Michael Tambyln has been working hard at Kobo during the past four years and has just been promoted to Chief Content Officer. He mainly oversees content acquisition and sales, publisher and industry relations, and localized merchandising experiences across all of Kobo’s online and mobile services. You could say that Michael is a workaholic and is a driving force in promoting the Kobo brand.
Prior to joining Kobo, Michael was the founding CEO of the supply chain agency BookNet Canada, where he launched the national sales reporting service BNC SalesData and authored the publishing technology call-to-arms, “Six Projects That Could Change Publishing for the Better.” He also co-founded Canada’s first online bookstore, Bookshelf.ca, which was purchased by Indigo Books & Music in 1998. At Indigo, he launched Indigo.ca and served as Vice President of Online Operations.
Michael T travels all over the world, attending many conferences and doing speaking engagements on digital publishing, ebooks, and e-readers. We have caught up with him at Future Book, BEA, Kobo Launch events, London Book Fair, and many other places. Good e-Reader would like to congratulate him on moving up in the world of e-readers and ebooks.