koland Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 6 04-27-2011 04:56 PM
Free Book (Kindle / Nook / Sony) - Great Parents, Lousy Lovers koland Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 1 11-15-2010 08:11 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:24 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.