Kobo’s secret link to their ebookstore is gone from their iOS app

On Monday I wrote a post about how Kobo had gotten around Apple's no links to the ebookstore rule, and I explained how you could use it.

A reader left a comment a few minutes ago that the link was gone. Obviously someone at Amazon Apple reads this blog (I already knew that), because it looks like Amazon Apple made Kobo remove the links. That same post is still there but it was edited to remove the links. I don't see a reason why Kobo would do that other than Amazon Apple forcing them too.

Call me petty, but I do enjoy making everyone dance to my tune.

About Nate Hoffelder (11467 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

18 Comments on Kobo’s secret link to their ebookstore is gone from their iOS app

  1. Amazon forced them? Or Apple forced them?

  2. Why do you say stuff like “Call me petty, but I do enjoy making everyone dance to my tune” that is kind of a very arrogant thing to say. This is why your blog and what you say is never taken seriously

  3. I am not trolling your blog i read other e-reader and ebook blogs including teleread and goodereader, all of which actually write their articles as journalists. You could take a lesson of how to write things objectively. With your little jibs at the industry it seems you think you are the king of the schoolyard, which you are not.

    • But I am the king of this blog, and I don’t see why I shouldn’t crow about the effect I had on major companies.

      And as for writing like a journalist, well, I prefer to write like the tech expert that lots of people seem to think I am.

  4. “Three people can keep a secret so long as two of them are dead. ” – Ben Franklin

  5. Tech Expert? Most of the stuff I am reading these days, wow FCC application or breaking news ipad 3 color screen, I would say in the 3 months or more I have been reading your blog, you are just saying what every other tech blog is saying. I don’t see many reviews of ereaders you have physically had in your hands or news items that you are breaking exclusively. Most stuff i have been reading here are first reported elsewear. Not so much a king as a parrot.. polly wanna e-reader?

  6. I just bought one of these lookbook’s for my son how do I down load books where do I start. there was no information with the Lookbook….

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