In October, WHSmith teamed up with Kobo to power its eBook store. Today is the deadline for readers who have purchased eBooks from British book retailer WHSmith to transfer them to the Kobo platform.
The WHSmith website explains: “Your WHSmith eBook Library will remain open until 28th December 2011. From there you can download your eBooks to Adobe Digital Editions. You should download all your purchases before 28th December. Your eBooks are then available to you indefinitely in your Adobe Digital Editions account, in line with the Adobe terms and conditions.”
eBook Magazine points out that there may be some hiccups with some titles: “Last week affected shoppers were sent an email asking that they click a link to confirm they wanted their WHSmith purchases transferring to Kobo. However that email also warned that: ‘We have been unable to make all your eBooks purchased from WHSmith.co.uk available in a Kobo account. This is may be because the titles are no longer available or Kobo have not yet established a relationship with the publisher.'”