Well, look who finally decided that this whole ebook-ereader thing just might be more than a fad. Its our friends at Borders Books. It was announced yesterday that Borders and Kobo would join together to produce a Kobo-branded ebook store, as well as an ereader device. Kobo is an electronic download service that was spun-off from the Canadian book seller Indigo Books & Music Inc. Kobo will also supply an ebook store for Indigo. Borders is stressing that they want their ebooks to be able to be read on any device, from a PC to even a Nook. Kobo, which is due to start-up in February, has 2 million ebooks for sale and another 1.8 million for free. No date has been given for the release for the ereader.
All I can say is “Its about time!!!” Seriously, Borders watched all the Kindle success, and then all the buzz from the Nook. I even offered to be the mediator between them and Sony. So, I am glad they decided to jump in, since I tend to spend most of my money with them. Although, I am still a paper book kind of girl; it doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t consider an ereader if the right device came along.