“Kindle is the main device we equate with e-readers, and it’s no secret that its manufacturer is notoriously competitive. Not only does Amazon sell books at below-market rates, it just has it out for the corner bookshop. You cannot purchase an e-book at a local store, only via Amazon, for a Kindle device or app. And, in 2011, Amazon encouraged customers to go into brick-and-mortar bookstores and price-check its books for Amazon credit.
But the American Booksellers Association, the organization that looks out for indie bookstores, recently found a device with more titles than Amazon and a design even the editors at WIRED admire. It’s called Kobo, and it recently struck a partnership deal with the ABA that allows participating booksellers to earn money on Kobo e-books offered on their sites, and on any Kobo device purchased in their shop.”
Already reading on an iPad, Android, Sony, or Nook (just about any device other than a Kindle), but really would like to support your local? Get the Kobo app, load up through an indie, and carry on!