SPEAKERS

Stephanie Anderson
Mary Agnes Antonopoulos
Kate Siegel Bandos
Ilene Barth
Pratip Banerji
Len Barot
Todd Bottorff
Davida Breier
Christoph Brem
Jon Brewster
Larry Brewster
Bethany Brown
Cevin Bryerman
Eric Burger
Elise Cannon
Roy Carlisle
Sharon Castlen
Kassahun Checole
Mark Coker
Amy Collins
Susan Danziger
Tom Dever
Tom Doherty
Jon Fine
Marika Flatt
Shelly Francis
Cynthia Frank
Judy Galbraith

Kelly Gilpin
Ami Greko
Frank Gromling
Nettie Hartsock
Michael Healy
Ron Hogan
Brian Jud
Eric Kampmann
Christopher Kenneally
Jonathan Kirsch
Daphne Kis
Neil Levin
Dave Marx
Josh Mettee
Stephen B. Mettee
Mitch Muncy
Julie Murkette
John Mutter
Richard Nash
Steve O'Keefe
Lisa Pelto
Craig Pollock
David "Skip" Prichard
Tony Proe
Leah Rex
Reid Rosenthal
Andie Ryan

Margot Sage-EL
Adam Salomone
Janice Schnell
Rudy Shur
Carlene Sippola
Marcella Smith
Danny O. Snow
Janet Spurr
Nancy Stewart
Matt Supko
Mark Suchomel
Joshua Tallent
Jeniffer Thompson
Joe Upton
Kevin Votel
Martin Warzala
Jennifer Weltz
Deb Werksman
Melissa Williams
Richard T. Williams
Thomas Woll

IBPA Staff
Terry Nathan
Florrie Binford Kichler
Lisa Krebs
Chris Kahn


Stephanie Anderson
WORD
Bio to come.
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Mary Agnes Antonopoulos
Social Media Strategist
CEO
, Rockaway Writer
Rockawaywriter.com
New York, New York
Phone: 845-238-0018
E: ma@rockawaywriter.com

www.RockawayWriter.com

Mary Agnes Antonopoulos is a well known social media strategist with 25+ years as a freelance writer. She’s designed 50+successful social media / branding campaigns for a variety of clients, including many authors: Jack Canfield, Libby Gill, Christine Comaford, Shela Dean, Andrea Goeglein, Monica Garaycoechea, Catherine Palmiere, Kelli Richards, plus a long list of entrepreneurs and corporations. She is a sought after writer, Youtube Coach and BlogTalkRadio Producer. Mary Agnes also led the coaching team at Christine Comaford’s 2010 Business Summit and believes that social media will be the core to a new American economy.

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Kate Siegel Bandos
Founder and President
KSB Promotions
55 Honey Creek NE Ada, MI 49301-9768
Phone: 616-676-0758
E: kate@ksbpromotions.com

www.ksbpromotions.com & www.ksblinks.com
Kate Bandos has worked with hundreds of publishers and authors, and dealt with a wide array of media people during her nearly 40 years in publishing. Since the formation of KSB Promotions in 1988, she has primarily helped independent publishers garner media exposure. Prior to the formation of KSB Promotions, Kate was publicity director for M. Evans & Company (NYC), Globe Pequot Press (CT) and Pelican Publishing (LA). Handling national, regional, and local and carefully targeted campaigns, Kate and her husband/partner Doug work with non-fiction titles only, specializing in travel guides, parenting, gardening, cookbooks, home how-to, consumer health, select children's books and other general lifestyle books.
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Pratip Banerji
Product Manager
Google
E: pbanerji@google.com
Pratip Banerji is a Product Manager for Google Books, with specific focus on integration APIs with retailers, web affiliates, and device partners. Google Books has the goal of making the world's books more accessible online. Prior to joining Google, Pratip worked as a senior product manager at Akamai Technologies and a management consultant at Bain & Company. He has also held several senior engineering roles at Cisco Systems and OpenTV, where he built products for voice, video and gaming services.

