Skip Prichard: In the News

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Salisbury Post reviews and comments on The Book of Mistakes.

Storytelling expert Paul Smith: 9 Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Future.

Confession: I was a little disappointed when I started reading this book and realized it was fiction. I thought I was reading a serious, non-fiction business book. But then I couldn’t put it down. And by the time I was done, it was my favorite business book I’ve read in the last year. 








  • 2015 Top Thought Leaders in TRUST.” Winter 2015. Trust!. Skip Prichard is named one of the top 20 thought leaders for 2015 in the importance of leadership and trust.





  • An Interview with Skip Prichard.” October 1, 2013. American Libraries. In this Q&A, Skip Prichard talks about his first impressions of OCLC and the challenges facing libraries and the OCLC cooperative. He also talks about his plans for the organization and his leadership style.
  • OCLC Names Skip Prichard President and CEO.” May 16, 2013. Publishers Weekly. Sandy Yee, Chair, OCLC Board of Trustees, announces that Skip Prichard will become OCLC’s fifth President and CEO on July 1, 2013.





  • How Will We Read? The Book Makers.” December 22, 2011. The Huffington Post. In this Q&A, Skip Prichard talks about the future of publishing and reading.
  • Media & Publishing.” April 7, 2011. Nashville Post. Skip Prichard is named as one of top 15 executives in middle Tennessee who are the region’s business and political power brokers reshaping Music City.
  • Now What? Embracing New Models and Rethinking the Old…” February 15, 2011. O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing conference. In this video presentation, Skip Prichard outlines the rapid and seismic changes in content format and delivery that are reshaping the publishing industry.
  • O’Reilly Tools of Change—Keynote with Skip Prichard.” February 15, 2011. No Shelf Required. This article is a summary of Skip Prichard’s presentation at the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference.
  • Struggling Borders to Meet with Publishers.” January 3, 2011. New York Times. Skip Prichard is interviewed as an expert in bookselling and asked to comment on Borders.



  • “Ingram launches VitalSource Bookshelf Application for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.” September 28, 2010. No Shelf Required. Skip Prichard announces that the VitalSource e-textbook platform from Ingram Content Group now supports access by these devices.
  • “Lightning Source Heads Down Under.” September 22, 2010. No Shelf Required. Skip Prichard announces that Ingram Content Group Inc. will expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific market by establishing a full-scale Lightning Source print-on-demand book manufacturing operation in Australia.
  • Ingram expands in Australia.” September 23, 2010. Nashville Post, Skip Prichard announces the expansion of Ingram Content Group into Australia.
  • CEO’s Speak Up. May 26, 2010. Shelf Awareness. Skip is quoted on trends in the publishing and book industry.
  • “Macmillan to Use Ingram’s print-on-demand service.” September 21, 2010. No Shelf Required. Skip Prichard announces that Ingram Content Group will integrate Ingram’s print-on-demand (POD) and fulfillment capability with Macmillan’s publishing program.
  • The Future of Books: CEO Ingram Skip Prichard Feels Confident.” July 28, 2010. The Daily Beast. In this article, Skip Prichard says that books of all sorts are here to stay and that people will embrace changing technologies—and keep on reading.
  • Lightning Source, PediaPress Team to Produce Custom Wiki Books.” June 11, 2010. Publishers Weekly. Skip Prichard announces a new partnership that brings Ingram Content Group’s print-on-demand manufacturing and distribution to PediaPress in order to create customized books.
  • The Value of a Book.” May 25, 2010. CSpan. 2010 Book Expo America. In this video, Skip Prichard participates in a panel discussion on the current and future state of the publishing industry with CEOs from several other publishing houses and trade organizations.
  • “TOC—Tools of Change Keynote Speakers.” February 23, 2010. No Shelf Required. This article reports on Skip Prichard’s keynote at the Tools of Change conference.



  • ATG Interviews Skip Prichard.” November 2008. Against the Grain. As President and CEO of Ingram Book Group, Skip Prichard answers questions about strategy, acquisitions, ebooks, and technology in this wide-ranging Q&A interview.
  • David ‘Skip’ Prichard, President and CEO, Ingram Book Group.” April 2008. Information Today. Skip Prichard talks about how digital content is opening up new avenues for the publishing industry and getting information to the masses.




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