Phil Madans

Executive Director, Digital Publishing Technology

Hachette Book Group USA

Commercial Business

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Professional Bio

Technology should empower, not hinder, the publishing process. That has been Phil Madans’s north star since creating HBG’s first intranet over 25 years ago. In his current role as Executive Director of Digital Publishing Technology for the Hachette Book Group, Phil applies his 40-years of publishing experience to evangelize and implement new solutions for content creation, workflow efficiency, metadata optimization, and system data integration. His mandate has been, and continues to be, to ensure that publishing systems meet the needs and requirements of HBG’s business users, and he has exercised that mandate on such implementations as DAM, production PO, publicity, title metadata management, ONIX metadata quality, eBooks, desktop publishing, font management, and XML workflows. Most recently he led a company-wide effort to implement a new title management system that supports the full publishing life cycle, from acquisition to rights reversion.

Over the past 20 years, Phil’s has worked with many industry associations: AAP, W3C, IDPF, GS1, EDItEUR, BIC, and of course BISG, where Phil has chaired or been a member of a dozen committees, task forces, and working groups. Today, Phil focuses on the work of the Metadata Committee, and oversees HBG’s company membership in BISG.


Parent: Hachette Book Group USA

1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10104

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Industry Subsegments

Trade Publishing

Committee Engagement

Metadata, Rights, Supply Chain, Workflow

Industry Segment


Working Group Engagement

AI Working Group, ISNI Working Group, Metadata Survey Review Group, Transforming Supply Chain Communication