How to Read Kobo Books on your PocketBook E-Reader

Owners of PocketBook e-readers have the freedom to get their books from various sources, including the likes of Google Play Books, Kobo and, each of which is home to millions of ebooks.

In this guide, we’ll show you to read books purchased from the Kobo bookstore on your PocketBook e-reader.


The Kobo bookstore offers more than 6 million ebook titles to customers around the world. The majority of ebooks here are distributed in the form of an ACSM file, which is basically an EPUB or PDF file that is DRM-protected. Most ebook distributors apply some from of DRM-protection on their ebooks to prevent theft, piracy and unauthorised access.

Your ebooks, audiobooks and other content can be purchased and managed on their web store, or app which is available on both iOS and Android.

Download your Book

Books purchased on Kobo will show up in the “My Books” section of the web store, which is a drop-down option under “My Account”.

  1. Navigate to the “My Books” section of the interface. Books that you have purchased or added to your “preview list” will appear here.
  2. Find the book you want to download, and click on the three dots on the bottom right corner of the item.
  3. Click “Download”. You will be prompted with a window that shows you the file type (DRM-FREE EPUB, for example), and other additional information.
  4. Click the “Download File” button, and you will end up with ebook (EPUB/PDF/ACSM).

Transfer to PocketBook E-Reader

Now that you have your ebook file, you can go ahead and transfer it to your PocketBook e-reader using your preferred file transfer method. You may refer to our step-by-step guide on how to transfer books to your PocketBook if you aren’t familiar with the process.

PocketBook e-readers natively support EPUB, PDF and ACSM files, so you will not need to perform additional steps to get your Kobo books to load.

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