Booksellers can now visit BookWeb to access the price list for all Kobo eReaders and accessories available for direct purchasing through Kobo (a username and password are required to access the document).
Last month, Kobo began offering members of the American Booksellers Association the opportunity to order the 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 also provides serialization of devices to affiliate with the purchasing store prior to shipping.
Purchases made directly with Kobo are placed through a new corporate site; each bookstore needs 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 content and resources are available in the Kobo section of Designs & Downloads on BookWeb to help booksellers update and streamline the Kobo pages on their store websites. Stores that have updated their Kobo content are asked to e-mail ABA’s Meg Smith.
Bookstores not currently participating in the Kobo eReading program can click here to find out how to join. Questions and comments about all things Kobo-related are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.