Pratip received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an M.Eng and BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the MIT.
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Len Barot
President, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.
PO Box 249, Valley Falls, NY 12185
Phone: 518-753-6642, Fax: 518-753-6648
E: publisher@boldstrokesbooks.com

www.boldstrokesbooks.com
Len Barot is the president and publisher of Bold Strokes Books, Inc, one of the world's largest independent LGBTQ publishing companies. Every title in Bold Strokes Books' diverse catalog of general, genre, and young adult fiction is available in traditional print and multi-eBook format. An early adopter of e-book technology in 2004, she brings over half a decade of experience in producing and marketing eBooks to a world-wide readership.
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Ilene Barth
Red Rock Press
331 West 57t. Street, Suite 175, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-362-8304; Fax: 212-362-6216
E: ilene@redrockpress.com
www.redrockpress.com

Ilene Barth is Creative Director of Red Rock Press whose lifestyle and arts books have won design commendations. Red Rock Press also publishes illustrated children's books under its Red Pebble imprint. Before starting Red Rock Press a decade ago, Ms. Barth was a Senior Editor of Newsday, responsible for the editorial, news content and design of several section. She also was a Newsday columnist and book critic.

In the 1990s, Ilene served on the board of the National Book Critics Circle; in the 2000s, she was on the board of PMA, now the Independent Book Publishers Association.

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Todd Bottorff
Publisher
Turner Publishing Company
200 4th Ave. North, Ste. 950, Nashville, TN 37219
E: tbottorff@turnerpublishing.com

www.turnerpublishing.com
Todd Bottorff is a graduate of Harvard University, author, editor, and award-winning publisher. He has edited or published hundreds of titles in varying subjects including creativity, history, and literary fiction. He has served as the President and Publisher of Turner Publishing since 2002. Through Todd’s leadership, Turner has been named as one of the fastest growing independent publishers in the nation by Publishers Weekly for the last two years. He serves as a board member of Nashville’s public television station, WNPT, the Humanities Tennessee and is an Alumni Board member of Montgomery Bell Academy. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two children.
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Davida Breier
Manager, Hopkins Fulfillment Services
Johns Hopkins University Press
2715 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-516-6961, Fax: 410-516-6998
E: DGB@press.jhu.edu

http://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu
Davida Breier is the Manager for Hopkins Fulfillment Services (HFS), the distribution division at Johns Hopkins University Press. She’s worked for National Book Network (NBN), where she was the Marketing Director and oversaw NBN Fusion, a digital publishing and distribution initiative. Prior to that, she was the Sales and Marketing Director for Biblio Distribution, managing over 500 independent presses. She is also a board member for the non-profit publisher, No Voice Unheard and is a contributing writer and photographer for their new book Meeting America's Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs.
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Christoph Brem
Global Sales
Attributor
119 South B St., Suite A, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 888-300-9114
Email: cbrem@attributor.com
www.attributor.com
Christoph Brem combines the technical expertise of an engineer with the solution oriented mindset of a consultant. After receiving his MBA and MSE from the University of Washington in Seattle, he joined Ernst & Young in its Management Consulting Group and delivered technology solutions to global clients in various industries. Through various subsequent start up experiences he built account management and sales organizations, dealing with many industries that faced paradigm shifts just like Publishing does today with the proliferation of digital media. Since 2010, Christoph is responsible for Global Sales at Attributor, located in New York.
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Jon Brewster
Senior Technologist and Digital Publishing Zealot
Hewlett-Packard
E: zealot@hp.com

Jon Brewster has spent most of his career starting new businesses for HP in both consumer and commercial products. For the last many years these have including various digital publishing efforts, experiences, and incubations in Books, Magazines, and Newspapers for Home, Retail, and Commercial settings. Since HP is both an IT company and a printer company, it makes digital publishing quite a fun endeavor for him.

Jon's first job for HP was customer support for calculators in 1977. This time taught Jon to listen to customer needs and build solutions that matter. Jon has driven hardware and software products, including full end to end eService driven solutions. These days, Jon spends time as both Director and Architect taking either role as needed. Currently Jon is operating as Chief Architect for the Retail Book Printing on Demand solution recently being piloted by HP.

