Jump to content
Kobo & Kindle / Amazon account compatibility
4 replies to this topic
Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:46 PM
Hi knowledgable people,
My husband was given a Kobo Touch ereader today for his birthday. I have had a kindle for a fair while and therefore have an amazon account with some books on it he would like to read.
Before I take the Kobo out of its box, can someone tell me if it is possible to link the Kobo to my amazon account so he can get the already purchased books on it. And if not, where do you buy the kobo books from?
Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:16 PM
No, you can't link the kindle books to the Kobo - Amazon make their ebooks in a format that can only be read by the Kindle ereader. The Kobo reads the Epub format, which is a generic format across the ebook industry.
If you decide to keep the Kobo, he can get books from the following:
Google Play Books
Books on Board
Some of these stores such as Kobo Books and Books on Board offer specials periodically such as 30 - 40% off. Google for coupon codes before purchasing to see if there are any offers open.
Also have him check out his local library - many libraries now lend out ebooks in Epub formats for free via their websites. Our local library happens to have an excellent collection but not all public libraries may be of the same quality.
He would either download these books via the wifi or via his PC using Adobe Editions which can be downloaded for free.
Edited by Henndigo, 31 January 2013 - 02:21 PM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:35 PM
Thanks for all that info Henndigo. I'll see what he wants to do. I'll have to check out our library too as that would be great to be able to borrow.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:39 PM
Calibre is an awesome free program which converts ebooks.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:48 PM
Another vote for calibre to convert ebooks to different formats. You may need to remove the DRM on books you have bought - you need to install the plugins to do that in calibre. And after you've done that, share your books like crazy between your devices.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!
A shopping centre escalator needed to be pulled apart to free a toddler's trapped hand.
Is it weird to say that I am secretly thrilled to find that my daughter Edie has nits?
Well, it's actually 13-12-14 to us over here. But still, Clare Elizabeth Keane's consecutive numerical birth time is pretty special.
We can't live in fear. This post is about Christmas and how at this time we should be celebrating life and grateful for what we have: our loved ones who we cherish fiercely.
Everyone will love your baby but your baby may not be so happy to be passed around a lot of new people - nor may you want to feed with an audience.
There are pros and cons to this policy.
Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.
It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.
A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.
The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.
These twin girls will no doubt have fun fooling people in years to come, but nobody will be as confused as baby Landon.
Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.
After bathing and dressing her three-month-old son, Amanda had a rare moment alone with her baby.
I feel that almost every day, someone in my life - be they a friend, family member or complete stranger - feels the need to excuse my behaviour as I have other things on my mind.
A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.
Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.
In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A young mum is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body 'from the inside-out'.
If he doesn't change his mind, all I can hope is that I will. It would be a waste to spend the rest of my marriage mourning a baby that never was.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
One mother's futile attempt to sleep in caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.
While we all like to imagine the holiday season as being a fun, loving and bonding experience; often our reality is quiet different.
The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women cancelling medical appointments - and now weight-shaming has happened to me.
As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.
Contrary to popular belief, making it past the seven-year mark doesn't mean your marriage will be smooth sailing from there on.
We teach kids it’s okay to say no if they don’t feel safe, so why do some parents force their children to climb in to Santa's lap?
I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.
Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.
I'm the first to admit that when I used to see tiny babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought "Hmm, lazy parenting." And now I apologise.
Imagine meeting your double at a school sports event, or regularly being mistaken for someone you haven't met. Separated twins Margaret and Joy tell their story.
As Sydney grieves the loss of Sydney siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, reports have suggested that both died as heroes.
How many weeks til Christmas?
Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.