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Subject: Kobo bookstore and the Nook
Date Posted: 3/5/2011 2:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2006
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Ok, now I feel stupid. But I figure I'm not the only one, so posting in case it helps anyone else.

I thought Kobo was the name of the ereader by Borders. Which it is. I did not realize, however, that kobobooks.com is a completely seperate website that sells books compatible with not only the Kobo reader carried by Borders but other places (in Canada, I believe) that sell the Kobo. And books purchased there will load onto a Nook with no issues. I tried it with a freebie and it went in just like any other book purchased somewhere other than B&N.

I'm such a rookie.

Date Posted: 3/5/2011 5:28 PM ET
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Hmmm, I didn't know that either!! Thanks.

But then I've only had my nook color since Christmas.

Date Posted: 3/5/2011 6:06 PM ET
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Knew Kobo was also providing books for Literati eReaders...  Didnt know was owned by B&N  thought Kobo was in Canada!  HUMMMM  

Date Posted: 3/5/2011 6:35 PM ET
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No, Kobo is not owned by B&N. It is in Canada and their books will load onto a Nook by sideloading through the Adobe Editions software. It's a whole 'nother outlet for ebooks outside of B&N.

Date Posted: 3/5/2011 9:53 PM ET
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I like Kobo, they often offer coupons.

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 1:09 AM ET
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Thanks Nancy!  I get sooo confused duh to me LOL

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 1:28 PM ET
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I figured this out this week as well.  Nice have to have places to try :)