About Wharton Digital Press
Wharton Digital Press was established to inspire bold, insightful thinking within the global business community. In the tradition of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and its online business journal Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton Digital Press uses innovative and interactive digital technologies to help managers meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Wharton Digital Press delivers relevant, accessible, conceptually sound and empirically based business knowledge to readers wherever and whenever they need it. Its digital formats include ebooks and print books through print-on-demand technology. Directed to a general business audience, the Press’s areas of interest include management and strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, finance and investment, leadership, marketing, operations, human resources, social responsibility, business-government relations, and more.
Smart, Succinct Format
Wharton Digital Press publishes actionable, award-winning, and bestselling books for the business community. As a digital publisher, Wharton Digital Press has pioneered a book format that fits with the busy lives of our readers. At 15,000-30,000 words, its books are more in-depth and actionable than an article or blog post and more concise and focused than a typical business book.
Wharton Digital Press books are available wherever paperbacks and ebooks are sold online, in more than 200 countries and territories. Wharton Digital Press publishes its books throughout the world in the English language, and it licenses its books to publishers around the world to be published in other languages. Translated editions are available in Brazil (Portuguese), China, Czech Republic, Korea, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, and throughout the world in Spanish. Through a partnership with Gildan Media, an audiobook edition of each book is also available.
An Esteemed Community
Wharton Digital Press readers and authors are part of the global Wharton community, which is engaged in an ongoing discussion of stimulating and important business ideas. With a reputation for integrity and an analytical approach to knowledge, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania—founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school—is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The Wharton community includes more than 2 million subscribers of Knowledge@Wharton; 93,000 alumni; 5,000 active undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; and more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs.
Partnership with Authors
Wharton Digital Press’s author agreement offers a rare risk-sharing arrangement. Instead of a traditional advance, the author and the Press share the net revenue from sales and licensing of the books. With shared risk and shared reward, both parties are fully committed to making the book a success.
Wharton Digital Press has pushed the boundaries in nearly every realm of the book publishing business model, from its relationship with authors to the delivery of its content. One of its key goals is to operate as a laboratory to test new innovations in digital reading technologies and content delivery and distribution. With each book it publishes, Wharton Digital Press explores ways to further push the boundaries.