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Replacing Kobo Aura HD get another Kobo or a kindle?

Oops. Dropped my Kobo aura HD on the floor. Screen isn't working right, so now I'm in the market for a new ereader. I use it almost daily. I use calibre to organize and load my books. My library uses overdrive, so compatibility with that would be a must. I've been happily using this for almost 6 years, so I don't know what the competition is out there.
Tags: Books, Kobo, Which one should I buy

kindle 4 or Kobo touch

Hi, I am desperate to buy an e-reader. Unfortunately, there's no official reseller here and Amazon/ebay doesn't ship to my country either. I have been looking at used e-readers, most of them are basic kindle. I found one deal, One is kindle 4 and other is kobo touch. I was supposed to buy one today and I was gonna go with kindle 4 but I realized I had overlooked one feature. I want to be able to read math textbooks on ereader aswell. When I posed this question, apparently I got negative feedb...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Kobo, Which one should I buy

Can't read Kobo database

My Forma updated to the 4.14.12777 firmware over the weekend. Now when I try to connect my Forma I get the following error: calibre, version 3.42.0 WARNING: Failed: Kobo database version unsupported - See details Your Kobo is running an updated firmware/database version. As calibre does not know about this updated firmware, database editing is disabled, to prevent corruption. You can still send books to your Kobo with calibre, but deleting books and managing collections is disabled. If you a...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Kobo, Your Kobo

Sudden issues with kobo, epubor, and Calibre

I have been using epubor to remove drm from my Kobo (I have the Kobo Forma) books since November without any problems whatsoever. Now, all of a sudden, it doesn’t work. I have the latest updates to epubor. I have been in contact with epubor and they have not been able to help me. They want to link to my computer now. I am not comfortable with that so told them I will just buy my books from Amazon. (I have an old Kindle keyboard that works with epubor without fail, as does the Kindle for PC ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo

Trouble accessing server from Kobo with password protection enabled

I’ve got the Calibre server running and accessible over my local network. My iPad, iPhone, and Macs can access it just fine. The problem comes when I try to use my kobo ereaders to access the server. The username and password prompt never appears on screen. The page remains blank. With password and username *disabled*, the kobo browser can access the Calibre server and download ebooks with no issues. I’ve seen people in the kobo forms mention that the server works fine for them, but I’m wonder...
Tags: Books, Server, Kobo

What are the downsides to enabling advanced for side loaded fonts?

Kobo's software has gotten better and better over the years, like giving us the ability to turn header and footer on and off for kepubs. At this point, the only patches I use are to enable ligatures in kepub and the 'Freedom to Advanced Font Controls' Now, I understand that perhaps enabling ligatures by default makes things slower, judging by the options of optimizing speed or legibility (though I do wish ligatures were the default. They make the page look better). But what are the potential ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo

$10 Off Your First Ebook or Audiobook at Kobo/Rakuten/Walmart.

. . . . the content of the message on a popup ad when about to look at an audiobook at Kobo/Rakuten/Walmart. I suppose that this popup will appear for anyone, from anywhere (in the U.S., at least), navigating from any I.P. However, I was going to look at the audiobook on this webpage. The popup popped up on both Chrome and Firefox. So, if you don't get the popup, try navigating to
Tags: Books, Walmart, Kobo, Kobo Rakuten Walmart

Kobo Arc7 hd and fixing

Hi everyone, I am new here today. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if my ereader above that was given to me by a friend is kaput. I got in touch with Kobo help this morning and two people had me download a program and try to get the ereader to get past where I have to give the WiFi name and password. The reader will not accept what I put it, it says cannot connect to WiFi. A person at Kobo told me that this reader is no longer any good and I need to hear from professionals such as you al...
Tags: Books, Kobo Tablets, Kobo

Indigo Canada Deals of the Week: 40% Off Kids’ Summer Must Haves + 25% Off Beach Towels, Water Bottles & More

Indigo Canada has released their new deals of the week and there are many great finds such as: 30% off LOL Surprise 40% off kids summer must haves $20 off Kobo $24.50 beach reader when you spend $30 (reg. $49.50) 25% off audio up to 60% off clearance toys, decor and more  and more  Click here to begin shopping at Indigo Chapters Canada.
Tags: Shopping, Canada, Indigo, Kobo, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Discount Coupons Canada, Indigo Canada

Kernel features missing/disabled ?

