Jimmy Guterman

Jimmy Guterman is the senior editor of Harvard Business Review. Before that he was executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review. Before that, he was editorial director of the Radar Group at O'Reilly Media, where he edited Release 2.0, among other things. And before that he was an editor at large for a team at Harvard Business School Publishing that publishes the online and print publications he works for now, thus closing the circle.

Commentary on Penguin's Missed Ebook Opportunity

Extra features won't make ebooks mainstream.

Penguin's Missed Ebook Opportunity

I've seen several softball pieces (such as this one) praising Penguin's decision to release, on Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader, some classics of English literature, starting with Jane Austen, with certain extras, in multiple ebook formats. Austen's Pride and Prejudice, for example, "will come with recipes from the era, copies of the book's first reviews, and a primer on social…