Kobo to Retire Kobo Kids Accounts on 3 April
Back in 2013 Kobo responded to the then-current hand-wringing over adult content in ebookstores by launching a Kids Account option which had limited access to only what Kobo considered age-appropriate content (and could only buy ebooks with gift cards).
I think I may be the only person who ever used the program (and I am certainly the only one in media who wrote about it). I just got an email announcing that Kobo is ending the program:
Dear Valued Customer,
We wanted to let you know we have decided to retire Kobo Kids’ Accounts beginning April 3, 2018. Although we’ll no longer support accounts for children, we will continue to offer eBooks and audiobooks for young readers of any age.
As of April 3, all existing Kobo Kids’ Accounts will be merged with their corresponding parents’ accounts. This means any books and store credit on your child’s account will automatically be transferred to your own account.
I had one book in the kids account, and a credit for $10.51 which i must have added when I opened the account four years ago, and now both will be added to my main Kobo account.