I arrived safely in Newcastle. Spotted an e-reader, probably a Kindle on the plane.
And in a W.H. Smith store in the centre of Newcastle, I not only paid for my purchases at an robotic check-out (an automatic self-service checkout, where you have to scan your purchases in and then enter your card or some money – it’s pretty neat) but also had a clerk chat me up about the Kobo e-reader. I told her, “I don’t live in Britain and probably cannot purchase from your site”, but let her give me a leaflet anyway.
Considering that the Kobo/W.H. Smith deal was only announced barely a week ago, they certainly aren’t wasting time.