Welcome US and Canadian Reader Store Customers!
Kobo is excited to offer you the best possible reading experience!
Starting in late March, you’ll be able to transfer your Reader Store eBooks to a Kobo library. This means you can continue to download, store and read your eBooks on your Sony device and on any Kobo app or device.
In the coming weeks, you’ll also be able to buy eBooks at the Kobo Store from your Reader desktop software application and directly from specific* Wi-Fi Readers from Sony.
What does this mean for me?
- In late March, you will receive an email from Reader Store with information on how to transfer your eBooks from Sony to a Kobo account. Whether you’re new to Kobo, or already have an account, you’ll have one centralized library for your eBooks. Get more info »
- In addition, if you complete the transfer by May 31, 2014, any Reader Store credits in your account will transfer to your Kobo account. Get more info »
- You’ll have access to the Kobo Store’s 4 million titles!
Kobo is one of the world’s fastest growing eReader services and believes consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device. Offering 4 million eBooks, magazines and comics to millions of customers in 190 countries, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page turn away.
*Sony Readers PRS-T1, PRS-T2, and PRS-T3
When will my eBooks from Reader Store transfer over to my Kobo library?
In late March, Sony will send you an email with instructions on how to transfer your library to Kobo. At this point, you’ll create a new Kobo account (or sign in with an existing one) using the link included in the email.
Because this link is associated with your Reader Store account, your eBooks will automatically transfer to your Kobo library. Be sure not to share this link with anyone else!
Are all of my eBooks from Reader Store going to transfer to my Kobo library?
Most of the Reader Store catalogue is available in the Kobo Store, so there are very few eBooks that won’t transfer to your Kobo library. For those that don’t, you can re-download them directly from your Reader Store account by following the instructions here.
I already have a Kobo account – can I combine my libraries before the end of March?
No, you’ll have to wait until Sony sends you a personalized link.
Will my magazines continue showing up in my Kobo account?
Reader Store magazine subscriptions are not included in the library transfer. You can see Kobo’s selection of magazines here.
Can I continue using Sony's Reader and apps to buy eBooks?
In late May, you’ll have access to the millions of titles in the Kobo Store right on your Wi-Fi Reader (PRS-T1, PRS-T2, and PRS-T3) from Sony and Sony’s Reader for PC/Mac software. Until then, you can purchase new titles at kobo.com and then sync your Reader to see the eBooks in your library.
Please note that Reader PRS-900 and PR-950 will not have direct access to the Kobo Store.
I have a Reader Store gift certificate/pre-paid gift card/coupon. Will Kobo honor it?
The credit balance in your Reader Store account will automatically appear in your Kobo account when you transfer. Reader Store coupons will not apply to purchases in the Kobo Store.
Will my Wishlist transfer over?
Unfortunately, Reader Store Wishlists will not appear in your Kobo account.
But I’ve placed a pre-order! Will I receive the eBook in my Kobo account?
Any existing pre-orders will appear in your Reader Store library before the end of March. You’ll be able to put in new pre-orders with Kobo for any eBooks coming out after that.
Can I keep using my Reader from Sony to read eBooks, or will I need to get a Kobo eReader?
You can continue using your Reader to enjoy your favorite reads, and soon, you’ll have access to 4 million eBooks in the Kobo Store.
Can I continue using the Sony’s Reader app to read, or do I need to download the Kobo app?
For the best Kobo reading and shopping experience, you can download one of our mobile apps here after you transfer to Kobo. If you like to read on your PC or Mac, you can continue to do so with Sony’s Reader for PC/Mac software or use the Kobo Desktop App for Mac or PC.
My Reader uses 3G to connect to Reader Store - will I still be able to use 3G to connect to Kobo?
The 3G connection to Reader Store on your PRS-900 or PRS-950 will be discontinued in late April. Starting in late March, Sony’s Reader for PC/Mac software will feature the Kobo Store. You can use this software to transfer new titles via USB to your Reader from Sony.
Will I still be able to see the notes and highlights I’ve made in my eBooks from Sony?
No, existing notes and highlights will not appear after the transfer; however, you can always make new notes and highlights in the Kobo reading experience.
What will happen to my collections in Reader Store?
Collections in Reader Store will not be available in the Kobo reading experience.