Aug 23, 2021
In today's episode, Tom Gilson, Associate Editor for Against the Grain, talks with Erika Valenti, North American Regional Director, Executive Vice President, Emerald Publishing as part of the "Views from the Penthouse Suite" series for the 2020 Charleston Library Conference.
Erika Valenti is Executive Vice President, North America for Emerald Publishing where she directs all aspects of the company’s development in the region, including sales, product introduction, brand presence, and corporate strategy.
Prior to Emerald, Erika was Global Sales Director for Publishers Communication Group working with clients including BioOne, American Society for Microbiology, the Royal Society, Geological Society of London, and Canadian Science Publishing; and she previously spent ten years in international sales and marketing roles at the MIT Press. She has considerable experience with sales management for books, journals and databases, emerging market entry strategies, library negotiations, and consortia relationships in the US, Canada, Europe, Brazil, India, China, and Southeast Asia. In her current position, she endeavors to focus and balance Emerald’s product, author, librarian, and user needs within the US and Canadian market.
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