Martin Brooks Resume

Professional Experience
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NY Intermedia Authority

Reed Reference Publishing (Reed-Elsevier)

New Providence, NJ

A leading publisher of databases, directories, metadata, and abstracts for the library, retail, legal, corporate, and consumer markets in electronic and traditional media.

Sr. Vice President and Publisher, Electronic Publishing/Business Manager, Bibliographic Publishing (1995-1996)

Vice President and Publisher, Electronic Publishing (1995)

Vice President, Electronic Publishing (1991-1994)

Executive Editor, Electronic Publishing (1986-1991)

  • Established standards for database content for use in electronic products.
  • Developed standards for the implementation of content in new database input system.
  • Negotiated the use of licensed content such as book reviews and tables-of-contents from outside suppliers.
  • Contributed to Executive Committee as senior executive of electronic publishing.
  • Executed strategic planning, new business development, product development, content development, marketing, and P&L.
  • Directed Electronic (CD-ROM, Internet, Online, and Site Licensing) publishing for R.R. Bowker (bibliographic), Martindale-Hubbell (legal), National Register Publishing (corporate) and Marquis Who's Who (biographical).
  • Oversaw CD-ROM development at Bowker-Saur (UK) and K.G. Saur (Munich).
  • Secured strategic alliances and licensing with AAP, NACS, and ABA to co-manage PUBNET book ordering transaction system and with AAP for development of digital content numbering system; also secured alliances and licensing with major online and OPAC vendors in addition to retail kiosk vendors.


  • Books Out of Print
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Reed Reference Publishing marketing site


  • Books in Print with Book Reviews
  • Variety's Video Directory
  • Corporate Affiliations
  • Advertiser and Agency RedBooks
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • Reader's Advisor
  • Sci-Tech Reference
  • Children's Reference
  • Publishing Market Place
  • INGRAM-Books in Print
  • Bowker-Whitaker Global Books in Print


  • A line of 30 titles of children's book bibliographies
  • Software encyclopedia
  • Sci-Tech Books and Serials in Print
  • Directory of American Research and Technology
  • Children's Books in Print