All Kobo Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2019
On offer at bargain 98p and 99p price until 5th June. "A dark and twisty delight" - Peterborough Telegraph
Calibre is one of THE best softwares I've had in decades..
I think Calibre is a good example of how to design an interface with all the non-essential options and settings kept 1or 2 levels down from the main menu buttons which are pretty intuitive.
How good and even is the light on this? I have a Kindle Paperwithe 7th gen that will not connect to the computer :( It’s not the port or cable as a Kindle keyboard, Nook Glowwhite and another e reader connect ok, same port same cable. Heat added.
There's nothing wrong with the Calibre interface, it just needs a small amount of time and effort to learn how to make use of the huge amount of things it can do.
Sounds good thats a annoying bit with the kobo touch with it not allways registering the presses and isn't the fastest. I have used calibre from the start with my kobo it's worked well for me everything converted or already in epub for me.
Sounds a bit like the plot of Total Recall, a V. I. Warshawski detective novel by Sara Paretsky then two films, the first great, the second version... not! Anyone read both and can say before I splurge ??
But no relation to the TV series ( sadly canned)
Excellent book, just finished it
Love these 0.99 book offers. Got some great sci fi books from these. Heat
City and the Stars is his best imo. Hot tho...
If you get the Kindle edition you can add the audible to most of these very cheaply
Superb book. Every sci-fi fan should read this.
Try and not read it in one sitting, the twist at the end, if I can call it that, is brilliant.
I already has it. But haven't read it yet.
Heat! You can do more than read books with one of these: http://gethighstayhigh.co.uk/
Once you go 7 inches plus you can’t go back
Got it. Looks decent. Nothing special above my kindle 2nd edition... but wanted more freedom or light during the night. Still needs refinement of software and plastics feel really cheap...
Thanks OP I have an older Kobo here & Pocket works great with it. Heat from me ;)
Heat! Same price at Argos also
Thanks for all replying. Doing research shows there are ways to transfer kindle books to Kobo. I think will go for it. Hot
You can borrow books from your library with a kobo
Think I realised what I've done I've loaded PDFs onto it, I must have converted every single book to pdf and although ok they are not great to read as the text isn't that unjustable on a pdf. converted them to epub and now I can play with the different fonts and sizes and makes it alot more enjoyable to read from.
Difficult to say whether it's a problem given you've not owned an reader previously. Ereaders in general are slower to refresh compared to other technologies however the page turns on this device are quick, certainly no slower than a Kindle. Have you tried a book purchased from the store? It's maybe possible that the stuttering could be caused by the way the books have been converted? Try Calibre again perhaps, otherwise get in touch with Kobo and ask for an exchange in case it is a dud device. Retailers such as John Lewis and Currys will have Kindles in store if you want to compare the page turns between the devices.
Shouldn't lag, my Kobo Aura from 3 years ago swipes fine. You updated the firmware by WiFi? How many books did you load onto it?
hows everyone getting on with there kobo, i got mine today, ive loaded some books, i actually a bit disappointed ive not owned a ereader before but its a bit slow and stutters from page to page. is this just the way the are, im tempted by maybe the kindle would be the better option, maybe im expecting too much
waiting on delivery of mine. ive converted all my kindles using another up as i couldnt work out the calibre so i havent found if this new program worked, when i try it i will report back as it was free and literally a drag and drop
Compared to the book even below average
Is this the t.v show with James purefoy in?
This is a very very good book / series. Far superior to the TV show. Heated.
Felt the book was far superior to the tv show. Much more of a noir detective story. Plus the sister being basically a ninja??? Paid about £10 for this 5 years ago... Grr...
Fan of his since watching The Killing. Robocop remake was OK. Found the Netflix transition of this very good and refreshing
Not yet. Although the touchscreen sometimes becomes unresponsive and responds only after a really firm wipe with a cloth! Also, there is battery drain after a charge unless you power it down then restart it.
had any random page turnings yet? where suddenly it jumps about 20 pages really quickly? seen a few others mention it as well
It's the standard size screen ,for e readers ,same size as the kindle paperwhite.
Is a 6" screen large enough for reading comfortably from? Is that not only slightly larger than a normal phone screen these days?
Is this where they keep old Ford's? Lol
Rakuten took our movie credits back so I’ll get a free Audiobook (lol)
Free again just now.
Thank you, I have ordered this book and the one above for my Kindle.