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Larry Brewster
Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Development
Lightning Source, an Ingram Content Group Company, Inc.
www.lightningsource.com
Mr. Brewster, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for the Ingram Content Group Company, is responsible for strategic partnerships and planning for the company. Mr. Brewster is one of the founding executives of Lightning Source, an Ingram Content Group company, leading its initial startup, establishing and growing LSI's key partnerships, and overseeing its operations.
Mr. Brewster has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. After graduation he spent 14 years with IBM where he held several executive positions including Business Unit Executive of marketing operations for IBM Tennessee, CFO for IBM Tennessee operations, and Marketing Manager. He was then founder and CEO of an entrepreneurial venture specializing in marketing consumer technology, financial, and communications products. Mr. Brewster is married with three daughters.
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Bethany Brown
The Cadence Group & New Shelves Distribution
103 Remsen Street, Suite 1, Cohoes, NY 12047
Phone: 518-391-2300
E: bbrown@thecadencegrp.com
www.thecadencegrp.com

Bethany Brown is the President of Cadence Marketing Group, a company dedicated to helping publishers and small presses maximize exposure in the marketplace. She started her publishing career in 2001 at Adams Media. She then served as the Senior Editor and Editorial Manager at Sourcebooks, Inc. in charge of Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, the Sourcebooks’ bestselling parenting book program and several other branding and publishing initiatives. Bethany now manages The Cadence Group’s award-winning packaging programs, consults with small presses on list development and management and manages the talented marketing team at The Cadence Marketing Group.

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Cevin Bryerman
Publisher
Publishers Weekly
71 West 23rd St., Suite 1608, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-377-5703
E: cbryerman@publishersweekly.com

www.publishersweekly.com
Cevin Bryerman is Publisher of Publishers Weekly, the leading international trade magazine for book publishing. He is a member of the advisory board for Books for a Better Life, Pace University, and Green Press Initiative. He has been a guest speaker at Northwestern University, University of Michigan, Columbia University on book and magazine publishing. Cevin is a former member of the Board of Directors and treasurer of IBPA.
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Eric Burger
Vendor Manager, Barnes & Noble
122 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-633-3357, Fax: 212-463-5677
E: Eburger@bn.com
wwwbarnesandnoble.com

Eric Burger began with Barnes & Noble 16 years ago, fresh out of college, and has since served the company in a number of different job positions: 4 years in the stores, 2 years as Administrative Assistant in the Small Press Dept., 5 years as an Account Manager in Co-op Advertising & Promotions, and 5 years as a Regional Buyer. He began working in his current position as Vendor Manager in January of 2011.

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Elise Cannon
V.P. Sales-Field, PGW/Perseus
1700 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510-809-3730
E: elise.cannon@pgw.com
www.pgw.com

Elise Cannon is vice president, director of field sales at Publishers Group West, the most successful exclusive distributor of independent publishers in North America. She has worked at PGW for 16 years, representing over 125 exceptional presses, including best-selling publishers Grove/Atlantic Monthly, New World Library, Counterpoint, Soft Skull Press, McSweeney's, MacAdam/Cage, Shelter Publications, Ulysses Press and Gallup Press. She also oversees independent bookstore sales for the Perseus Books Group. A former PMA/IBPA board member, she believes that up-to-date marketplace knowledge is one of the cornerstones of success for independent publishers.
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Roy M. Carlisle
Acquisitions Editor
The Independent Institute
E: rok47@aol.com

Roy M. Carlisle is Acquisitions Director for scholarly books at the Independent Institute. Mr. Carlisle has been Senior Editor at HarperOne, West Coast Senior Editor at The Crossroad Publishing Company, Editorial Director at Circulus Publishing Group. He has also served as Chairman of the Board at New College Berkeley and is the Founder of the Academy of Christian Editors. Mr. Carlisle holds a B.A. in philosophy from Whitman College and M.A. in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and taught publishing courses at the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, he serves on the national Board of Directors of the Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA).

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Sharon Castlen
Integrated Book Marketing
PO Box 321, Kings Park, NY 11754
Phone: 631-979-5990
E: ibmarket@optonline.net
www.IntegratedBookMarketing.net
Sharon Castlen, Book Marketer, works with small presses and independent publisher clients across the country to develop the unique marketing strategy for each book. She then puts it into action for cost and time effective results. With thirty years experience in marketing and media, she focuses on promotion and distribution for the niche markets at the national, regional, and local levels. She believes strongly that integrating your marketing effort with excellent distribution and strong promotion generates greater success and increased sales. Her work focuses on non-fiction and includes health, parenting, children’s, Christian, and business titles.
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Kassahun Checole
Publisher
Africa World Press, Inc. & The Red Sea Press, Inc.
541 W. Ingham Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: 609-638-5784
E: awprsp@verizon.net

