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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 20 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Kobo eReader Touch Edition 15.2 cm (6) 2GB black (Personal Computers)
The Kobo is quicker and more responsive then the Sony and Kindle. (I have all three: the Sony is old and the Kindle a gift.) The Kobo is the most intuitive and easy to use. Buying books from any ebook site (except Amazon) is a easy and fast and I don't have any problems downloading. Of course, books for the Kobo can then be read on any other ebook reader should one wish to move to a different make in the future. I was thankful that I bought a Sony a few years ago because not being tied into a manufacturer has paid off.
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Initial post: 14 Dec 2012 08:09:02 GMT
Thanks for this review as a newcomer to this kind of device I was wondering if you were tied
to certain book suppliers.Good to know you can purchase from a wide range of ebook suppliers.
Do you know why you cant purchase ebooks from Amazon?
Thanks again

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2012 14:37:33 GMT
A reader says:
The Kobo uses the epub format, which is pretty much the standard for most e-readers and most UK libraries also use epub (or PDF format - which the Kobo also handles very well indeed). You can't buy ebooks from Amazon for use on non-Kindle e-readers because they have their own proprietary digital rights encoding. They even put in on Kindle books that are otherwise availalable DRM-free from the publishers for other ebook formats - which means you can't even buy these books from Amazon and then convert with Calibre to epub! So stick to e-readers which use the epub format (Kobo, Sony, Nook etc.)

Posted on 19 Jan 2013 14:43:31 GMT
I purchased a Kobo Touch today and after reading your review was wondering where you can download ebooks from as you said you can purchase from a wide range of ebook suppliers other than kobobooks?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 08:29:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2013 08:51:41 GMT
Hi there try entering ebooks or free ebooks in Google..that should get you started Also try mediacorp and makeuseof

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2013 07:36:16 GMT
Ok thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 07:28:28 BDT
I mostly buy from Waterstones and Kobo (because it used to be WHSmith). I find that books from Kobo should be downloaded as Adobe EPUB and not Kobo EPUB. They do something silly and they won't work on other devices. I think now that Nook are in the UK, they may offer books, but I haven't investigated.
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