Originally founded in 2009 by Jane Friedman, Open Road enters a new chapter under the ownership of an investment group, with David Steinberger coming in as CEO.
US industry notes: Wiley acquires peer-review specialist J&J Editorial, and Open Road announces first-half revenue gains in 2021.
The co-directors of the Cambridge-based ebook publisher are to stay with the company as Open Road buys it.
The success of last year, says Open Road’s CMO, involves not just its ‘Ignition’ marketing program but also readers’ interest in work that may not be new.
In a first for the divisions of Open Road’s Ignition marketing program, its true-crime newsletter and site has a screen development deal.
Citing a 156-percent increase in revenue for partners across its newsletters, Open Road Media sees more expansion ahead for its Ignition marketing services.
After a year with Open Road, attorney and former Amazon executive Jon Fine is heading to American Media. And in India, Taylor & Francis’ Nitasha Devasar helms the publishers association’s executive committee.
Open Road Integrated Media works with Fab Over Fifty to create a new book club, ‘Spread the Words,’ which opens this month with Erica Jong’s ‘Fear of Flying.’
The PBS ‘Great American Read’ TV program has its two-hour opener. And Open Road Media’s direct-to-consumer marketing program, Ignition, is being offered now to Ingram’s distributed publishers.
Open Road announces its acquisition of US ebook rights to iconic British journalist-novelist Graham Greene, as the UK’s Unicorn names artist Ali Cavanaugh for a 2019 retrospective.