Kobo E Books: Save 20% Off Your First Book


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I just recently got myself a Kobo, an amazing deal for a refurb that Patsy had posted.  I registered for Kobo and they offer 20% off your first e book.  This will save me a few bucks.  They also have lots of free books and cheap reads.  Is there any cheap reads you’ve come across that you would recommend to a newbie?  So far i’m loving the Kobo.  I had some misconceptions about the screen and stuff and was quite pleased after I read my first ebook. (Read Smut written by Chealsea Handler)


10 responses to “Kobo E Books: Save 20% Off Your First Book”

  1. TheLikelyWinner says:

    I also bought one, probably in the same sale. It is not my first ebook, and I found it substantially inferior to the Sony Reader I had 3 years ago.

    How can it have only one button for changing pages? If you don’t change settings it can take 1 minute to read a book if the Kobo is in sleep mode, which is unacceptable. The buttons on the left are pressed often if you hold it with your left hand. Also a lot of other small complaints.

    And despite all that, it is still more expensive new than the kindle. Simply ridiculous.

  2. Rachel says:

    I also got the refurbished Kobo that was mentioned on this site and I am very pleased with it. It would be nice if it had WiFi, but for the price it is awesome. Unfortunately, I already registed at Kobo, so I don’t think that I can benefit from this offer. Sorry, I don’t have any recommendations as I am new to this too, but loving it. So many cheap or free books. I wonder if you can use other sites, like Amazon. If someone knows, let me know.

  3. Jessica says:

    I got the refurbished Kobo as well and it serves it’s purpose well for me. Rachel you can load books onto your Kobo from any source if you download the program Adobe digital editions, it’s free to download. As long as it’s a file type Kobo supports you can even swap books with friends or download online and upload them to your kobo!

  4. Vicki says:

    Don’t forget to use the facilities at the public library. They will let you download books to your kobo for free. It’s just you have to read them within two weeks or they “disappear”.

  5. Megan says:

    I was wondering how long it took to receive the refurbished Kobos? I ordered one 2 weeks ago and it still hasn’t shipped. Is this normal?

    Thanks for posting about registering! I’ll make sure to use that deal when it arrives.

  6. greny says:

    check promo codes. they have codes that they email you weekly. also google kobo online codes and there is ususally a list that saves you up to 35%

  7. cathy says:

    Rachel, you can buy books from anywhere BUT Amazon. I’m not sure exactly which file formats Kobo supports now other than epub (I admit I lost interest in the Kobo when it was first release – my older Sony model does much more) but as epub is the industry standard for ebooks you can pretty much go to any online bookstore to shop.

    If you do want to get a book at Amazon (ie. if the book isn’t available anywhere else or it’s so cheap it’s worth it) then you can download the Kindle app to read the book on your iPhone, Touch or PC (or other smart phones, I think.) If you want to load a book from Amazon onto your Kobo then you have to break the DRM and convert it to epub.

  8. Andrea says:

    There are quite a few sites that offer free ebooks – even brand new ones. I downloaded a brand new book that was just released yesterday and it was already available today! I have a Kindle but some of the books let you download all formats.

  9. Rachel says:

    Thanks to those who left the helpful tips 🙂

  10. Edite Carlos says:

    My favorite site for free ebooks is gutenburg dot org. So many free ebooks and more added daily.

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