Open Road: Friedman Named Chairman, Slavin CEO

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Jane Friedman, is stepping down as CEO of digital publishing house Open Road Integrated Media, and will now serve as Chairman of the Board/Executive Publisher of the company she co-founded.

“I’m so proud of what Open Road Integrated Media is —a company that publishes and markets stories which entertain and illuminate readers around the world,” stated Friedman. “Open Road continues to deliver on its promise of breathing new life into classic and contemporary works. With the growing success of Early Bird Books and The Lineup brands in our portfolio, we are proving every day that content is king.”

Media veteran Paul Slavin, who joined the company last fall, will replace Friedman as CEO of the company. Slavin will help expand the company across platforms.

“I know that Open Road’s authors, partners, and staff will work incredibly well with Paul,” Friedman said. “His experience in developing successful digital media companies, his business acumen, and his deep appreciation for media position him well to capitalize on the incredible growth that we’ve seen. And he’s someone who understands the value of our books and authors.”