The Book Nook and eBooks

In 2012, we decided to take advantage of the opportunity to partner with Kobo on ebooks and ereaders.  Here is the letter we sent out to customers as we made the leap into ebooks.  We found out in the last couple years that the majority of our readers like physcial books, but we have a few hardcore ebook readers. 
Patty and I have decided to participate in the American Booksellers Association partnership with Kobo to offer ebooks and ebook readers to our customers. This presents the next step in the road for Ludlow's little, independent bookstore, and we have high hopes that it will Kobo logoprovide another way for us to foster the love of reading in our area.  This decision represents our biggest takeaway from the fall New England Independent Booksellers Association Conference (despite all the great author talks we heard and advanced reader copies we picked up).  We talked to booksellers both young and old during the conference, and we knew that we had to participate in this ebook opportunity as Kobo has over 2.5 million ebook titles, including over 1 million free ebooks, which are synced across Kobo ereaders and other devices like iPhones, iPads and desktop computers.

First and foremost, we don't plan on making any changes to the rest of our book business.  We still love and cherish the beauty, portability and simplicity of physical book.  We will continue to stock, sell. and recommend physical books.  We will make some space for ebook readers in the store and we will encourage those who want to read ebooks a way to buy local.  Kobo Glo Reader

Our engagement with in the ebook program works by the association of your Kobo ebook account with our local store.  When you activate one of the ereaders we sell in the store or register for a Kobo account after clicking on link from our website, your Kobo ebook account with be affiliated with The Book Nook.  Thereafter, a portion of each Kobo ebook purchase you make will go to support us, your local independent bookstore.  This affiliation will be more apparent in late November when our logo will appear as part of the Kobo website and email updates.  Kobo ebooks can be used with PCs, Macs, iPhones & iPads, Android and Blackberry through Kobo software for those devices.  

Please SIGNUP for your free KOBO account today via this link to join The Book Nook on this ebook adventure.  Come to the store to get demos of the ereaders (we will get them in November) or if you have questions about setting up a Kobo account.  We will be standing behind our ebook experience, so please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, comments or issues.  Kobo officially handles support, but we want to make sure you have a great experience with ebooks from The Book Nook.  We appreciate your support!
If you want to read more about the ebook program in detail, please checkout this overview.  We will be making some more updates to the website to accommodate our ebook adventure.  
We appreciate your support!