www.africaworldpressbooks.com
Kassahun Checole is the founding publisher of Africa World Press, Inc. and The Red Sea Press, Inc., two of the major publishing and distribution houses for books on and about Africa and African American issues. Before launching the presses almost 25 years ago, Checole was a professor of Sociology and political economy at Rutgers University and at El Colegio de Mexico, in Mexico City.
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Mark Coker
Founder and CEO
Smashwords
15951 Los Gatos Blvd., Ste 16, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-358-1824
E: info@smashwords.com

http://www.smashwords.com
Mark Coker is the founder of Smashwords, an ebook distributor serving nearly 20,000 indie authors and small presses around the world. In three short years, Smashwords has helped authors and publishers around the world release and distribute over 45,000 ebook titles. Smashwords distributes to the Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Sony, Barnes & Noble, and the Diesel eBook Store, and to mobile apps including Stanza and Aldiko. Mark is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, where he blogs about e-books and the future of publishing. He also blogs at http://blog.smashwords.com and can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/markcoker.
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Amy Collins
The Cadence Group & New Shelves Distribution
103 Remsen Street, Suite 1, Cohoes, NY 12047
Phone: 518-391-2300
E: acollins@thecadencegrp.com

www.thecadencegrp.com
Amy Collins is the President of The Cadence Group and New Shelves Distribution, a sales, distribution and marketing service provider for the publishing industry. She was the Specialty Sales Director for F&W Media and has a long career as a National Sales Rep for large and mid-sized publishers. In 2008, The Cadence Group launched New Shelves Distribution, a full-scale book warehousing, sales and fulfillment company selling publisher’s books directly to the national chains and independent bookstores in North America.
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Susan Danziger
CEO, DailyLit
www.dailylit.com; www.publishingpoint.com
Susan Danziger is the Founder and CEO of DailyLit, the leading publisher of serialized books in digital form and selected the #1 Book Website by The Sunday Times. She is also the founder of The Publishing Point, a community of publishing professionals excited by industry transformations and sharing ideas about the future. Danziger was named one of the 25 Most Influential Business Women in New York City on Twitter. She was on the lead team for digital books at Random House, graduated with majors in art history and comparative literature from Cornell University, and has a J.D. from New York University.
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Tom Dever
VP of Marketing
TLC Graphics and Narrow Gate Books
Austin, TX; Phone: 512-669-5744
E: tom@tlcgraphics.com
www.TLCGraphics.com
Tom Dever is the VP of Marketing for TLC Graphics and founder of its Narrow Gate Books division. In business for more than 13 years, they are a complete solution for the small publisher with big dreams—guiding manuscripts through editorial, design, and printing to provide beautiful, salable books. They also provide marketing, PR, e-book conversion, fulfillment, and distribution. TLC Graphics and its clients are the recipients of more than 90 national and regional awards. Tom presents seminars on successful small publishing across the country and resides in Austin, TX with his wife, Tamara, and two children.
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Tom Doherty
President
Cardinal Publishers Group
2402 N. Shadeland Ave., Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: 800-296-0481
E: tdoherty@cardinalpub.com

www.cardinalpub.com
Tom Doherty has worked in publishing for more than 25 years. Sixteen of those years involved in distribution with Time-Warner, The Hearst Corporation and for the past eight years as president of Cardinal Publishers Group; a full service national book distributor serving independent publishers of adult non-fiction books. Tom is also the publisher of Blue River Press, which publishes New York Times bestselling authors James Alexander Thom and Jack D. Hunter as well as category non-fiction and regional series books.
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Jon Fine
Director Author and Publisher Relations
Amazon.com
E: jfine@amazon.com

