Nic Esposito

Ellen Harvey is a freelance writer and editor who covers the latest technologies and strategies reshaping the publishing landscape. She previously served as the Senior Editor at Publishing Executive and Book Business.

Denis Wilson was previously content director for Target Marketing, Publishing Executive, and Book Business, as well as the FUSE Media and BRAND United summits. In this role, he analyzed and reported on the fundamental changes affecting the media and marketing industries and aimed to serve content-driven businesses with practical and strategic insight. As a writer, Denis’ work has been published by Fast Company, Rolling Stone, Fortune, and The New York Times.

In a trendy coffee shop called Elixr, on a side street off of Philadelphia’s toney Rittenhouse Square, there is funky décor, loud music, strong coffee, and, by the door, a small vending machine. From this machine, for two dollars, one can purchase not cigarettes or candy or any of those other typically unhealthy vending machine wares, but, instead, a short story.

Technological disruption in the publishing industry has opened the doors to innovation. Here, four startups share their insights on reinventing book publishing.

Publishing Business Today is excited to feature the Atlantic's latest "Cities" piece featuring fellow and much-respected Philadelphia press, the Head and the Hand. In this new era of publishing, defined by declining print sales and the Big Five's shrinking market share, it is encouraging to see a new press find success with the printed word. Founded a year ago by Nic Esposito, the Head and the Hand reimagines the book industry by focusing on forming deep connections between readers, authors, and the press itself.

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