With over 25 years experience in the publishing industry, Ted Hill has launched dozens of new businesses and business initiatives.  He has held business development positions at leading companies including Pearson, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Vista (now Publishing Technology), and About.com.  As a business development consultant with deep knowledge of the publishing and information industries, client engagements range from raw startups to America’s largest companies including NetGalley, codeMantra, Above the Treeline, R.R. Bowker, Ingram, and Microsoft Corporation. In addition to frequently speaking at industry events on the subject of how new technologies impact the business of publishing, Ted is a long-standing member of the Board of Directors for the Book Industry Study Group.