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Kobo Forma – sometimes you have to be flexible to win

"We put Kobo Forma through some very unofficial tests. And we got creative." As a technology company created by booklovers, for booklovers, we are always looking for ways to make the reading experience better. What could be better than a paper book you say? Isn’t the technology of...

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The surprising endurance of the eReader

May 2010, the original Kobo eReader. None of us had ever built an eReader before, which was good because otherwise we would have known how hard it is… eBooks don’t have the seasonality of print books at all. There is no pre-Christmas sales spike, no December frenzy [0]...

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Walmart’s New Digital Book Offering is Worth Exploring

Michael Tamblyn, President and CEO, Rakuten Kobo As an avid book lover, I couldn’t be more excited about the new digital book options now available through Walmart eBooks by Rakuten Kobo. As we begin this new partnership, I wanted to share a little about who we are...

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Getting your boss's job: 17 questions every employee needs to ask themselves

When asked to describe my job as a CEO, I have a long answer and a short answer. The long answer talks about product strategy, markets, customers, performance, fostering culture, knowing when to watch and when to ignore competitors. It takes forever, lots of words. It’s uplifting...

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Friday, January 5th, 2018 was a tipping point for the book business. Or at least a proof-of-transformation point. Michael Wolff’s take-down of Donald Trump, Fire and Fury, was rushed into the stores to beat a threatened injunction by the White House to have it blocked. By the...

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