Joseph Esposito

Joseph J. Esposito is an independent management consultant providing strategic advice, operating analysis, and interim management in the area of digital media to both publishing and software companies. Mr. Esposito’s clients are equally divided between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Over the course of his career, Mr. Esposito has worked for a number of companies, including positions as CEO of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Tribal Voice, and SRI Consulting, all of which he led to successful exits. He writes extensively on digital media, and has been awarded research grants from the Hewlett, MacArthur, and Mellon Foundations. Mr. Esposito is not related to the famous “Joe Esposito,” Elvis Presley’s former road manager.

Articles by Joseph Esposito

Revisiting: Theory of the E-book

Joe Esposito revisits his 2012 post on the unstated theory of the e-book, which assumes that a book consists only of its text and can be manipulated without regard to the nature and circumstances of its creation. This is only one theory of many, but it is now the prevailing one.

Popularizing Cosmology: The Example of Katie Mack

It also can be something of a trap for a well-intentioned academic who wants to write for this audience, as writing for the lay person is often contemptuously dismissed as “popularization.” Woe to the academic who puts an article from The Atlantic or a book from Simon & Schuster into her tenure portfolio! It takes courage. My view is that these brave souls should be called out and celebrated. They are my heroes.