eRead Local launched across the US on Saturday, August 22! Authors, we need your help to spread the word and make it a huge success. We told you all about eRead Local here, but scroll down for a quick recap. Anytime today through November 29, we would be so grateful it you could:

Give eRead Local a shout-out on social media. Some easy tweets or Facebook posts you can copy and paste. **Please note that the eRead Local links work in the US only, because that’s where the offer is valid**

  • US readers: get $5 off your next eBook AND support your local indie bookstore! Visit  to find out how #eReadLocal
  • Did u know u can support an indie bookstore every time u buy eBooks? Get started and receive a $5 credit! http://goo.gl/6BcppM #eReadLocal
  •  = $5 credit for every new customer, and $5 for your local indie bookstore, for the next 100 days http://goo.gl/6BcppM
  • @Kobo offers great incentive for bookstores selling eBooks. New customers get $5 credit, stores get $5 http://goo.gl/6BcppM

And add our sparkly badge:


…or one of our shiny banners:

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Mention eRead Local in your newsletter. You can point out that all of your eBooks are available on Kobo, so customers can use their $5 credit towards any of your titles (at no cost to you of course)!

Throw that badge up on your website or blog. Are you proud to support your local indie bookstore? Do you want to let your readers know that they can support their local store with every Kobo eBook they buy? Spread the word August 22-November 29.


Here’s the summary, as promised:

What: eRead Local is a super exciting program encouraging US customers to buy eBooks through their local independent bookstore. For signing up, Kobo will give each new customer a $5 credit towards their first purchase. Bookstores will receive $5 per new customer, and also be eligible to win exciting prizes like free Kobo eReaders and an in-store event featuring a bestselling author.

Why: Kobo loves eBooks, indie bookstores, authors, and readers, and eRead Local brings everyone together for a fun 100-day celebration of digital reading.

Check out www.kobo.com/ereadlocal for full details.

Thank you for your support! We truly appreciate it. #ereadlocal


Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 4.07.21 PMPS – Special thanks to the Sell More Books show for their discussion with Simon Whistler of the Rocking Self Publishing podcast all about eRead Local in Episode 67! Tune in at 38:44 – http://sellmorebooksshow.com/episode-67-simon-whistler-on-starting-from-scratch/


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