A Kobo ereader will likely have you reading a lot more. In fact, the newest ereader in their lineup, the Kobo Nia, with its slim, no frills approach, is all about what you are reading rather than what you are using to read. It’s light enough for anyone to hold for prolonged periods and small enough to fit into a pocket or a handbag. And it’s going to be a great prize for two people who read through my short article and enter this contest.

You won’t want to put down the Kobo Nia ereader

I love reading as much as I love writing. I have done plenty of both in my life. Of course, my job as Editor in Chief of the Best Buy Blog requires me to write a lot of articles—and read even more articles. However, I still make time for writing and reading as a pasttime; not as much as I would like to or as I did in the past, unfortunately. You see, I once had a Kobo; that was when I was writing and reading a lot. One of the first things I did after I finished writing my first novel was to upload it to my Kobo. I was so used to reading on the Kobo that I found it much easier to read and edit my own books on the Kobo too. I found it really helped my creative process.

The fact is, when you have a Kobo, you will likely get more interested in books. Partly, it’s the convenience; partly it’s the ease of picking it up and having thousands of books right there in your hands. I don’t read as much as I used to—as I said, my Kobo was stolen. It’s about time I go out and buy another one!

What will you read first on the Kobo Nia ereader

Do you have more than one book on the go at any one time? I always have more than one that I’m reading. The Kobo Nia is perfect for people like you and me since all your books can be in one place. The first book I’d put on an ereader is Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant.” I rarely get into fantasy type stories but I’m about 100 pages in and this one has me hooked. I would likely add a few of Ishiguro’s books now that I know I love his writing style.

Of course, you could add books to any Kobo: they have models that are waterproof, models with bigger screens … so choose the one that works for you. Ted recently reviewed the Kobo Nia and he pointed out many of the features found in the range of Kobo devices, but emphasized that the Nia is perfect for what you need it for: reading. Read his review, decide on an ereader, then load it up with books or get a subscription from Kobo and open your world to books, books, and more books.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter once below this article and once below Ted’s review of the Kobo Nia. In a comment, tell us which Kobo is your favourite and what book you would add first if you had a new ereader.

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will draw two winners and each will receive a new Kobo Nia ereader.

This contest runs from September 2nd until September 15th.

Remember you can only enter twice, once here in a comment and once in a comment beneath Ted’s review article. Also, tell your friends and family to enter so they too have a chance to win a great prize from Best Buy!

Win a Kobo Nia ereader Rules and Regulations

Good Luck.

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. I have an Aura that is on its last legs so i’d love a Nia. If I won I’d download any one of Jacqueline Winspear’s novel.

  2. The Kobo Libra H20 7″ looks interesting. I’d put Moloka’i by Alan Brennert on it first. Thanks for the great contest!!

  3. I’ve never tried an eReader, so would love to start with the Nia and if I enjoyed using it, would move up to the Kobo Libra H20. I would enjoy reading all of the Diana Gabledon Outlander series on it.

  4. I have never used a Kobo reader so they all look good to me but the Nia sounds like it would be easier to use with it stating no frills. I would read Become a Better You by Joel Osteen first.

  5. I would love the Kobo Libra and I would start by adding the Lord of the Rings books to save some space on my bookshelf.

  6. I would love the Kobo Nia. The fact that it is small and light like a novel is great. I would download the new Christopher Paolini book – To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

  7. I’d love to have a Kobo Nia….and embark on Proust’s IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME which will take me months to get though.

  8. So far my favorite eReader is the Kobo Libra due to it’s size. The first book I would read would be Sherlock Holmes.

  9. Never have had a Kobo device but from the links would probably choose Kobo Libra H2O 7″ Digital eReader with Touchscreen (N873-KU-BK-K-EP) – Black for myself and the Kobo Nia for my Mom. First book that I would download…is a little harder as would probably be … Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Vol. 1 (Illustrated)
    by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Then anything with Sherlock Holmes in it.

  10. Kobo Libra H2O 7″ Digital eReader w/Touchscreen (N873-KU-WH-K-EP) & SleepCover Case -White/Aqua
    Would be my favorite and the first book I would download would be James Patterson Along Came a Spider

  11. The Kobo Nia is my favorite as I would just need a basic model and the smaller screen size works for me. I would start by reading Crazy Rich Asians.

  12. I love the size of the Kobo Nia. I would read one of the many romance novels that I had downloads on my old Kobo and never got to.

  13. Kobo Libra h20 since i’m often reading around the pool or floating in the pool. I wouldn’t be scared if i got water on it. I would read my textbooks from school.

  14. My favourite is the Kobo Libra H2O 7″ Digital eReader with Touchscreen, and I would like to read Clean my Space by Melissa Maker, thank you

  15. Well I don’t have one nor have I ever had one but after reading about them I think the Forma would be the best for me as I like reading by / in the pool and this one is suppose to be the best waterproof one. The first book I would read is the Notebook.

  16. Kobo Libra H2O 7″ Digital eReader w/Touchscreen (N873-KU-BK-K-EP) & SleepCover Case -Black
    I would download The Home Edit’s new book to reorganise

  17. I loved my Kobo paperwhite until it died. 🙁 Good time for a replacement! Looking forward to reading Indians on Vacation by Thomas King.

  18. I would order the book Rage by Bob Woodward and read it on the Kobo Libra H2O 7″ Digital eReader with Touchscreen (N873-KU-BK-K-EP) – Black.

  19. My favorite is the Kobo Libra and i would love to try this new Kobo Nia – i would continue reading all the Harlan Coben books as I’m about 1/4 way through them and absolutely love all the twist and turns.

  20. I like the Kobo Libr H2O….I would choose to read “The Book of Negros” once again….loved that book so much! Promised myself I would read it once more!

  21. The Kobo Libra H2O 7″ Digital eReader w/Touchscreen looks pretty neato! I’d read Ready Player One if I had the chance, I’ve seen the movie and I’ve heard the book is even better!

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