Readers of Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 blog got a big jolt yesterday when they tuned in to the news that he has left his position as VP and Executive Publisher at Wiley after 10 years. He's been hired as the new General Manager of O'Reilly Technology Exchange. O'Reilly's blogs are buzzing about his appointment, and a flurry of lurkers on his own blog have come out to congratulate him.
The new position will give Joe the chance to practice the kind of forward-thinking publishing ideas that he preaches on his blogs, so this is a perfect fit for him. Instead of moving to the San Francisco area where the company is headquartered, Joe will be working out of his home in suburban Indianapolis. But he will be traveling both east and west.
Congratulations, Joe! O'Reilly has made a very smart move!