A new kind of business book publisher

The publisher as "author collective"

Authors Niels Pflaeging and Silke Hermann (shown above) started BetaCodex Publishing in New York, in 2015. Several factors, combined, led to the creation of this publishing brand, and potential movement. At first, Niels found it hard to find an editor in the English-speaking world that would work with him, even though he was a recognized author in German-speaking countries with several books published. Other authors from North America warned him: "There is not a single decent publisher for business books out there" he was told by peera. So, after a few years, Niels turned to self-publishing for his work in English. Not much surprise there.


But with Organize for Complexity, his´ 5th book, Niels had also started to take on much of the book design and )publishing process himself. The swift success of Organize for Complexity led to Silke and Niels re-thinking their joint publication strategy. They decided to continue writing compact, highly visual, illustrated and graphically enhanced books, together. Not just as authors, but as producers and publishers, even of their peers´ business books. 


They figured that full-color print should not be an exception, but rather the rule for business books they would write & produce together. 

The range of BetaCodex Publishing is not limited to books, however. In 2019, BetaCodex Publishing also started to publish booklets, posters, card sets, learning boxes, learning bundles and merchandise. Check out the full range of BetaCodex Publishing products in the Red42 web shop.

You are invited!

As a peer publishing group, our aim is to first build a pack , and eventually a movement of authors committed to helping bring about Beta organizations! A community that supports each other with conceiving, designing, editing and promoting their books, mutually. Much like what Apple Records aspired to be for the Beatles and their peers, in the 1970s. The boundaries, or the "rubber bands" that set the space for the content we publish is the 12 principles of the BetaCodex.


This is an invitation: Join us! Publish your books with BetaCodex Publishing! 

Do you have cool content? Do you want to write, develop and/or design learning materials that fits with the BetaCodex? Then let´s reinvent the business book and organizational learning. Let´s help make the Necessary Organizational Renaissance happen. 

What others say about our books

"At a very reasonable price, every company should just buy several copies, read them, and see how they can implement these ideas." Harold Jarche


"In Pflaegings book, the network organization gains contour. All that is beautifully visualized. In short, Niels Pflaeging shows how to build the New Organization, encouraging us to begin building it. It´s the agenda 2014, if you will." changeX


"Very inspiring, highly likable format. This book is fun!"

"To me, even after this brief period, the book has become a frequently consulted source informing my work".


"A book that comes handy, easy to read, but without being fuzzy or unprecise. It presents a credible big picture of contemporary Organizational Development. "


5-star rating on Amazon.de.

Forthcoming events with Silke & Niels

See the Red42 event agenda with many kinds of different workshops.


Niels´ event agenda on his personal website with keynotes and workshops.


On social media


Twitter: @BetaCodex Publishing

Twitter: @Silke Hermann@Niels Pflaeging


LinkedIn: Silke´s profileNiels´ profile

LinkedIn: Niels´ articles

YouTube: Niels´ channel

Slideshare: BetaCodex Network resources




BetaCodex Publishing is a Red42 brand. Mail: contact@betacodexpublishing.com


The Red42 website

The BetaCodex Network website

The BetaCodex Network on LinkedIn

Niels´ website nielspflaeging.com


Get in touch for more on BetaCodex Publishing, Red42, Silke and Niels: contact@RedForty2.com