BTB #129: Tom Allen On Leading A ‘Born Again’ Industry

Tom AllenThis spring, Tom Allen – a former Maine Congressman, lawyer, and Rhodes Scholar – became CEO and President of the Association of American Publishers, following the retirement of Patricia Schroeder, who had served since 1997.

A week ago, Chris Kenneally caught up with Allen in Oslo where both attended the annual IFRRO meeting that also marked the organization’s 25th anniversary. Allen provided the latest news on developments in the Google Book Settlement and admitted he finds himself “spokesman for an industry that used to be mature, but is no longer. AAP Logo Digital transforms everything and so every publishing company is trying to find new business models.”

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