Jon P. Fine is director of Author and Publisher Relations for Amazon.com, coordinating outreach to the author and publishing communities, including the company's grant program, which supports a diverse range of not-for-profit author and publisher groups dedicated to fostering the creation, discussion and publication of new writing and new voices. He joined the company as associate general counsel for media and copyright in January 2006, and subsequently led business development for Brilliance Audio following its acquisition in 2007. Previously, he directed legal affairs for Alfred A. Knopf, as well as Random House of Canada; and served as media counsel for NBC, handling content and associated issues for NBC News, "Saturday Night Live," and other programming.
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Marika Flatt
Owner
PR by the Book
PO Box 6226, Round Rock, TX 78683
Phone: 512-501-4399, Fax: 512-532-6170
E: marika@prbythebook.com

www.prbythebook.com
Marika Flatt, owner of PR by the Book, LLC, has been in book publicity for 13 years, following a few years in the media (TV and newspaper). She launched PR by the Book in 2002 and they have since worked with many bestselling authors and major publishing houses, including in 2009-2010: The Berenstain Bears Living Lights series, Farrah Gray Publishing’s inaugural author Ky-Mani Marley (Bob Marley’s son), and Zondervan Publishers. Flatt was awarded a Gold Bulldog Award for a publicity campaign that generated exposure in over 700 media outlets. Flatt, a past-president of the Association for Women in Communications, is the recipient of the Austin Public Relations Society of America Outstanding Mentor Award and the Anne D. Robinson Creative Initiative Award. She lives Austin, Texas with her husband Doug (co-owner) and 3 kids.
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Shelly Francis
Associate Director of Marketing/Publicity for
Sounds True
Phone: 720-509-1875
E: ShellyF@soundstrue.com
www.soundstrue.com
Shelly Francis is the Associate Director of Marketing/Publicity for Sounds True, an independent multi-media publisher in Boulder, Colorado, where she is involved with trade marketing efforts, author relations, and publicity. Sounds True’s social media presence includes Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, among other experiments in sales, branding, and online community development. Sounds True has over 1,000 titles in books, spoken-word audio, music, DVDs, interactive learning kits, and online courses. Shelly has been with Sounds True for four years, and previously ran her own website design company for healthcare and small-business clients. Her degree is in Technical/Specialized Journalism from Colorado State University.
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Cynthia Frank
President
Cypress House
155 Cypress Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: 707-964-9520
E: cynthia@cypresshouse.com

www.cypresshouse.com
Cynthia Frank, president of Cypress House, has 20 years experience in writing, publishing, editing, and teaching. She is on the education committee for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and has presented workshops for the IBPA Publishing University, the University of Denver Publishing Institute, the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, American Society of Journalists and Authors, the National Association of Science Writers, California Poets in the Schools, and the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. She received an “IPPY Award” as one of Ten Outstanding Women of Independent Publishing. In her “spare” time she conducts the Mendocino Women's Choir.
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Judy Galbraith
President, Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
217 Fifth Avenue North, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 746-6850, Fax: (612) 337-5050
E: galbraith@freespirit.com
www.freespirit.com

Judy Galbraith is founder and president of Free Spirit Publishing, the home of the award-winning Self-Help for Kids® and Self-Help for Teens® books and learning materials. In addition to being one of the country’s leading independent publishers, Galbraith is a nationally recognized speaker and the author of The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: For Ages 10 & Under and When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers.

In 2004, Galbraith was named the Midwest Publisher of the Year and recently also named a “Fast Track Publisher” by Publishers Weekly magazine. She has been featured on Oprah and CNN and in Family Circle and Family Life, as well as numerous other magazines, newspapers, and broadcast and electronic media. She is a member of the Association of Booksellers for Children, the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, and the National Association for Gifted Children.

