Westchester Words is geared towards publishing industry professionals and others who are passionate about the creation of content, books, and the business of publishing. These information-packed episodes feature conversations focused on topics including culturally responsive education, project management considerations, diversity, equity, and inclusion, supply chain impacts, the general state of the publishing industry, and much more. We hope you can join Westchester Words here or via your favorite podcast platform!
Linda Secondari, Principal and Creative Director for Studiolo Secondari returns to Westchester Words to discuss how our attention spans have been distracted by the digital world we live and work in. She also shares recommendations on how to design long-form content in a more visually appealing manner, so it can better engage and maintain a reader's interest.
Tyler M. Carey
Chief Revenue Officer, Westchester Publishing Services
In this episode, Tyler M. Carey discusses some of the specific publication needs of trade associations and professional societies, and the solutions that a packager like Westchester offers to help them effectively provide content to their members in the formats they desire, while also saving them time and money in the process.
Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group (BISG)
Brian O'Leary returns to the Westchester Words podcast to tell us all the new projects BISG has been working on, how the organization provides information of value to companies and individuals throughout the publishing industry supply chain, and previews the topic/speakers for the annual meeting in late April 2023
Executive Director, Business Development, NPD Bookscan
Kristen McLean, Executive Director, Business Development at NPD Bookscan shares with listeners where book sales ended for 2022 along with the factors she believes will be significant contributing factors to how book sales perform for the U.S. publishing industry during 2023.
Julie Willis, Editorial & Prepress Director, River Editorial
Tyler M. Carey, Chief Revenue Officer, Westchester Publishing Services
Rosie Stewart leads a discussion with Tyler Carey and Julie Willis on the ways in which Westchester works with foundations, charities and institutions. This fast-paced and often highly confidential work comes with its own requirements and challenges.
Founder and Principal, The Plain Language Group
Deborah Bosley, the founder and principal of The Plain Language Group explains why it’s important for publishers of academic, professional, medical, and scientific content to produce information summaries of their content in simple, easy to understand terms, helping to expand their audience to people with a significant interest or benefit in reading the materials, but lacking the academic background required to understand complex, industry-specific language.
CEO and Publisher, Publishers Weekly
Cevin Bryerman returns to Westchester Words to discuss the 2nd Annual US Book Show, the commemoration of PW's 150th anniversary, as well as share his thoughts about returning to the office and attending industry events.
Principal and Creative Director, Studiolo Secondari
Do all the meetings you have on your calendar really need to be there? Linda can help you answer that question by sharing strategies you can use to make your meetings more effective and less frequent, putting time back in your day to get other items checked off your to-do list.
Julie Willis and Rosie Stewart
Editorial and Pre-Press Directors, River Editorial
A division of Westchester Publishing Services, UK
Julie and Rosie discuss signs for publishers to recognize when its the right time to consider outsourcing their editorial tasks, and tips for identifying the right partner.
How A Children's Book Publisher Remains Nimble and Successful
Founder & Publisher, Cardinal Rule Press
Maria discusses how Cardinal Rule Press, a children's book publisher focusing on realistic fiction titles, embodies the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Why Career and Technical Education is Gaining Prominence
Founder & CEO, CareerPath
Rich explains why there's a rapidly growing interest in Career and Technical education, and why today's CTE is very different than the vocational education that are familiar to previous generations.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from a University Press Perspective - An Update
Publishing Operations Director, Princeton University Press
Cathy returns to Westchester Words to provide listeners with an update about the Press' ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Disability is Part of the DEI Conversation
Education Publishing Professional
In this episode, Andrea discusses her own personal experiences living and working with a visible disability and why it's important for people with disabilities to be included as active participants within education publishing.
How Publishers Can Optimize Their Websites to Improve Sales
Commercial and Partnerships Director, Supadu
Sarah explains steps publishers can take to create a positive website experience for their customers, helping to generate higher sales volume.
Creating a Collaborative Community for Students, Teachers, and Families
Resources Manager and DEI Community Lead, Westchester Education Services
Founder and CEO, SOLCademy
In this episode, Nilofer and Beau discuss how education is evolving. They explore why support and collaboration between all stakeholders - including teachers, administrators, students, and families - is needed more than ever.