There are few developers on the planet who get ebooks, in all their complexity, in the way Benedict Noel does.
Benedict joined us in the days when we only sold ebooks in PDF format and the Rocket Ebook and Nokia 7000 were The Future. We only transacted in US dollars and “kindle” was a verb.
In his years at the forefront of ebook innovation, Benedict was the power behind the design, implementation and management of our world-class production platform. Our production platform is the envy of other ebook vendors, ingesting over 20,000 new files each month.
The system receives streams of ebooks and metadata, optimises PDFs, corrects a myriad metadata errors, converts files into our own DRM schema. It ensures that the thousands of daily price changes and other updates happen accurately and on time, and never misses a beat.
Benedict’s spectacular aptitude for automation is now being applied to eBooks.com’s new direct marketing platform, which sends highly targeted news and suggestions to our 3.9 million members — in a totally interesting and not-annoying way.
Team Ebooks: Benedict Noel
|Currently working on||In-app notifications to allow our customers to receive timely updates about new ebook releases|
|Interests||Reading, cycling, yoga, mycology, anything tech/entrepreneur related, gardening, beer|
|Status||married, 1 kid|
|A good thing about working at eBooks.com||Flexible hours and plenty of autonomy|
|Worst moment at eBooks.com||Accidentally deleting all of Cambridge’s books (2005)|
|Best trip ever||4 month trip through Central America, Cuba and a cycle trip around Iceland.|
|When I grow up I’d like to…||own a hobby farm|
|When I finish work today I’m going to…||yoga, then get the kid ready for bed and watch Game of Thrones|
|The world would be so much better if everyone would just …||convert a piece of their lawn to productive garden.|