Bradley Inman

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Bradley Inman

Bradley Inman (a.k.a. Brad Inman) is an Internet entrepreneur and founder of several online and offline companies, including Inman News,, and Vook, an enhanced ebook publishing company. Inman's knowledge of the real estate industry dates back to his days as a syndicated real estate columnist with the San Francisco Examiner. Inman is also the author of Livable Neighborhoods of the Bay Area.[1]


  • Inman previously published Western Exposure, a real estate newspaper that folded in 1989 amidst legal liability concerns, despite being profitable.[2]
  • "Inman News" was founded in 1996 as an online news source for the real estate industry. Brad Inman continues to contribute as a guest columnist and speak on real estate issues.[3]
  • Inman founded a lead generation firm, HomeGain, in 1999, selling it to Classified Ventures for an undisclosed sum in 2005.[4]
  • In 2006, Inman raised $7.5M in venture funding to start, an Internet video production and distribution platform that produces online advertising for corporate clients.[5]
  • Inman founded Vook, an enhanced ebook company, in early 2009.[6] Vook has created a technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the handheld tablet market.[7] Vook works with a range of content partners including NBC, Simon & Schuster, ABC and Hay House and most major distribution channels including Apple, Amazon, Google and Barnes & Noble.


  1. ^ Inman, Bradley. Livable Neighborhoods of the Bay Area. Foghorn Press, 1992. ISBN 0-935701-39-7
  2. ^ Downey, Kirstin (1989-09-23). "Industry Newsletter to Fold; Publisher Fears Lawsuits; Western Exposure Chronicled Real Estate Foibles (reprint)". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  3. ^ Willis, Gerri (2007-05-19). "Open House (interview transcript)". International. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  4. ^ Zito, Kelly (2005-07-31). "Industry takes slow steps toward digital transactions". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  5. ^ "Digital Dealmakers : Brad Inman, Founder, TurnHere". TV Week. 2008-02-24. Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  6. ^ Stone, Brad (2009-04-05). "Is This the Future of the Digital Book?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  7. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (2011-01-14). "Watch Me, Read Me". New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2011-06-30.

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