How to read and listen with Walmart eBooks

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Walmart has recently partnered with Kobo to create Walmart eBooks by Rakuten Kobo. With over six million titles and an audiobook subscription service, Walmart is aiming to give Amazon a run for its money. This tutorial will get you started with Walmart eBooks.

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Getting started

  1. Create a Walmart or Kobo account if you don't already have one.
  2. Download the app Walmart eBooks from the App Store.
  3. Sign in with your Walmart or Kobo account and password.
  4. Tap Edit to personalize your Home Screen for easy browsing.

Download free content

  1. Tap on one of the Free Books
  2. Tap on the Free button to download it
  3. Tap Read to read immediately
  4. Or, tap Close to read laterl

Download paid content

  1. Go to the Kobo/Walmart eBooks website (opens in new tab) to browse titles.
  2. Add the titles you'd like to your cart.
  3. Purchase the titles.
    • A $10 credit will automatically be applied to your first purchase of $10.01 or more.
    • You'll also receive a free 30 day trial of their $9.99/month audiobooks service.

Start reading or listening

  1. Tap Books, Audiobooks, Authors, Series, or Collections along the bottom to see your collection.
  2. Tap a title to begin reading
    • Like most eBook apps, you can adjust the font and more to your taste.
  3. Enjoy!

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If you're already a Kobo user, this new partnership will enrich your current experience. If you don't own a devoted e-reader device, it may be worth considering purchasing a Kobo device now that there is such a huge catalog of content at your fingertips.

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Karen S Freeman
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.

2 Comments
  • I suspect Amazon has too large a head start. Most of us who have already invested in Kindles and Kindle Books likely don't want to "start over," or have our books split between multiple devices/apps. It's inconvenient if you have to try to recall which book is on Amazon/Nook/Apple/Google (and now Walmart/Kobo).
  • Wouldn't it be awesome if Apple had something like iBooksKit where we could store all of our digital books in one place, no matter where they were originally purchased? #swoon