Kobo Reports E-books Bought at Borders are Safe

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With the news dropping that Borders had officially filed for bankruptcy, Kobo was quick to respond with a reassurance for everyone who bought ebooks from the chain. eBooknewser reports that they even put up a long FAQ on the subject over on the Kobo blog.

The FAQ answers many questions, all of which are designed to reassure consumers that Kobo is doing just fine, and that readers’ ebooks purchased at Borders are safe. Kobo has been running the servers all along and even after Borders shuts down, Kobo will still support customers’ ebook libraries Kobo eReaders.

Here’s a brief snippet of a couple questions and answers seen on the FAQ:

Will I lose access to ebooks I have purchased at Borders.com?

Your ebook library is perfectly safe. The Borders ebook experience is powered by Kobo, an entirely separate company from Borders. Kobo is financially secure and will continue to maintain your ebook library no matter what happens.

What does this mean for the relationship between Kobo and Borders?

Kobo is just fine (and it’s sweet that you’re concerned.) Borders is an important book retailer in the US market, but its ebook sales represents a minority of Kobo’s worldwide sales. As a global ebook retailer delivering books to over 100 countries on any given week, Kobo realized long ago that diversification across retailers and markets was important as the book industry went into a period of radical transformation. We feel confident that we’ll be with you for years to come.

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