News that Joerg Pfuhl plans to step down as CEO of Holtzbrinck prompts reflection from Rüdiger Wischenbart on Pfuhl’s stance in the book industry.
Richard Charkin in France: Serendipity
‘We should never underestimate the role of unanticipated good fortune’ in publishing success, writes book publisher Richard Charkin.
Richard Charkin: In Praise Of a Quiet Publishing Leader
The late George Richardson was ‘a quiet man, aware of his own shortcomings but with that instinctive knack of being a good leader.’
Wiley’s Philip Carpenter Looks Back on a Career in Academic Publishing
‘The best thing any leader can do is simply to listen,’ outgoing Wiley research executive vice-president Philip Carpenter says as he reflects on his academic publishing career.
Should Publishing Embrace Misfits and Outlaws?
Misfits and outlaws know how to survive and there are lessons to be learned from them in a time of change, argue the authors of the book, The Misfit Economy
Three Strategies to Improve Diversity in Publishing
Bobby Nayyar, publisher of the UK’s Limehouse Books, offers three strategies for open and fair hiring, as well as improving diversity in publishing.
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Publishing Leaders are “Temporary Custodians” of Their Houses
Strong leadership in publishing is welcome, but as new publishing leaders step forward, one realizes all are mere ‘temporary custodians.’
Which Publishing Industry Executive Do You Most Admire?
Publishing, if it’s to thrive in these turbulent times, requires capable leaders. Tell us who it is you admire. Or, if you’re feeling cheeky, who you don’t.
Yale’s Summer Publishing “Think Tank” Promises “Education for Me”
The Yale Publishing Course, taking place July 24-29, focuses on personal professional development, with an emphasis on leadership, business, technology and international issues. By Edward Nawotka If there’s a problem your trying to solve for your book publishing business, it has likely been discussed at one of the numerous publishing conferences held throughout the year. The first time you go …