Brendan Cahill has left his position as publisher of Open Road Integrated Media to join Green Mountain Digital in Woodstock, VT, where he will become ceo as of January 1. (For now Cahill is president and ceo-designate; current ceo and co-founder David Roberts will stay on as chairman and adviser to the company.) Former book publisher Andy Stewart founded the company in 2009, along with Roberts and Charles Rattigan. Bloomberg BusinessWeek indicates the company raised $2.35 million from angel investors (including the founders and board members); CrunchBase says they raised $1.48 million a year ago from the Vermon Seed Capital Fund.
With 14 employees, the company produces a line of 29 bird and natural guide apps with Audobon, and does apps with Orvis as well. Cahill will continue to build the company’s partnerships with companies connected to the outdoors, nature and wildlife and says “a big part of what I’m doing is leading the push into an HTML5-enabled universe,” driving the company and its apps to become more social and more community-focused.
Publishing Technology has appointed Peter Blok to new position of evp of global orofessional services. He was vp of global supply chain at Celgene Corporation and vp of global professional services at Invensys.
The Perseus Books Group has entered into an agreement have “a wide array” of their titles available through the Espresso Book Machine, via Ingram’s Lightning Source. Perseus’s distribution clients will also be able to participate if they wish.