About Wharton Digital Press
Publisher of Digital Books
Wharton Digital Press publishes actionable, award-winning, and bestselling books for the global business community. As a digital publisher, Wharton Digital Press has pioneered a book format that fits with the busy lives of our readers. At 15,000-35,000 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 Bookstore
The Wharton Digital Press Bookstore offers a central location for readers to discover business and public policy books authored by The Wharton School’s faculty and Wharton Digital Press authors. Wharton Digital Press utilizes a new disruptive technology to operate the Wharton Digital Press Bookstore: The Everywhere Store® Powered by Zola.
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.
Wharton Digital Press email subscribers and readers hail from all around the world. The Wharton Digital Press Bookstore is available to a global audience, and Wharton Digital Press books are available wherever books are sold online, in more than 200 countries and territories.
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.
Stephen J. Kobrin, Executive Director
Stephen J. Kobrin, William Wurster Professor Emeritus of Multinational Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, oversees and directs the Press and its editorial board. He ensures Wharton Digital Press is aligned with the mission and goals of the School.
Shannon Berning, Executive Editor
Shannon Berning works closely with authors from the first spark of an idea. Drawing on more than 20 years’ publishing experience, she also develops digital technology, sales, and licensing partnerships that enable the books to reach an ever-expanding global audience.
Teresa Kocudak, Associate Director
Teresa Kocudak works closely with authors to promote their books and ideas to a global audience of readers through the Wharton network, social media, email marketing, and publicity. She draws on relationships with Wharton partners that she has built over the past 15 years.
Rachel Szkaradnik, Business Administrator
Rachel Szkaradnik, a Penn alum and long-time Wharton staff member, manages the financial aspects of Wharton Digital Press’s operations. She prepares and monitors budgets, analyzes and reports sales patterns, and prepares biannual royalty reports for authors.
The Wharton Digital Press Editorial Board, composed of very knowledgeable and experienced Wharton faculty from a wide range of disciplines, keeps Wharton Digital Press up to date on emerging issues and ensures that our books and our authors provide the greatest value to readers.Meet the editorial Board