Galbraith grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, received a degree in education from the University of Wisconsin at Steven’s Point, and holds a master’s degree in guidance and counseling of the gifted from Norwich University, Vermont. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Kelly Gilpin
Creative Director
Future Horizons, Inc.
721 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76013
Phone: 817-277-0727; Fax: 817-/277-2270
E: kelly@fhautism.com
www.fhautism.com
A graduate of Goucher College in Maryland, Kelly Gilpin began as an intern at Future Horizons in Arlington, Texas and was swiftly promoted to Editorial Coordinator, then Editorial Director, and now Creative Director. Eighteen titles published under her directorship have been recognized by prestigious award programs such as the Benjamin Franklin Awards, ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, Independent Publisher Book Awards, National Parenting Publications Awards, and several others. In recent years Ms. Gilpin has been focusing on revising and repackaging backlist titles, which has resulted in dramatic sales increases for those titles.
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Ami Greko
Senior Vendor Relations
Kobo
Phone: 646-285-2809
www.kobobooks.com
Ami Greko manages vendor relations in the US for Kobo ebooks. She is a founder of Book Camp NYC, an unconference for publishing types and readers, and co-curates and hosts the Ignite-style lecture series 7x20x21. A member of the PAMA and DBW advisory boards, Greko also presents regularly on digital marketing, including at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the LA Times Book Festival, and New York University. You can find her online on Twitter and on Tumblr as ami_with_an_i, and in real life probably in a bookstore in Brooklyn.
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Frank Gromling
Publisher
Ocean Publishing
P.O. Box 1080, Flagler Beach, FL 32136-1080
Phone: 386-517-1600
E: publisher@oceanpublishing.org
www.oceanpublishing.org
Frank Gromling brings over 30 years of business executive experience to Ocean Publishing, which has produced 21 titles since its start in 2003. He served on the Board of Directors of IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association (formerly PMA), and is a past-president of the Florida Publishers Association. Frank is a frequent speaker and keynoter at conferences and seminars. Ocean Publishing specializes in nonfiction books on nature, marine life, environment and conservation.
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Nettie Hartsock
Principal
The Hartsock Agency
828 Lazy Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-396-1067
E: nettie@nettiehartsock.com

www.nettiehartsock.com
Nettie Hartsock launched her website in 1996. The Hartsock Agency is a full service online strategy firm. Nettie is a member of Social Media Today, WOMMA and ONA. Nettie’s clients have seen millions in YouTube views, features on DailyKos, Daily Candy, Huffington Post, NYTimes, MSNBC.com, Entreprenuer, Pink Magazine, Inc.com, Allbusiness.com, Wall St. Journal, and BlogCritics. Her client base spans best-selling authors from publishers including Harper Collins, Penguin, Wiley, Random House, Berrett-Koehler, and Simon&Schuster.Nettie is the author of Kiss Your Publicist Goodbye (July, 2010 Widener Books).
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Michael Healy
Executive Director
Google Book Rights Registry

www.googlebooksettlement.com

Michael Healy has worked in the book industry for more than 25 years and has spent most of that time in senior editorial, sales and distribution roles in digital publishing. For much of his career, he has been closely involved in the development of standards for the international book trade, and is particularly associated with standards for metadata, product information and electronic commerce. Michael has led many international standards groups. He has been Chairman of the International ISBN Agency, a Director of the International DOI Foundation, and led the international ISO committee that developed ISBN-13.

Until October 2009 Michael was the Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a New York-based non-profit membership body dedicated to improving the efficiency and the effectiveness of the U.S. book industry through the development and maintenance of standards, research, education and information.

In March 2009, it was announced that Michael Healy would become the first Executive Director of The Book Rights Registry (BRR). The BRR, established by the Google Book Settlement, will be the lead body in the administration of the Settlement’s benefits and will represent authors and publishers in the management of their digital assets. Michael began work full-time on the preparations for the establishment of the BRR in October 2009.

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James Howitt
Director of Publishing Services
RR Bowker
630 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974
Phone: 908-219-0081; Fax: 908-219-0098
E: james.howitt@bowker.com
www.bowker.com
James Howitt serves as Director of Publishing Services at RR Bowker. In this role he oversees the client relationship of a host of Bowker business intelligence services, including the PubTrack consumer research panel reaching annually over 40,000 ‘e’ and ‘p’ book consumers. For the past year, he has been involved with a team of researchers on a three-year initiative for the BISG to study consumer attitudes toward e-devices and digital content. This long-term trended study looks at consumers purchases on a quarterly basis as it seeks to understand the rate and shift to digital content. In addition to being involved in the consumer research panel, he oversees sales data collection and analytics tools for the higher education and trade book markets for Bowker. Before his current position James served for Nielsen BookScan UK and US managing client relationships with Point of Sale data.
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Ron Hogan
beatrice.com
Bio to come.
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Brian Jud
President
Book Marketing Works
50 Lovely Street, Avon, CT 06001-3138
Phone: 860-675-1344, Fax: 860-270-0343
E: brianjud@bookmarketing.com

