Create free kobo account

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Written By Thurman Schinner

How do I get a free Kobo account?

To create a Kobo account:

Go to
Click Create free account at the top of the screen.
Sign up for a free Kobo account using one of these ways:
Click Continue.
Select your language preference.
Check your email for your account details and next steps.

Is a Kobo account free?
Create a free Kobo account to buy eBooks and audiobooks from Kobo. A Kobo account also lets you use Kobo eReaders, the Kobo Books app, and other Kobo services. Once your account has been created, you can then sign in to, any Kobo device, or Kobo app to access all of your Kobo books wherever you read.
Can I use Kobo without an account?

If you want to use the device as a purely reading device for your ePubs, you don?t have to register or connect. You can just skip setup. But you?ll be missing out on firmware updates which I personally would not sacrifice.

Do I have a Kobo account?
More icon at the bottom of the screen. Tap Settings. Tap Accounts. Under ?Kobo?, you?ll see the email address that?s signed in to the eReader.
Does Kobo charge a monthly fee?
You won?t be charged for the first 30 days. After the free trial period, we?ll charge you $9.99 a month plus any applicable taxes, unless you cancel.
How much does Rakuten Kobo cost?
$9.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
What is wrong with Kobo?
If you see a black screen or if your eReader is unresponsive, it may be out of batteries. Try charging your eReader for at least one hour. If your eReader isn?t charging, try using a different USB cable or a different USB port on your computer.
Can I have more than one kobo account?

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Yes, it would work. Keep in mind that you also need to share the same ADE account. Two ADE encryption schemes on the same machine does not work. If you were to download a book using ADE #2, you would be locked out of any of the books loaded onto the device using ADE #1.

How can I recover my Kobo account?

Reset your Kobo account password

Go to
Click Sign in at the top-right of the screen.
Click Forgot Password?
Enter your email address that you used to create a Kobo account.
Click Submit.
Check your email and look for an email from Kobo. Follow the steps from the email to reset your password.

How long does a Kobo last?
A fully charged Kobo eReader battery can last up to two months depending on how frequently you use your eReader.
Why won?t my library book download to my Kobo?
Verify that you?re signed in to the correct account. Repair your Kobo account. Sign out of the app and sign back in. Remove the eBook or audiobook and download it again.
Can a Kobo be repaired?
If your eReader is missing books, try repairing your Kobo account. Beside ?Repair your Kobo account?, tap Repair. Tap Repair now. The account repair process will begin.
What can I do with my Kobo?
You can continue to buy books on and read them on the Kobo Desktop app, the Kobo Books app, and any of our newer Kobo eReaders. You can continue to read your eBooks with: The Kobo Desktop app on your computer. The Kobo Books app on your iOS or Android device.
Can you overcharge a Kobo?

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Kobo Readers have battery limiters so you cannot overcharge or charge with too high an amperage.

Can Kobo battery be replaced?
Time to ?unwrap? your battery. This means that the Kobo expects the NTC to be at the other end of this wire, so in replacing the battery you have two options: either find a general LiPo battery and stick this connection board on it, or find another three-wire LiPo battery that also has an NTC.
Can I download library books directly to my Kobo?
With OverDrive on your Kobo eReader, all you need is a library card and a Wi Fi connection to borrow eBooks from your public library. Browse, borrow, and place holds on library books directly from your eReader.
Does Kobo Touch still work?
The following eReaders are not affected and will continue to work as normal: Kobo Forma ? (Model N782) Kobo Clara HD ? (Model N249) Kobo Touch 2.0 ? (Model N587)
Why can?t I buy books on my Kobo?

That message, upon trying to purchase something or purchase an e-book, often results from having not-updated payment information. E.g. your credit card that you use to pay for Kobo purchases, registered as payment method in your Kobo account, may have expired or been re-issued

How do I download free library books to my Kobo?

On your computer:

Go to the folder where your eBook (the . acsm file) is saved.
Double-click the . acsm file. The book will open in ADE.
Click Library at the top of the screen.
Click All Items under the Bookshelves menu.
Click on your new book and drag it to Kobo eReader listed on the left side under Devices.

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Is Kobo the same as Kindle?

Granted, Kobo is nowhere near as well known as Kindle but it does offer some features that Amazon can?t. Kobo ebook readers are able to read more formats than Kindle devices too, and you can even access the free OverDrive ebook library service.

Where are my Kobo books stored?

Open the built-in file manager on your Android device. Each Kobo book stored on Android is unpacked and included in a folder that contains the database of the book, but no real ebook file. Or when you connect your Android device to your computer, you will find the Kobo books here on computer.

How do I download eBooks for free?

Here are our favourite sites where you can legally download free ebooks to read on a Kindle, tablet, phone or even your PC:

Baen Free Library.
Project Gutenberg.
Open Library.
Nook, Kindle, Kobo etc.