Who is the Most Influential Person in Publishing Today?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

globalOur analysis of the global ranking of publishers offers insight into which is the biggest and, arguably, most powerful company in publishing today. But, companies are made up of people — individuals — some of whom are merely efficient managers/caretakers and others who are visionaries willing to take risks that may or may not pay off.

The question is: Who do you think is the most influential person in publishing today? It doesn’t have to be the most powerful or successful — just influential. And consider your profession…if you’re an e-book entrepreneur, who is it is pushing your industry in the right direction? If you’re an Indian printer, tell us who is most important to the printing business in India. We’d love to hear what you think and will try to profile some of your suggestions in 2010.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or via Twitter using hashtag #ppbonus.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.