Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Kobo CEO faces uphill e-book battle against Apple, Amazon

They're number two in e-readers.
Panzer made a trip into the Catosphere today looking for publishing news for you. His travels took him to The Globe and Mail site. After some digging around in the files, he found a post about ebook publisher and e-tailer Kobo.

According to a post by Shane Dingman, Michael Tamblyn Kobo CEO is making plans for the company to develop a bigger footprint in the ebook market in the coming year. Kobo's competitors Amazon (number one in ebooks) and Apple (number two) are both huge with divisions in more than ebooks. Mr. Tamblyn says he wants Kobo "to be the best bookseller." The company is already the second largest manufacturer of e-readers (outpaced by Amazon Kindle).

Panzer says, "You know, Kobo only does ebooks ... no housewares ... no TV shows ... nothing but ereaders and ebooks."

Note: This is an e-n-o-r-m-o-u-s post. You'll need a thermos of tea and at least a dozen muffins for your reading.

To read the post, tootle over to Kobo

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