Michael Tamblyn

Michael Tamblyn
VP Content, Sales and Merchandising, Kobo

Website | @mtamblyn

Michael manages publisher relationships and is responsible for Kobo’s catalogue of more than two million titles. In 1996, he co-founded Canada’s first online bookstore Bookshelf.ca, which was purchased by Indigo Books & Music in 1998, where he served as vice president of online operations. Most recently, 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.”


9:30am–10:20am Thursday, 10/08/2009
Location: Online Level:
Moderated by: Joe Wikert
Hugh McGuire (PressBooks / LibriVox / Iambik ), Neelan Choksi (Lexcycle), Trip Adler (Scribd), Michael Tamblyn (Kobo), Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Is $9.99 the new "normal" for ebook pricing? Or is the sweet spot closer to $3.99, or $1.99, through the iTunes store? As the age of ebooks dawns, publishers are struggling to find pricing that works for their customers and their business models. It's a time of transition fraught with challenges and opportunities. Read more.