Karl Weber And Raquel Avila Join Lid Publishing
While at Random House, Weber also served as editor of Living Faith
(1996), the spiritual autobiography of Jimmy Carter, which spent eleven
weeks on the New York Times bestseller list (over 270,000 copies sold)
as well as President Carter's Sources of Strength (1997), also a New
York Times bestseller.
Before joining Random House, Weber was senior editor and publisher in
the trade book division of John Wiley & Sons (1986-1994). He developed a
series of successful investment books, helped to conceive and launch
Wiley's famous Portable MBA series of management guides, and produced
several highly-praised books about the worlds of business and finance,
including The Big Fix: Inside the S&L Scandals by James Ring Adams and
Brokers, Bagmen, and Moles by David Greising and Laurie Morse.
WhenWorth magazine in 1997 selected the fifteen best investment books of the
past 150 years, two were titles edited by Weber: Investment Illusions by
Martin S. Fridson and Investment Psychology Explained by Martin J.
Prior to serving at Wiley, Weber was an editor at McGraw-Hill and at
AMACOM, the book-publishing division of the American Management
Association. Weber is also an expert on educational testing. He has
written seven books for students about how to earn high scores on
standardized tests and appears on a series of educational video programs
published by Video Aided Instruction.
Weber¹s newest book, DEMAND: CREATING WHAT PEOPLE LOVE BEFORE THEY
KNOW THEY WANT IT (Crown Business, 2011), is his fourth collaboration
with consultant Adrian J. Slywotzky, widely recognized as one of the
most influencial business thinkers of our time.
Throughout his career, Karl Weber collaborated with Muhammad Yunus,
winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, on his best-selling book CREATING
A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY. Weber's book on sustainable business, THE
TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE, co-authored with Andrew W. Savitz, was named one of
the best business books of 2006 by Soundview Executive Summaries.
Weber's previous books include THE POWER OF WE: SUCCEEDING THROUGH
PARTNERSHIPS and CHOCOLATES ON THE PILLOW AREN'T ENOUGH (both
co-authored with Jonathan M. Tisch) and THE UPSIDE: THE 7 STRATEGIES FOR
TURNING BIG THREATS INTO GROWTH BREAKTHROUGHS (co-authored with Adrian
J. Slywotzky). As an editor, he has worked with a distinguished roster
of authors including former president Jimmy Carter, representative
Richard Gephardt, and Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the
Anti-Defamation League. Weber also edited THE BEST OF I.F. STONE, a
collection of articles by the famed independent journalist, as well as
the best-selling companion books for the acclaimed documentary films
FOOD, INC. and WAITING FOR ³SUPERMAN.² He is a member of the
Consulting Editors Alliance.