Independent booksellers are an important part of the ecosystem of books in which UT Press lives, so as sales of our e-books continue to rise, we are especially excited about our new partnership with Kobo.
In August of 2012, Kobo became the official e-book platform of the American Booksellers Association, an organization of some 2,000 independent bookstores. If you enjoy buying books, drinking coffee, and attending author events at your local indy, then consider giving them your e-book business, as well. For a full list of participating stores and information on how the program works visit IndieBound [http://www.indiebound.org/ebooks]. Kobo e-books can be read on an iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, and most smartphones. If you are still a print reader but considering e-books, Kobo makes reading devices that are available at these indy stores, as well.
—John McLeod, Special Projects and Development Manager at UT Press