UK eBook lovers now have access to a new store offering almost two millions titles in the open ePub eBook format for instant download.
kobobooks.com offers titles from Random House, Penguin, Bloomsbury, Simon & Schuster and Faber and is described as “an eReading service for smartphones, tablets, netbooks, laptops and eReaders.”
The service uses a cloud-based platform to allow users to access books on multiple devices which it also keeps in sync.
In a blog post, Michael Tamblyn, Kobo’s Executive Vice President of content, sales and merchandising, says the firm was focussed “on assembling the world’s best catalogue of content for our readers and delivering a fantastic purchasing and reading experience on any device a customer chooses.”
As well as offering bestseller titles from £8.99 the service is working with the Independent Publishers Guild to include titles from regional and independent publishers.
Kobo mobile device apps can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store, BlackBerry AppWorld, Palm Pre App Catalog and Android Marketplace.