Kim Anderson of The Reading Room Speaking to PWSD
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Kim Anderson is chief Executive of TheReadingRoom.com an online book discovery platform for readers with more than 1.3 million members, based in New York. It enables members to connect with other readers, recommend books to each other, share their reading experience, by writing reviews, starting discussion joining online reading groups. Members can also read the latest reviews from the NYT and The Guardian, consult carefully curated featured bookshelves, and track their favorite authors. The site is also ecommerce enabled and members can buy print and eBooks as competitive prices.
Kim is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX 100 listed Carsales.com.au, and the STW Group, Australia’s largest marketing communications group.
Kim's career spans a wide range of media development including book, magazine and newspaper publishing, online media, mobile and free to air television including digital and interactive formats.
Kim attended the University of Sydney and UTS before she went on to train as an editor. She was the Managing Editor of the twelve volume Bicentennial History of Australia. Originally based in Sydney as Non-fiction Publisher HarperCollins, Kim has worked for a variety of book publisher and media proprietors, including John Fairfax and Sons, Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and News Corp. In 1993 she was posted to New York to set up a new media vision for HarperCollins. In 1995 she returned and joined Publishing and Broadcasting Limited to create Australia’s number one online portal ninemsn.com.au, ran digital media s for the Nine Television Network. In 2004 Kim joined Southern Star Entertainment as CEO, and was instrumental in creating the digital entity Kim Southern Cross View, creating Australia’s first talk back portal Mytalk.com.au.
Kim has been a Member of the Expert Advisory Panel for Law and the Humanities for the Australian Research Council, a Federation Fellows judge, a Fellow of Senate of The University of Sydney from 2004 –2011, former Chair of Sydney Talent, and a former director of the Sax Institute. She lives in New York.