So, I've been playing a bit with the Kobo kernel, running through the config I found that the original is compiled without 'netfilter' needed for a firewall. :angry: Are there any other features missing that one would find in a common default kernel ?
Tags: Books, Kobo Developer's Corner, Kobo

Kobo Forma Database Error

Hi, I am really hoping someone can help me. I have a Kobo Forma. When I first got it I had no problem updating the metadata on it from calibre. Now when I try to I get an error every time. The error says: calibre, version 3.42.0 WARNING: Failed: Kobo database version unsupported - See details Your Kobo is running an updated firmware/database version. As calibre does not know about this updated firmware, database editing is disabled, to prevent corruption. You can still send books to your ...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Kobo, Your Kobo

Clara HD Anyone bought or opened up their Kobo Clara HD recently?

Kobo Clara HD has a known backlight bleed issue as seen on attached pic taken from previous Clara threads which can be fix from this helpful video. I'm travelling to Montreal soon and looking to get the Clara HD from Indigo store. 1. For those who purchased in 2019, does it still have the backlight bleed issue? 2. If you opened up to change SD card, did Kobo install foam on the sides now or only at the bottom still? Attac...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Montreal, Kobo, Kobo Clara

do not support

When trying to send to device Kobo says no support. But after synching it works although it says again no support. Why?
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo

Forma forma usb connector?

What is this socket on the side of the Forma? It is a bit wider on one side so I thought it should work with the older USB cord I've been using, Micro-B, which it sort of does but the connection is unstable and Windows makes the disconnect and connect sounds several times while it's connected. Then I looked at the USB cable that came with the Forma and it's not wider on one side, and it looks like the newer USB. But I have a newer USB-C cable and that connector on it is wider than the Kobo's. ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Micro USB AB

Kobo reader app for Android not importing from calibre

Hi all, I have had this recurring problem with a few books. I plug in my Samsung Tab A (2016) in. Call up calibre and then transferred this book to the tablet. Unplugged it; opened Kobo reader for Android, imported the book. At first the book didn't show up. Then it did but it tells me it's already available in the library. When I search for it, it doesn't show up. I go to the micro SD card and it's there as well. When I click on it I get ...
Tags: Books, Samsung, Devices, Kobo

Forma Newbie has questions - Please help

Hello all, I am a non-techie using a Kobo for the first time - a Kobo Forma. I am generally happy with my Kobo, however the navigation annoys me. Particularly, the fact that I need 4 clicks to to access the browser. That's why I'm looking for a way to access the browser directly from the Home screen. I have been reading here and there about software that can be installed on Kobo and about patches, but found nothing promising and, anyway, most goes over my head. I have 2 questions that I h...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Kobo Forma

Metadata in Kobo? Language of books

Hi, I can't "properly" define language of books for Kobo ereaders (latest firmware). All my books are described as "English" in "View Details" option. But all of them are Polish and Polish is defined as book's language in EPUB's metadata. It does not difference between EPUB and KEPUB (converted by Calibre). Is there any chance to define/recognize Polish books for/by Kobo ereaders? :help: Best regards Cyfranek
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, KEPUB

Remove Calibre tags from my Kobo, using Calibre?

Hey all, I have my Kobo set to make tags in Calibre into collections on the device. It works beautifully. But I've noticed in Calibre I'll see something like 'Action & Adventure' and 'Action and Adventure' which makes two different collections on the Kobo. I've updated the tags in Calibre, removing esoteric ones I don't care about like Adoption. But they remain on the Kobo. I've tried using 'update cached metadata on device', but when I disconnect the Aura, they are still there. Is there a w...
Tags: Books, Devices, Kobo

Thinking of buying a Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 ... looking for insight from Kobo owners

Hello! I'm thinking of buying a Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 because I like the bigger than 6" screen and the idea of the ComfortLight option. Here are my concerns: 1.) I've never owned an e-ink e-reader before. 2.) I have to buy it from Amazon via a seller there who is selling new but I contacted Kobo and they said they will not honor their 1-year warranty. 3.) Seems a lot of people are having problems with this model Kobo, specifically when it comes to connecting it to a Windows 10 computer (I see ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Oasis, Kobo, Amazon Gift Card, Kindle Oasis, Which one should I buy, Kepubify, Kobo Clara HD

Walmart Kobo account — automatic link now?