Sassy demi-goddesses are the best kind tbh
Paranormal romance? It’ll put the willies up you :D
Cheers mate (highfive) You have a good day
You can always Post some deals yourself if you prefer them in a different format ! (mad) I posted it this way so people can go through & browse themselves, but more importantly - they can keep using the link to see what new deals have been added each month (& now they are aware about the monthly kindle deals & do there own search each month)
Post particularly good books as individual posts please, cheers mate.
Free Kindle books here https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-books-for-kindle-3038653#comment-35078167
You read a lot of them I take it from that comment ?
Just look at WH Smith's, it's shelves stacked with mummy porn and to a lesser extent crime thrillers. It's what sells I guess. Perhaps middle aged women read the most. I've seen plenty of good Kindle deals though, and bought lots recently. Lots of Fantasy deals, some sci fi, business and self improvement books. And it's not like Smith's where it's a struggle to find what you want.
Kindle's deals seem to be 90% crime and romance tripe 10% History (which is my thing) and war books (some are VERY good, most aren't) Crime and romance must be their subjects they make their bucks from
Kindle monthly deals here, mainly 99p i think ! https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kindle-monthly-deals-many-different-tiltles-genre-3038813
One day robots that want to play God will pick up this book and get really confused.
Not in the UK - unless they've recently updated the policy. You can in the US/on Amazon.com if you have 1-click ordering switched on (I don't because they kept trying to charge me postage on items that were eligible for free delivery).
Can you gift kindle books?
Love the radio show and a good price, heat
Great radio show, will give his a try. Thanks.
Yes. Good point. Most but not all of my Nook purchases moved to Sainsburies but I don’t think any moved to Kobo but then I’d already read them. I consider it like most of my paper book purchases. Once I read a paper book it usually goes to a charity shop so it’s ‘lost’ to me anyway.
To gavin1. I agree what you wrote about ebooks from Kobo, Nook, etc besides Amazon. What I wrote was trying to challenge any assumptions people make when buying ebooks. Its seems to me when 'buying' (leasing) an ebook, I struggle with who really owns who. But, some people, because of convenience and simplicity, choose to give up that right of ownership.
Its still a few more steps, and not as easy as a Kindle, but then thats a selling point for Amazon the ease of use, and also importat to Amazon that Kindle user can easily buy more from them.
To be fair the same applies to books bought from Kobo, or any other ebook store. We have a pair of Nooks as well as my kindle, and when Barnes and Noble left the UK so did any way to easily buy books, Our Nook accounts moved to Sainsburies, and the to Kobo. There is pretty much no support from Kobo, and there no way to purchase and load books onto it over the Wifi, only by copying them over by USB, and Kobo too use DRM for some titles.
Calibre does automate the process. I find it painless.
My nook simple touch battery is now draining very quickly. Didn't know you could change the battery so I'll have a look. I love the buttons on either side and the touch. Not looking forward to if it completely konks out.
You used to be able to put Android on the old Nook Easy Touch ereader. Not sure if that project is still going though
I could do with an android eink just for books. It would make my life easier. I bought an amazon 7 tablet in thier recent sale and use play books on it to sync between my account on my phone. This is the best and least hassle free way for me at the moment.
No, but you can install software on Kobo called KOReader which offers better handling of pdfs (zooming in etc) Yes! The Glo HD has a screen resolution of 1448x1072 compared to Kobo Touch and Touch 2.0's 800x600. Worth the extra cost IMO.
Ad. No epub files - I might be wrong but I think that for some time now, there's a tool available on Amazon website that allows you to transfer .epub files onto your Kindle. Will advise the link layer of I'm able to find it. Ad. Forced ads - all it took on my side was to chat with a guy through Amazon chat and he's taken the ads away free of charge :) Additionally, there's an easy way to convert .epub files into .mobi through Calibre or even various websites (Granted that the quality of the converted book is not always the best i.e. empty lines between each paragraphs), anD I imagine it's a lot easier to get refund for a faulty unit from Amazon than from Kobo?
In many ways Kobo ereaders are much better value and can do more for the same or lower price. Amazon Kindles use a closed ecosystem which does not natively support .epub files which are the most common type of book format. Instead is uses .mobi and other proprietary book formats. Similar to Apple with their .ibook files. Not saying Kindles are not good or not worth it but just saying there are better and cheaper options out there. Also yes the Kindle Paperwhite has been as low as £80 BUT still includes special offers (forced ads).
How's that compared to the latest version of Kindle Paperwhite? I would've thought that because they need to compete with much more recognised brand on the market, their prices would be lower, but you can get new Paperwhite for £80 quite often with Amazon discount codes.
Looks good ..and good copied info