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Joe Wikert is Publishing President at Our Sunday Visitor (www.osv.com). Before joining OSV Joe was Director of Strategy and Business Development at Olive Software. Prior to Olive Software he was General Manager, Publisher, & Chair of the Tools of Change (TOC) conference at O’Reilly Media, Inc., where he managed each of the editorial groups at O’Reilly as well as the Microsoft Press team and the retail sales organization. Before joining O’Reilly Joe was Vice President and Executive Publisher at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in their P/T division.

There’s nothing new under the Sun. Even that saying is way older that you think, at least 2,000 years’ old, appearing in the Hebrew Tanakh in the book of Ecclesiastes… What has been will be again, What has been done will be done again; There is nothing new under the sun. That’s only slightly older…

Writers for niche websites often perch at their keyboards with a pre-conceived notion of who they're writing for: avid readers and returning visitors who want detailed info that borders on (and often outright embraces) fanaticism. They might be wrong. It turns out that publishers who take the time to understand the breadth and diversity of…

For traditional publishers, developing and implementing a programmatic approach to ad sales can feel complex and challenging. There is good news though. If a robust digital ad sales practice is already in place many of the key tools needed are already part of your ad infrastructure; you’ll need to layer programmatic technologies into the ad…

I recently returned from the MBR 2017 Conference (Magazines & Books at Retail, formerly Periodical & Book Association of America, PBAA), and the mood of the meeting was upbeat. There was a strong attendance of approximately 200 individuals, and the focus was to grow the print category within the brick and mortar marketplace. There were…

Raab Associates recently took an informal census of vendors using artificial intelligence for marketing or customer management. The list, which is nowhere near complete, included more than 120 vendors offering 58 distinct capabilities within nineteen categories. Exactly one of the nineteen categories (biometrics) had no obvious application to publishing (and even biometrics has some non-obvious…

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