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Lavender-Consulting was formed in 2016 by John Lavender to offer services to:


  • Publishers

  • Libraries

  • Publishers' vendors and suppliers


John has worked in senior positions for a number of the largest publishing corporations in the world, including Pergamon Press (now part of Elsevier), Thomson Corporation and Taylor & Francis, as well as some smaller publishers, including the Open University Press and CRC Press. John’s experience in publishing is unusually well rounded covering:


  • Sales

  • Editorial

  • Marketing

  • IT

  • Electronic publishing

  • Business development


John has a proven track record in business growth by increasing acquisition of content through organic growth, purchasing companies or lists; developing cost-efficient marketing strategies; and by developing global sales markets. In addition, John was an early adopter of electronic publishing including:


  • Developing the first journal to be delivered on the web using PDF

  • Developing the first virtual book library with CRCnetBASE



    John Lavender: Career highlights


Taylor & Francis (part of Informa plc) (USA)

Senior vice president: Publishing and online products

Senior vice president: Publishing, marketing and web development


CRC Press (USA)

Senior vice president: Editorial and marketing

Vice president: Marketing, international operations, IT and electronic product development


Thomson Science and Professional (formerly Chapman & Hall) (UK)

Divisional director: Electronic publishing 

Director of business development

Sales and marketing director

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