Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Publishing Industry Contacts (Updated July 2015)
As I've moved through the information industry I've collected contacts about associations, financial firms, companies, recruiters and consultants.  I've maintained it as a word document and am finally moving it online so that I can refer job seekers and industry researchers there.  I'm hoping it will be easier to update and more permanent.  Please send any additions, deletions or corrections to or use the comment feature below.

1) Associations

a) SIIA – Software & Information Industry Association. They cover the content and software area quite well. .

i) – Financial division of SIIA

b) SIPA– Specialized Information Publishers Association (merged with SIIA)

c) American Business Media – Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association for business-to-business information providers, including producers of print publications, websites, trade shows and other media. 200-plus member companies. (merged with SIIA)

d) Online Publishers Association -- industry trade organization dedicated to representing high-quality online publishers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public. Very expensive to join – meant for big media companies

e) ASIDIC – merged with NFAIS

f) NFAIS -- National Federation of Abstracting & Indexing Services

g) STM -- Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers. Focuses on Academic and Professional publishers.

2) Financial Firms– there are a couple of firms that cover the information industry. Some are heavier on advisory than banking:

a) Jordan Edmiston –NY

b) Berkery Noyes – NY

c) DeSilva Phillips - NY

d) Warburg Pincus

e) Veronis Suhler -- NY  Leading private investment firm that invests in the information, education, media, marketing and business services industries in North America and Europe.

f) Marlin & Co. - Marlin & Associates is an independent boutique financial and strategic advisory firm and investment bank focused on advising owners and managers of U.S. and international companies that provide technology, digital information, and healthcare-related products and services.
g) Whitestone Communications –national mergers and acquisitions advisory firm serving the publishing, information and training industries. Based in NY.

h) Media Advisory Partners - serves media industry - broadly defined to include publishing, broadcast & cable, education & training, information content providers

3) Connecticut Companies

a) Allegient Systems - bought by Bottomline Technologies

b) Atlantic Law Book Company -- publishes in-depth books on the substantive and procedural aspects of Connecticut civil and criminal law. I think Hartford based.

c) BLR – Old Saybrook based publisher of safety, HR, Safety and environmental products.

d) Bureau of Business Practices – New London. Part of Wolters Kluwer

e) Cliggott Publishing – Darien. Owned by UBM. Medical Publisher

f) Connecticut Law Book Publishing – Tiny Guilford Publisher.

g) Dataviz – Trumbull based company that builds software for the Palm OS

h) Daticon – Legal document mgmt. based in Gales Ferry.

i) EDGAR Online – CT based financial information company. bought by RR Donnelly in 2012

j) FACTSET – Norwalk based financial information provider

k) Forecast International -- Defense publisher – family run.

l) Lawyerup - Easton CT / America's First Urgent Legal Dispatch System

m) Micropatent - part of Thomson

n) Legal Research Systems – very small company in Hartford focused on ERISA publishing. -- purchased by WESTLAW

o) Little Blue Books – Hartford based publisher – family run. Lists of Doctors and specialties. Purchased by WEBMD

p) NERAC – Tolland based firm providing database services to engineers

q) Oceana Publications, Inc. - Publisher of International Legal Materials. Since 1948 publisher of essential international legal information specifically designed for law librarians, practicing attorneys, business executives, academicians, government officials and researchers worldwide. - Part of Oxford University Press

r) Taunton Press – publishes high end how to books like fine woodworking.

s) Thomson

t) Transcentive – software to manage corporate records, insider filings and stock option plans. Based in Shelton. Bought by Computershare in Australia in Feb ’04.

u) Windhover Information – provides analysis and commentary on health care business strategy, industry deal-making, marketplace trends, and the world of medical start-ups. Norwalk, CT. Bought by Reed Elsevier.fd

v) triVIN -- provides distinct products and services that automate motor vehicle processing and lien and title administration / Groton, CT

w) Tymetrix – legal software billing company – now owned by CCH/ Hartford

x) Vertafore -- provider of specialized software, services and information for the property and casualty insurance industry. Located in Windsor.- moved to Seattle?

y) Greyhouse Publishing - directory and encyclopedia publisher founded in 1981. Now in Amenia NY.

4) Consulting Firms & Newsletters

a) – Westport CT based

b) –

c) – well connected firm based out of Chicago

d) – CA based firm specializing in the end user community and industry executives.

e) Infocommerce Group -- boutique consulting firm focusing on directories and specialized information.

f) SKS Advisors – Steve Sieck

g) Hal Espo

5) Recruiters

a) -- Bob Bernikow focuses on sales type positions.



d) Ed Kaminski

e) Ligature Partners

f) Chemistry Executive Search – Rick Linde

g) New Coordinates, Cara Erickson

h) The Howard Sloan Koller Group

i) InSearch – Millie Mashal

j) Korn Ferry