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My New Role at Wiley

Submitted by Chris on Thursday, 06/5/0810 Comments

The official announcement has rolled across the organization, and I’ve been able to reach most of my authors, so I thought it was time to share the news here as well.

I will be taking a new position at Wiley, serving as the Associate Publisher of Technology for Wiley’s EMEA Group  beginning July 1.  I will be based in the US, but will have an office at our UK division located in Chichester to which I will travel frequently in addition to some assorted European travel over the course of the year.

It’s an exciting opportunity for me, and gives me a chance to continue to learn and grow and hopefully try some new and innovative things - as well as finally meet some of my authors located outside of the US.

It also puts me in a unique position for some changes in this blog, as I will be learning first hand about publishing in other parts of the world, and I’ll be sharing that with you.

So it’s all very new and exciting, and a little scary at the same time, but I’m definitely ready for a new challenge - wish me luck.

What advice do you have for changing roles within an organization?  Share your stories in the Comments.

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  • kathryn said:

    congratulations chris!

  • daniel martin said:

    Congratulations! I lived in Belgium for a while - while you are there (and I know this sounds cliche) you have to have a REAL belgium waffle - they’re called leige waffles - it’s been 10 years and I can still taste them! Good luck!

  • Chris (author) said:

    Thanks Kathryn - and I see your AIR book is out, so congratulations to you as well.

    Daniel, that sounds amazing, and will definitely be on my list when in Belgium.

  • Keyvan Nayyeri said:

    Chris,

    This is very good news and lets us meet much easier after I finish my military service. Congratulations, man :-)

  • Chris (author) said:

    Thanks Keyvan. I’m certainly looking forward to meeting you at some point in the future.

  • Kirsten Hamstra said:

    Congratulations a million times over! You absolutely deserve it and I can’t wait to hear all about your new position.

  • Morgan Ramsay said:

    Congratulations! Now, what exactly does an “Associate Publisher of Technology” do? Or are you still trying to figure that one out?

  • Chris (author) said:

    Hi Morgan,

    Luckily I know what I responsible for. In a nutshell, I am in charge of all of the computing and technology publishing coming out of Wiley’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) group. My team is based in the UK.

    Now, as to exactly what I’ll be doing? Well I have several ideas, but have a lot of learning to do first. There is already a group of very talented publishing professionals in place, and I am sure you will see some really great things from the group in short order.

  • david valade said:

    Congratulations Chris! It will definitely be interesting to see how other markets are adopting new book forms. The middle east newspaper market has strong adoption of digital versions. Their proximity to India has provided easy access to technical innovation. And if you’ve never been to Dubai it’s very impressive.

  • Chris (author) said:

    Thanks David. I am certainly hoping I can move the innovation needle a bit when I am fully up to speed.

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