Rakuten Kobo wants to make sure that people can keep reading throughout their entire lives, from first words to final chapter. That means an ongoing commitment to accessibility for reading in later life. I’ll be working with startups in the gerontechnology space at AgeWell, a truly fantastic conference that brings together innovators at the intersection of tech and aging.
This year, we have teamed up with the always excellent Bookwire and juni.com for the best night of music, dancing and revelry in the Frankfurt calendar. Your Friday morning meetings will never be the same again! Don’t have an invite? Hit me up on email. I know a guy…
We have some amazing announcements coming up, and that means I’m back on the media bus! If that is of interest and you don’t have a time booked, reach out and I’ll get you in touch with the PR team.
Paris, October 4-5
Amsterdam, October 7
Milan, October 8
Frankfurt (at FBF18), October 10-11
Joining Forces: The Story Behind Publishing's Newest Partnership
On the heels of launching Walmart eBooks by Rakuten Kobo, senior executives from both companies take the stage at Digital Book World 2018 to share how and why this unique partnership came to be, and how both Walmart and Kobo alike view the future of digital books within an ever-shifting culture and marketplace.
Mario Pacini (General Manager, Entertainment, Walmart eCommerce U.S.)
Michael Tamblyn (CEO, Rakuten Kobo)
I'll be doing a live interview with Ryan Holiday, author of Growth Hacker Marketing, The Daily Stoic, Trust Me, I'm Lying and The Ego is the Enemy at the Rakuten Optimism Conference. Ryan is a fascinating guy who can speak on everything from Marcus Aurelius to his time as VP Marketing at American Apparel. He is also a prolific producer of book lists like 36 Books Every Young and Wildly Ambitious Person Should Read and 42 Books That Will Make You A Better Person (Each Described In 1 Sentence).