Kobo Touch Buyers Offered One Free E-Book Every Month

December 5, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

These days, almost all are tablets are manufactured with e-book support due to the increased popularity in e-readers. With such an initiative unleashed, the Amazon Kindles, the Apple iPads and the Nook Tablets have brought about much worry to the folks at Kobo.

As if getting on to combat mode, the company has now come up with a plan to attract more users to their devices.

Kobo has decided to offer regular free e-books for customers who purchase a Kobo Touch via the Kobo 2012 Book Club. After signing up to receive Kobo e-mail offers, on or before March 31, the Kobo Touch owners will get a free e-book every month.

The e-book list includes those from publishers such as e-Reads, F+W Media, Gooseberry Patch, Harvard Business Review Press, Kensington and New Word City— and self-published authors Blake Crouch, J.A. Konrath, Shayna Krishnasamy and Phyllis Smallman.

Kobo will give the choice of selecting the free e-books from the list. For January, they are offering: Pride and Prejudice: The Wild and Wanton Edition (F+W), HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On Managing People (Harvard Business Review Press) and Star Wars Vs. Star Trek (F+W).

Compared with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, the Kobo Book Club allows members to keep books for free without any borrowing schemes.

Recognizing the small list of books and lesser choice they offer, Kobo has also promised to expand the library by including more publishers in the coming days.

Here is a small refresher on the $129.99 Kobo Touch, in case you have missed our earlier reports on the device. The e-reader sports a 6-inchPearlhigh contrast E-Ink display, Freescale 508 processor, 2GB inbuilt memory expandable up to 32GB via SD card slot and USB and Wi-Fi connectivity options.

The 185g device that measures 4.5 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches is being offered in Lilac, Blue, Silver and Black hues. We also hear that the Kobo Touch is now available at Amazon stores for a discounted $99.99.

Is anyone interested in the Kobo’s Touch and their free e-books? Tell us why you plan to go for them?

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