FOS-Fresh Online Services: by Eric Frank
A book that can be freely used/modified/distributed by anyone is called an open book. Several books on a variety of subjects are being published as open books. An interesting trend in this realm is that even commercial publishers are trying out this model. The innovative publishing company ‘Flat World Knowledge‘ is an excellent example. In this podcast, Eric Frank, Founder and President, Flat World Knowledge describes to J.Murali the features of his innovative publishing service based on open content. Listen to the conversation.
Eric is a venture capital-backed publisher of free and openly-licensed college textbooks. He brings a track record of more than 14 years of success in higher education publishing. He has held senior positions in sales, editorial, and marketing at Thomson (now Cengage) and Prentice Hall, a division of Pearson Education. Prior to starting Flat World, Eric was Director of Marketing for Prentice Hall Business Publishing, a division with annual sales in the hundreds of millions There, he managed a team of marketing managers and marketing communications staff, and had overall responsibility for strategy, budget, staffing and execution.