www.bookmarketingworks.com

Brian is an author, book-marketing consultant and television host. He created 'The Promotional Bookstore' special-sales catalog and is the author of How to Make Real Money Selling Books (Square One Publishers) and Beyond the Bookstore (a Reed Press title). Brian is the editor of an ezine on special-sales topics. With Oracle Corporation he developed the Special-Sales Profit Center, the web-based, targeted-marketing system. Brian is the host of the television series The Book Authority. He wrote and published seven titles on career transition that are distributed internationally. He is co-founder of the Publishing At Sea˙ seminars held on cruise ships around the world.
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Eric Kampmann
President
Midpoint Trade Books
27 West 20th Street, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-727-0190
E: ekampmann@aol.com

www.midpointtrade.com
Eric M. Kampmann has worked with independent publishers since 1981, first as the president of Kampmann & Company, then as one of the architects that engineered National Book Network's growth in the early 1990's. Mr. Kampmann has worked at Viking Press, St. Martin's Press, and Simon & Schuster where he held the position as vice president, director of sales. Eric is president of Midpoint Trade Books, a leading sales and distribution company for independent publishers. He the author of The Book Publishers Handbook: The 7 Keys to Publishing Success published by Beaufort Books, Inc in May 2007.
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Christopher Kenneally
Director, Author Relations
Copyright Clearance Center
222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-646-2705
E: ckenneally@copyright.com

www.beyondthebook.com
At Copyright Clearance Center, Christopher Kenneally is responsible for organizing and hosting programs that address the business needs of authors of all backgrounds, from academics to freelancers. Among other activities, he is host and moderator for an ongoing series of writing conferences called, “Beyond the Book” (www.beyondthebook.com). The programs are frequently broadcast nationally on C-SPAN's Book-TV and in Canada on BookTelevision; the series is also now a podcast, available from iTunes.com. In addition, Kenneally's articles on such topics as blogging, search engines, and the impact of technology on writers have appeared in the Boston Business Journal, Washington Business Journal, and BookTech Magazine, among other publications. An award-winning journalist and author of Massachusetts 101, a history of the state “from Redcoats to Red Sox” (www.mass101.com ), Christopher Kenneally has reported on education, business, travel, culture and technology for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Independent of London, and many other leading publications. He also has reported for WBUR-FM (Boston), National Public Radio and WGBH-TV (Boston).
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Jonathan Kirsch
Author and Publishing Attorney
Law Offices of Jonathan Kirsch
1880 Century Park East, Suite 515, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-785-1200, Fax: 310-286-9573
E: jk@jonathankirsch.com

www.jonathankirsch.com
Jonathan Kirsch is a publishing and intellectual property attorney based in Los Angeles, an expert witness on publishing industry matters, an Adjunct Professor on the Faculty of New York University’s Professional Publishing Institute, a book reviewer for the Los Angeles Times, and the author of twelve books, including two books on publishing law and seven books on the Bible as literature and the history of religion. His most recent book is The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual: A History of Terror in the Name of God (HarperOne).
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Daphne Kis
CEO
SheWrites.com
E: daphne@daphnekis.com
Daphne Kis is CEO of SheWrites.com, an early-stage startup that is building a publishing 2.0 platform where writers maximize engagement and profit from audiences. Most recently, she served as a strategic advisor to ContentNext Media, a Guardian UK company; Cerego, a Japan based adaptive learning platform company; and Startl.org, a MacArthur and Gates funded organization that is seeding innovation in the technology and education arena.

Kis spent over 17 years as the president & ceo of EDventure Holdings and as publisher of Release 1.0, the information technology’s premier monthly report on emerging trends. Kis is a board director at iPerceptions and ApplyWise, and previously served on the boards of About.com and Affinity Labs.
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Neil Levin
President,
EverPub, LLC
E: neil@everpub.com
www.everpub.com

Neil Levin is the president and founder of EverPub LLC. He was formerly Senior VP at National Book Network. Prior to that he held senior sales, marketing, publishing, and operations positions at Time Life, Grolier, Chilton, Chelsea House and his own company, Publisher Marketing Group. His current company, EverPub, provides website strategy and development for publishers. EverPub's websites include all of today's powerful marketing tools—Direct Marketing, SEO, and Social Media—within one easy-to-use package. EverPub websites also include unique cost-saving features such as author access to their own book pages and instant additions or edits of new titles and most of the webpages. In addition to managing EverPub, he continues to offer sales, marketing and operations consulting to a wide range of publishers.

