Michael Tamblyn

Kobo appoints Tamblyn President, Chief Content Officer

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kobo, now probably Amazon’s biggest rival in the ereader ecosystem realm, with Barnes & Noble wavering over the Nook and an also-ran outside the U.S., has just announced that Michael Tamblyn, hitherto its Chief Content Officer, has now had his position upgraded to the status of President [...]

"Kobo's Finest Hour"? Really?

By libertyc
October 28, 2013 // 1 Comment

It’s rare to see a kneejerk panic reaction to populist scaremongering hailed as ” a courageous stance,” but then the whole debacle of Kobogate and the WHSmith ebook sales shutdown has been rich in cheap prudish posturing and unwitting self-condemnation, and I don’t expect [...]

Pay to play: Would you pay to browse for books?

By libertyc
February 12, 2013 // 13 Comments

Would you pay to browse a bookstore’s shelves? Victoria Barnsley, CEO of HarperCollins UK & International, discussed that concept during a recent interview on BBC’s The Bottom Line with Evan Davis. “In America, certain shoe shops are charging to try on shoes. These people [...]

Brief notes from the Frankfurt Book Fair

By libertyc
October 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

Paid Content’s Laura Hazard Owen is currently in Germany for the Frankfurt Book Fair. Earlier this morning she filed a brief post about the changes Barnes & Noble and Kobo are experiencing as they continue moving their retail operations abroad. Apparently Michael Tamblyn, Kobo’s EVP of [...]

Reading E-Books on Smartphones – How popular is it?

By libertyc
September 16, 2012 // 16 Comments

Last week, Digital Book World editorial director Jeremy Greenfield shared the details of an interesting (if non-scientific) e-reading study; it was conducted via DBW’s Twitter account, which has more than 20,000 followers. The tweet itself was simple enough; it read this like: Do you [...]

Kobo announces ereader firmware upgrade

By libertyc
June 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Michael Tamblyn of Kobo has just announced an upgrade to their ereader firmware. Here’s what the Kobo blog says about it. I’ll do without the blockquotes: We are very happy to announce that we have firmware upgrades on the way for Kobo eReader customers. I’m going to give as much [...]

Michael Tamblyn of Kobo talks about what he has learned

By libertyc
April 21, 2010 // 1 Comment

From the Kobo blog, this talk discusses, among other things: Two early mistakes we made and how we fixed them; 5 things that every publisher must have to win in ebooks; Why Kobo jumped into the eInk game with the $149 eReader; A day (and a week!) in the life of a digital reader; The answer to the [...]

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