Book Boss Jane Friedman Talks Tech, Ebooks and Why Content Still Rules
Friedman would eventually run the whole show at both Knopf and later, News Corp's HarperCollins. She left that CEO role in 2008 but wasn't yet done with publishing. In 2009, she jumped right back in-this time as an entrepreneur-taking advantage of the Amazon Kindle/Apple iBooks digital revelation to launch eBook publisher Open Road Media. "I'd always been entrepreneurial but within a corporation," says Friedman. " You go through your career and someone is always thinking that someone was protecting you. I wanted to do it on my own ."