Brian O’Leary

Brian O’Leary
Principal, Magellan Media

Website | @brianoleary

A publishing veteran with 25 years of consulting, management and operational experience, Mr. O’Leary is founder and principal of Magellan Consulting Partners, whose clients include major media firms as well as smaller and not-for-profit entities with significant publishing and media commitments.

The firm’s practice areas include operational improvement, revenue development, market analysis and business planning. Work done by the firm most often results in both immediate and mid-term changes in processes, structures and in some cases technologies used to produce client content. For Magellan clients, Mr. O’Leary has also written several business plans to guide start-up and growth opportunities.

Prior to starting Magellan Media, Mr. O’Leary served as senior VP and associate publisher with Hammond Inc., an internationally recognized geographic reference publisher. Responsible for editorial content, database development, production and operations, Mr. O’Leary restructured editorial operations to benefit from the firm’s prior technology investments. He also substantially increased the pace of the company’s new-product development efforts.

Before Hammond, Mr. O’Leary directed operations at several of Time Inc.’s weekly magazines and was part of the team that launched Entertainment Weekly. He joined the firm in 1983, after earning an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. O’Leary also holds an A.B. in chemistry from Harvard College.

Sessions

Workshop
Location: O'Neill (4th Floor)
Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media), Ashley Gordon (Mockingbird Publishing)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Using print-on-demand (POD) technologies, publishers can keep content in digital form, avoiding waste and offering options that lower or avoid inventory expense. This session describes the state of the art in digital printing technology, offers a framework for evaluating when POD makes sense, and provides an interactive opportunity to compare current (conventional) practices against POD. Read more.
General
Location: Odets (4th Floor)
Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
In 2008, Magellan Media began monitoring file sharing on peer-to-peer sites to determine its impact on paid content sales. Using front-list titles from O'Reilly Media, the research to date has revealed a possible positive correlation between piracy and paid sales. This session will update the researching for O'Reilly titles and add results from other participants, including Thomas Nelson. Read more.
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Qualcomm
  • Copia
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • Adobe
  • Aptara
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Bowker
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • Google
  • HP
  • LibreDigital
  • MagMe
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • oXygen XML Editor
  • Chuckwalla
  • Foxit Software
  • Jacquette Consulting
  • Jouve North America
  • Lulu
  • Marvell
  • Media Services Group
  • PubServ
  • Safari Books Online
  • Silverchair
  • Virtusales
  • Vitrium Systems
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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