About BEP

Introduction

Business Expert Press was born in 2008 because of one question: “Why do we pay so much for a professional book when we only want a few chapters?” From that question grew our initial priority: concise, precise, professional business information, published in print and eBook formats, written by experts in their fields, and organized into specific content collections so that consumers can immediately find the information they seek on subjects that matter to them.

Over the next few years, it became apparent to us that our primary audience — business students, faculty, and librarians — sought digital content built just for them. In 2010, assisted by the guidance of a panel of librarians, BEP released its first Digital Library. That library consisted of 50 eBooks with the goal of putting students first. It included all the features that we continue to offer today, beginning with No Usage Restrictions (students can print, share, download, and mark up any title in our library). We also offer Perpetual Access; Free MARC Records; and Free Archival Services. Finally, No License Agreement is Required (acknowledged by SERU). Our customers build their own collections. Today, we offer annual digital libraries of 110 eBooks, subscriptions to all 900 eBooks, topical e-collections, and custom bundles.

BEP has grown to be one of the premiere sources of business content for colleges and universities around the world. With its primary staff in the United States, BEP has a global sales and marketing operation, distributing our print and e-content to professionals and academics World-Wide. Our books not only contain ideas and solutions tailored to today’s business environment; they also offer content that anticipates the business environment of tomorrow—content that is both drawn from and relatable to many cultures in many different countries. Our books have won numerous citations and awards. Many of our authors are recognized as premier authorities in their fields. We’re proud to be a part of the business world today and look forward to continuing to serve the business community by offering innovative content in all areas of enterprise.

Editorial Mission Statement

The one constant in today’s global business environment is change. For a business to remain competitive, it, too, must change. And whether that change is successful depends on how well its professionals adapt to change and harness it to their own and their company’s advantage. Part of this process of adaption involves constant skills-building and ongoing education. Our goal is to play a part in this process by providing forward-looking business content and the best available resource materials.

Our editorial mission at Business Expert Press is straightforward. We seek to publish the highest quality books on the broadest possible range of business topics. Our books are written by experts for non-experts, on topics that directly contribute to the growth of professionals and aspiring professionals. Business Expert Press books are concise (a maximum of 60,000 words and 150 published pages) and applied. They are researched- based with an applied focus. Often the topics of our books are narrow in scope but deep in the treatment of the subjects with which they deal. When the subject is broader the books are still concisely-written and maintain an applied focus.

The genesis of a Business Expert Press book is often an outgrowth of an author’s teaching, research, business, or professional consulting experience. The final product is the result of a collaboration between the author and one of our 38 consulting editors, each of whom is an expert on the book collection over which he or she presides. These editors review and approve every book proposal accepted and final manuscript that we publish, thus insuring the quality and relevance of our publication program for our audience of business students and professionals.