Have you visited your “My Books” page on the Kobo website lately? Me neither, but someone on Mobileread has noticed that Kobo has added a notice to that page telling users that PDFs are going away.
Here’s the notice:
Beginning November 1st, Kobo will no longer make your eBooks in PDF format available for download.
We’ll do our best to replace your PDF books with their equivalent EPUBs, but it is possible that some cannot be replaced.
We’ll let you know by email which books we can’t replace. You’ll need to download these books before November 1st to continue enjoying them.
I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell didn’t know about this change until I heard on Mobileread. Kobo did not send me an email with the news, and I didn’t want anyone to find out the hard way.
If you have an account with Kobo you should absolutely check your library to see if you have ebooks at risk. You will only see the notice if you have a PDF in your Kobo library, so if yousee nothing then you don’t have to worry about losing access to any of your ebooks.
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