Christmas with a Kobo?

 

the koboWith the festive season just around the corner you might be interested to know that a serious contender to the Amazon Kindle has entered the market. WHSmiths are now selling the Kobo.

From what I understand the Kobo is a Canadian piece of kit, and for the longest time you couldn’t buy it in the UK. But now you can, and any books you fancy the look of at the WHSmith online bookstore can be downloaded onto it directly.

What’s more, just like the Kindle, you don’t actually need a Kobo device to read Kobo-books. You can download the FREE Kobo app for virtually any smartphone or computing device and access your Kobo library that way.

I don’t mind admitting that when I found out about the Kobo I panicked – just a little. I wasn’t 100% sure whether How To Do Everything and Be Happy was available to Kobonians, in Kobonia, which meant there would be people out there for who Boxing Day would only ever be something that happens once a year. Those same people might be walking around making lists of things they might do before they ‘kick the bucket’ (rather than NOW). And let’s not even get into the absence of proper Wish List / Goal Planning activities – that, quite frankly, just didn’t bear thinking about. But I needn’t have worried. Enter ‘Manty67’ and her blog ‘Life and Other Things’ at manty67.blogspot.com.

Manty is – so far as I know – my first Kobo reader. And judging by her blog she thoroughly enjoyed my book. She even describes herself as a follower.

I have followers.
Me.
{Gulp!}

It’s a fun blog. I particularly like Manty’s Trophy Board, and the amusing piece about her first Boxing Day. Hope the next one goes better, Manty.

But I digress.

The important point here is that – YES, How To Do Everything and Be Happy is available for the Kobo, whether you live in Kobonia or anywhere else. Right now.
And you can download it here.