Friday, November 30, 2012

Break out of the amazon jail!

The Regulator is now selling Kobo e-books and Kobo's state of the art e-book readers.

In the international e-book market, Kobo (a Canadian company) are #1 in places like France, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands, and they are #2 in the U.K. They currently have more than 10 million registered users in 190 countries, and one of the largest e-book stores in the world, with more than 3 million books, newspapers, and magazines.

Kobo’s Read Freely philosophy supports an open platform that ensures that people actually own the books they buy and are never locked to one device or service (unlike amazon’s e-books and their kindles). Kobo offers free eReading apps so people can read anytime, anyplace, from a device they already own—be it an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or phone, Mac, PC, Nook, or any Kobo eReader.

Now is the time to break out of the amazon jail! Why use a device that locks you down to “buying” all your e-books from one place? (You wouldn’t buy a DVD player that that would only play DVDs that you bought from one place. So what are you doing with that kindle?).

Our prices and our devices are competitive. You can read digitally and shop locally. You can actually own the e-books you buy.

We still like real books the best. But for those of you reading digitally, our advice is:  Get out of jail! Read Freely! And Shop Local, y’all.

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