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    How do you search for books in the ipad2 kobo app? I can only search my library?
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    You can't purchase ebooks directly from the Kobo app,you have to go to the Kobo instant reader or the Kobo website to order your ebooks and other content.
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    Serious? I could buy them on the app on my Telstra tab y has it changed on this app.
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    I believe it's because Kobo doesn't want to pay the 30% commission to Apple if the books were sold directly through the app.
    The Kindle app is the same way.
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    Apple changed the requirements for purchasing books through the reader apps last June. Actually, they enforced their rule about an in-app purchase in that the vendor must provide Apple 30% of the sales price or not be allowed to sell within the app.

    Most [all?] of the major vendors did not like this idea, so the ability to purchase books within the apps was removed. Now - you've got to use the web browser to buy the books and then download them within the app.

    Marilyn
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    What I've done is add a home screen bookmark for the Kobo instant reader and placed it right beside the Kobo app to make it as convenient as possible to purchase ebooks and other content.
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    I've gone into the instant reader thing :) so its because apple made the iPad that I cannot buy books through the app?! Sighs owells I will bookmark kobo instant reader thanks all, I thought I must be blind or going crazy :)
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    It's not that Apple removed the in app purchase feature,Kobo did that itself to avoid paying 30% of their sales income from users of the Kobo app to Apple.

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