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Simon Inger

Renew Publishing Consultants
Consultant
Abingdon, UK
Simon Inger has been working in journals since 1987, when he joined B.H.Blackwell, the Oxford-based subscription agent. In late 1994 he founded CatchWord, the world's first journal platform service provider and ran that business until its acquisition by Ingenta in 2001 (now Publishing Technology). Since 2002, Simon has worked as a consultant specializing in journals, including: sales, marketing & pricing; journal delivery & platform selection; fulfilment & editorial systems selection; management; financial planning; product development; market research; content development; content discovery; library technology; standards; strategic business reviews; and open access publishing. In addition, Simon runs training courses for librarians for UKSG in Europe, as well as courses for publishers by Renew Training (a subsidiary of Simon Inger Consulting) in association with ALPSP. Simon co-founded Renew Consulting for Societies, which helps scholarly societies navigate the world of academic publishing and assists specifically with business reviews, contract renewals, writing tender documents and negotiating new partnership agreements. Simon works with not-for-profit publishing organisations in the UK and US, as well as commercial publishers, technology providers, intermediaries and service providers in journals publishing.