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Member Spotlight August 2019

August 2019

Jason Wells, Marketing Director of APA Publishing


When and how did you get your start in the publishing industry?

I got my start in 1992 with a high school internship. It was at PBC International in Glen Cove, NY, a publisher of coffee table reference books for designers, including Children's Book Illustration and Design by Julie Cummins.
What is one thing you wish you knew when you first started out?

How much technology would change so quickly. From fax machines with crinkly paper, to uploading and downloading e-mails once a day, to lightening fast almost everything, the world has stepped up its pace.
The 2019 theme for BISG is Innovation. In that spirit, what industry innovation are you most excited about?

Glad to see audio books taking more of a center stage. More and more people use them in a world where time for traditional reading keeps shrinking.
Why are you a member of BISG?

BISG's work brings many different types of publishing together through thoughtful, moderated standards. We always want to be part of the conversation and value our membership.
What is one surprising fact about you?

I have toy car collection with over 5000 pieces that I will never fully be able to catalog.


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