Buy Direct in Any Quantity
Members of the American Booksellers Association can now order Kobo’s brand-new Glo HD and Aura H2O eReaders and accessories directly from Kobo, with margin, free shipping for orders over $400, and sales tax exemption. The process will also provide serialization of devices to affiliate with the purchasing store prior to shipping.
Orders will be placed through a new corporate site and each store will need a new password to access it.
Booksellers interested in buying direct should e-mail Kobo’s Catherine Villar and ABA’s Meg Smith. E-mails should include the store name, city and state, and the name and e-mail address of the person authorized to purchase devices and accessories. Only one e-mail address per store will be authorized.
New Copy and Images Available for Kobo Pages on Bookstore Websites
New content and other resources to update and streamline the Kobo webpages on bookstore websites have been added to the Kobo section of Designs and Downloads on BookWeb.org. Booksellers with questions about how to use these resources can contact ABA Technology Director Greg Galloway.
Reminder: Super Points Loyalty Program
Kobo recently introduced the new loyalty program Kobo Super Points, through which Kobo customers instantly earn points with every eBook and magazine purchase they make online or with Kobo’s free reading app. Points can be redeemed from a catalog of more than one million titles across a variety of genres.
Customers automatically begin receiving Super Points when they sign in to their Kobo accounts and make a purchase. To kick off the launch, Kobo is rewarding each of its top 25,000 readers with 2,500 Super Points, starting them off with enough points to claim their first gift. Customers can access the Kobo Super Points member page at www.kobo.com/kobosuperpoints.
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