I got a private email asking about linking a Walmart eBook account to a Kobo account. For some reason the writer's attempts were failing. So I thought I would see if I could try it, so long as I could unlink them (I'm planning on cancelling the Walmart account, I don't need the redundancy). It's been a while since I logged into my Walmart eBook account and now it appears there's no way to log in without linking to Kobo? I don't want to do that. I'm afraid if I try that and then decide to delete ...
Tags: Books, Walmart, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Walmart Kobo

A very strange problem

Hi, my dear friends, I need your help. A curious and weird problem took place in my Kobo Aura One. I bought it two year ago and it has been working very fine for me. Yesterday I got an E-Book and loaded it to my device. To be honest, the E-Book was not bought but downloaded from a suspicious website, its layout of the book itself is also poorly set. In one word, this E-Book is not a “clean” one like those we get from Kobo shop or from our Mobileread library. After the book has taken a place in m...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Mobileread

The best Kindles and ebook readers you can buy

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. We binge-read novels on several ebook readers and Kindles to find the best ones at every price point. A few page-turners later, we found that Amazon's Kindle Oasis is the absolute best ebook reader you can buy. To a bookworm, there...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Walmart, Oasis, Mobi, Kobo, CBR, Brandt Ranj, Kindle Oasis, Avery Hartman, Amazon s Kindle, Insider Inc, Kobo Forma, Malarie Gokey, Kobo Forma Best

Error: Unhandled exception

Hi there, I am trying Calibre with Calibre (3.40.1) Wireless Connection plugin in Koreader (Kobo AuraHD). Calibre shows "connected wireless device: koreader" and Kobo shows connected to Calibre as well. But when I click Device in Calibre, no books can be shown. The popup window says: Error: Unhandled exception IndexError:list index out of range calibre 3.40.1 embedded-python: True is64bit: False Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1 Windows ('32bit', 'WindowsPE') 32bit process running on 64bit windows ('Windo...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Koreader, Kobo, Kobo Utilities, KOReader Kobo

Kobo Aura & Clara HD

Your Kobo is running an updated firmware/database version. As calibre does not know about this updated firmware, database editing is disabled, to prevent corruption. You can still send books to your Kobo with calibre, but deleting books and managing collections is disabled. If you are willing to experiment and know how to reset your Kobo to Factory defaults, you can override this check by right clicking the device icon in calibre and selecting "Configure this device" and then the "Attempt to s...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Clara, Kobo

Forma How to add custom fonts?

I read a lot of posts saying that I can simply copy fonts into a folder called "fonts" in Kobo's eReader and it's done. I've upgraded my Forma's firmware to 4.13.12638 and try to do so but unfortunately, my fonts are not shown in the Kobo font list and the name of fonts are in blank. Is there anything wrong?
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo

Aura H2O2 Signing out of Kobo reset everything??

I signed out of my reader to try and sign in to another account I realized I had. When I signed out, I assumed it would take me to a "sign in again" screen, bu instead it prompted me to set up my ereader again. There was no way to sign in without doing this. Since I sideload all my books, it erased every custom setting because it had to set up again - collections, read/unread, current read. My books were all there, but none of the settings. Why is signing out resetting everything? I would n...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo

The best ebook readers for 2019

If you're a bookworm, an ebook reader can be an important part of your life, one that allows you to read your books whenever and wherever you like. But which should you get? Here are the best ebook readers available. The post The best ebook readers for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, Kindle, Trends, Buying Guides, Kobo, Best Of Everything, eBook readers

Converting ACSM to to load G.Play books to Kobo (hopefully not OT)

Forgive me if this isn't appropriate. I can't find a Google Play related forum. I feel doubly awkward as I'm not sure I can do this with Calibre either, but at least this forum is familiar with eBook issues. I have just bought two books from Google Play. I've downloaded the EPUB - really an ACSM file. I've tried copying this to the device via ADE, but it borks, giving me a cryptic message, E_ACT_NOT_READY with something about a license server communication issue. Looking at the authorisation in...
Tags: Google, Books, Conversion, Kobo, ACSM

Glo unable to do a facotry reset after disk image copy

What I did to brick my Glo. Copied across a earlier firmware as per instructions. Didn't delete upgrade file in root. Switched Glo on, get to the wifi screen, enter router code, "success" but a few seconds later it says "connection error". Restart, same thing. Factory reset it hangs at the same place. Connected Glo to pc for desktop activation, when I clicked on Kobo desktop for activation it also gave "network error" and froze windows, I had to do a forced pc shutdown. Removed SD card and re-im...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Glo, Kobo desktop the Glo

Adding metadata to EPUBs Kobo devices will recognize

I'd like to automate adding metadata to EPUBs I'm generating myself so that the Kobo will display that metadata. The most important feature I want is some sort of tagging, so for instance I could search my Kobo for something like "portal fantasy". Does the Kobo software handle any kinds of metadata beyond title, publisher, author, and date? If not, I'm assuming the correct solution is probably to use Calibre, the Kobo plugin, and Kobo shelves. Is it possible to get Calibre to populate a col...
Tags: Books, Kobo Developer's Corner, Kobo