Blake Orlandi is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Book of the Month Club. The Book of the Month Club was founded in 1926 as an innovative platform for avid readers to receive a curated selection of books every month. While the concept hasn’t changed much over the past 90 years, the publishing industry has suffered a decline as the Internet and video games competed for the time and attention of the reading public. Book of the Month Club CEO John Lippman and Blake Orlandi have tried to reinvent Book of the Month Club for a new generation of readers, and it is now a successful subscription-based e-commerce service based in New York. It provides a choice of five books which are available to the members of the Book of the Month Club every month at an affordable price. Taking the burden of finding a book online or from the library or from friends and letting people rediscover the joy of reading something not on an iPhone or iPad, but with substance and weight and infinite value.
As COO of the Book of the Month Club, Blake Orlandi leads a team of more than 45 people who work on product marketing strategies, business expansion, and business operations. He has been working with Book of the Month since September 2015 and the company is based in New York City, not far from the Empire State Building.
Orlandi has been improving operations and helping the Book of the Month Club realize profits for the past 3 years and 8 months. The executive team’s vision and well-organized strategic planning, has helped to make the Book of the Month Club one of the rare highlights in a very competitive space.
In addition to the company’s business achievements, Blake Orlandi takes a special pride in helping readers discover new books at a reasonable price and share those experiences with friends and family. In a fragmented world where texts and instant messages often replace face to face conversations, books bring people together.
Blake Orlandi has also served as the Director of Acquisitions and Business Development at Evergreen Copyrights and was previously a Consultant and Business Analyst at Deloitte Consulting.
When not working hard to help Book of the Month grow, Orlandi is actively engaged in a wide variety of civic and philanthropic activities.