Archives for October 2014

Spot the Maverick at Frankfurt Book Fair

Mavericks are out in force this week at FBF, in fact, if you’re planning to visit Halle 4.2 you’ll probably find it tricky to avoid them.

New CEO Darren Gillgrass*, will be there talking licensing, sales, product and market development and top level publishing strategy. He can also talk to you about continuing medical education, continuing professional development and e-healthcare if you have an interest here – he has a lot of expertise from past positions and divisions he ran.

From the US George Farina, new Senior Associate**, will be in attendance. You can ask him about international expansion, distributor networks and global partnering, cost-effective sales expansion into new markets, restructuring and building sales organizations, high profile customer relationships and excellence in customer service. Or if it’s after six o’clock chat to him about his eight years living in Tokyo – you can’t work all the time!

Duncan Enright, Affiliate Associate, is the one to find if you’re looking for a background in medicine, engineering, business and management and science and technology. Duncan's expertise lies in spotting opportunities for growth, finding and working with the right authors and organisations, deciding on the right way to bring the information to the professional workflow, and new publishing technologies. His background in working with professional societies has also included winning professionals over to new knowledge products (not as simple as it should be! we all know that) and working with stakeholders in a profession to create a new offering.

Katja Oechel, Associate in Marketing and Market Research, will be travelling in from Berlin to eulogise the city’s thriving digital media start-up scene and chat marketing communications in Europe.

Our beloved leader, Martin Marlow, will, of course, be in attendance. Grab him of you want to talk about anything at all. Martin is particularly interested to meet anyone who can lend him a short range teleportation device, given the amount of meetings he has arranged – just until we manage to get him cloned***.

Have fun everyone!

Author: Megan Toogood

*More about him in later blogs
**And him
***Martin doesn’t know we’re getting him cloned, best not to mention it quite yet.


Maverick Publishing Specialists to support NISO in growing membership base

Maverick will promote NISO membership to publishers, library and corporate organizations to help grow number of members.

Maverick Publishing Specialists, the specialist strategic consultancy and outsource services company for the publishing industry, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with National Information Standards Organization (NISO) to promote more active involvement in the NISO community and help develop new membership. The scope of work includes liaising with publishers and industry organizations from around the world to review the benefits of joining NISO and then encouraging them to join up.

Speaking of the agreement, Martin Marlow, President Maverick Publishing Specialists, said, “We’re delighted to be able to help NISO with their continued growth. We have been in discussions with Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO, to identify the ways in which we can support NISO and are thrilled that an agreement has been reached. With the number of Associates we now have all around the world, we are eager to help NISO gain members from all regions and market sectors. We look forward to working with Todd and his team over the coming months to encourage active involvement in this vital, and rapidly expanding industry organization.”

Todd Carpenter, commented “We’re very pleased to appoint Maverick in this ambassadorial and outreach role for NISO. Maverick associates have a wealth of knowledge of the information industry and we are confident that they can help us reach the companies and organizations we wish to attract and encourage their participation in NISO. We look forward to working with them.”

The Maverick team has already undergone initial orientation with the NISO membership offerings and already has a number of conversations already set up for the Frankfurt Bookfair. Any organisation wishing to find out more about the new relationship or meet at the Fair – or gain more information regarding the benefits of being a member of NISO – should contact George Farina, Senior Associate, at