How to transfer your Borders ebook account to Kobo

As you may have heard by now, Borders in the U.S. is officially kaput—it will begin closing its remaining 399 stores as early as this Friday, and be wiped from the face of the retail landscape by September. But that doesn’t mean you’re going to lose any access to the ebooks you bought through Borders to read on your Kobo device, because Kobo is going to migrate all Borders accounts over to its own system and continue business as usual.

So here, thanks to GalleyCat, are the steps you need to take if you want to do it now instead of waiting for contact from Kobo:

1. First you’ll need a Kobo account, if you don’t already have one.
Update: A Kobo employee in the comments below says this will be created for new users automatically, so skip ahead to step two.

2. Once you have an account, fill out this Partner Migration form, which amounts to providing your old Borders login info and your new/existing Kobo login info.

That’s it. Kobo will then connect the accounts and move your purchase history over to its database, and things should continue to work seamlessly on the surface of your Kobo device. Since Kobo provided the infrastructure for Borders customers in the first place, if anything your experience should be a little more streamlined from now on.

(Via GalleyCat)
(Photo: masochismtango)

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