About Us

Our mission:

Our mission is to cultivate lifelong learners—because today’s explorers are tomorrow’s leaders.

About the Company

World Book, Inc., based in the vital center of downtown Chicago, Illinois, is a leading publishing company that leverages cutting-edge technology to produce authoritative, trustworthy, and understandable educational and instructional content. Our talented team has a core competency in publishing world-class reference material and other nonfiction content in print and digital forms. Our sales and distribution network covers the United States and Canada, and reaches into every region around the world, making our brand and the value it represents globally recognized.

World Book, Inc. is a thriving company with an aggressive growth strategy supported by our core business in digital and print products for educational and instructional use. We are eager to find talented, ambitious, and energetic candidates to join our team.

The World Book Difference

World Book combines technology with traditional editorial excellence to produce authoritative, trustworthy and unbiased information. The content is carefully curated and meticulously written to be easily understood. World Book publications help to build fluency and increase comprehension. Illustrated with attention-grabbing photos, useful diagrams and maps, the books are designed to engage even the most reluctant reader. This collection of resources kindles a lifelong learning habit for every reader. World Book’s adherence to clarity, currency and accuracy make World Book’s print offerings an information necessity in the classroom, library and beyond.


Our Leadership

Jim O'Rourke

Jim O'Rourke

President

Paul Kobasa

Paul Kobasa

VP, Editor-in-Chief

Jean Lin

Jean Lin

VP, Marketing

Rob Geertsen

Dennis McQuillan

VP, Regional Sales

Jeff Williamson

Jeff Williamson

VP, Marketing

Andrea Thorne

Andrea Thorne

VP, Regional Sales

Rob Geertsen

Bev Eckert

HR Director