Outsell Inc. Bill Trippe

Bill Trippe

Consulting Partner


Bill Trippe is a Boston-based publishing consultant and author.  In addition to his consulting work, Bill was formerly Director of Technology at the MIT Press, a leading academic publisher of books and journals. In this role, Bill oversaw software development, digital products, database management and analytics, and server and systems management. Prior to joining MIT Press, Bill was Vice President and Lead Analyst for the Gilbane Group, a division of Outsell, Inc., Director of Publishing Systems at ZDNet, Manager of Content Development at Houghton Mifflin, and Manager of Editorial Systems Support at Xyvision.

Bill’s areas of focus span the wide range of publishing technologies, including workflow, print and web production, content and asset management, web content management, eCommerce, and digital rights management. As both a technology leader inside of publishers and as a consultant, Bill has led the development of XML-based workflow solutions, content management and digital asset management implementations, and customer-facing applications such as subscription-based products and eCommerce-driven sites for books journals, and custom publishing. Bill is a recognized expert in XML for both print and digital production and has helped clients digitize and publishing collections of books, journals, and other high-value content.

Bill has written broadly on publishing technology. He contributed to Bill Rosenblatt’s book on Digital Rights Management, coauthored a book on SVG, and has written extensively for trade publications and newsletters. Bill is a past board member of the Book Industry Study Group and a frequent presenter at industry events. Bill is a long-time adjunct professor at several Boston-area colleges, primarily teaching writing but also specialized courses in book and magazine publishing, XML, and other aspects of digital publishing.


  • Technology strategy and planning
  • Content management and workflow
  • Scholarly and society publishing
  • Search and discovery
  • Metadata strategy and implementation
  • STM, textbook, and trade book publishing
  • Publishing systems and operations


Bill received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and his master’s in Writing and Publishing at Emerson College


  • Houghton Mifflin
  • ZDNet
  • The MIT Press
  • The Gilbane Group


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/billtrippe1/

Email: btrippe@outsellinc.com

Phone: +1 781-526-2564

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