John Bond's success in publishing in the health field is legendary. His vision, judgment, and insight to help shape the future of health professions education is exceptional. His superb record as a publisher in selecting and supporting leaders in various health fields to become authors provides a successful model, rich with examples and evidence.
Kathleen A. Curtis, PT, PhD
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Charles H. and Shirley T. Leavell Chair in Health Sciences
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas
To me, a successful publisher needs to have three key abilities: an in-depth knowledge of the publishing business, an ability to connect and communicate effectively with authors, and a keen awareness of the importance of marketing. John has all three. I have known John for 10 years, and as an author have worked with him as the publisher on six ophthalmology textbooks. The tremendous commercial success and popularity of these books is a testament of John as a first-rate publisher. It has been an honor and pleasure to work and learn from John.
Ming Wang, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Tennessee
Director, Wang Vision Cataract & LASIK Center
I have worked with John Bond for nearly 20 years on several seminal projects in ophthalmology. He brings a vision to all projects that helps focus it on the market’s need and what will make it a success. John has a deep knowledge of medical publishing from formation of a concept to creation to all aspects of marketing and sales.
Louis E. Probst, MD
Chief Laser Surgeon at Chicago & Madison and Senior Medical Advisor
TLC, The Laser Eye Centers
Volunteer Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Wisconsin
As a former Athletic Training Program Director and now as an Associate Vice Provost, I have interacted with John Bond since the mid-1990s. During that time, I worked with him regularly.
With this interaction I saw firsthand his ability to see the big-picture perspective in health care. I was particularly impressed by his knowledge of health care and the various markets. He could always make things happen and bring projects to a close.
Another strength is John’s ability to mentor new authors. In 2000, I was one of those new authors. With his help and support, this book is now going into its third edition. In addition to helping me, I have referred multiple colleagues to him for advice with regard to ideas for a new book. I cannot say enough about his willingness to help the authors working with him and his knowledge of the publishing world. He has been a great help to my career. I have sought his help many times in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Herb Amato, DA, ATC
Associate Vice Provost, University Programs
Athletic Training Program Director
James Madison University
John keeps in touch with authors, and is always open to new ideas. When I had an idea for a book, it was John I would call to get his opinion. He understands what's already out there, and where there are gaps. He always made sure the latest thinking in a field was represented: he understands the need to keep up with current trends and research.
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor Emerita of Occupational Therapy