Kobo promotes Tamblyn
Toronto-based e-book reader company Kobo has appointed Michael Tamblyn to the position of chief content officer. He will be responsible for the company's content acquisition and sales, its publisher and industry relations, and the localized merchandising activities for its online and mobile services. Tamblyn has worked for Kobo since the launch of the company. He previously oversaw the its online merchandising and content management, and headed the launch of the Kobo Writing Life self-publishing service. Prior to joining Kobo, Tamblyn was CEO of BookNet Canada. He was also co-founder of online bookstore Bookshelf.ca and vice-president of online operations at Indigo.