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Dave Marx
Publisher
PassPorter Travel Press
PO Box 3880, Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Phone: 734-332-7801, Fax: 734-332-7806
E: dave@passporter.com

www.passporter.com
Dave Marx is the Publisher at PassPorter Travel Press, and co-author of several of the company's guidebooks. PassPorter guidebooks have received over a dozen awards, including IBPA's Bill Fisher Award and several more Benjamin Franklin Awards, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year awards, and an ABA BookSense Pick. PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook consistently ranks among BookScan's top 50 travel titles. He's spent 35 years in the media—print, broadcast, music, and online. Dave also serves on the IBPA Board of Directors. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife and partner-in-PassPorter, Jennifer, and their four year-old son Alexander.
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Josh Mettee
American West Books, Inc.
1254 Commerce Way, Sanger, CA 93657
Phone: 559-876-2170
E: jmettee@AmericanWestBooks.com

www.americanwestbooks.com

Joshua Blake Mettee is the owner and CEO of American West Books, a wholesaler specializing in regional and niche titles. In 1993, the summer after he graduated from high school, he took over a then defunct book company by the same name. That same year he began work on a marketing degree at California State University, Fresno, immediately applying the lessons he learned from his studies to the business. During spring and summer breaks, Mettee would hit the road selling books to museums, gift shops, tourist locations, and other retailers. Many nights were spent in the back of his Blazer camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains or on California’s coast since campsites were cheaper than hotel rooms. Today, American West Books continues to sell to accounts in Central and Northern California, but it also sells a wide range of titles nationally to the major wholesale clubs and the national bookstore chains.

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Stephen B. Mettee
The Write Thought, Inc.
Sanger, California 93657
Phone: 559-876-2170, Fax: 559-876-2180
E: Mettee@TheWriteThought.com

TheWriteThought.com
Stephen Blake Mettee, founder of Quill Driver Books and The Write Thought, is the author of The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal which has been adopted for use in university courses. He serves on the board of Independent Book Publisher’s Association. He regularly consults on and teaches writing and publishing. During his time at the helm, Mettee shepherded two Quill Driver Books titles into Book-of-the-Month Club selections and one onto the New York Times bestseller list. In 2008, Mettee sold Quill Driver Books but still acts as acquisitions editor and, as such, is always in the market for exceptional nonfiction manuscripts. Mettee has published scads of nonfiction articles and is working on a book on fund-raising.
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Mitch Muncy
Executive Director
The Alexander Hamilton Society
16 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-688-8779, ext. 309, Fax: 609-688-1027
E: mitch.muncy@gmail.com

Mitch Muncy is executive director of the Alexander Hamilton Society and is in his second term on the IBPA board. Previously, he served as chief operating officer of the Institute for American Values in New York, and as executive vice president of Spence Publishing Company in Dallas, where he founded and directed its communications division, Spence Media. He and his wife live in Princeton, New Jersey, with their six children.
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Julie Murkette
Publisher
Satya House Publications
POB 122, Hardwick, MA 01037
Phone: 413-477-8743
E: julie@satyahouse.com

www.satyahouse.com
Julie Murkette has been involved in publishing for over 25 years. With a degree in Communications Media, she founded Womanchild Press, publishing poetry chapbooks and anthologies printed on letterpress. Technology beckoned and she became an early adopter of desktop publishing and more recently, e-books. Since 1994 she has been a book packager and marketing consultant for self-publishers. In 2007 she bought Satya House Publications, with two books in print. Today Satya House is a growing boutique publisher of strong niche-market titles, last year introducing the award-winning I See the Sun series of bilingual multicultural children's books into the mix.
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John Mutter
Editor-in-Chief
Shelf Awareness
E: john@shelf-awareness.com
www.shelf-awareness.com

John Mutter is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Shelf Awareness, the daily e-mail newsletter. Earlier he had worked at Publishers Weekly for more than 20 years, most recently as executive editor for bookselling. He has also written for the Bookseller, Australian Bookseller & Publisher, and Boersenblatt. John serves on the board of IBPA.
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Richard Nash
thinkcursor.com
E: rnash@thinkcursor.com
thinkcursor.com

Richard Nash is founder/CEO of Cursor, a platform that will power the world’s next 50,000 independent publishers, the first of which, Red Lemonade, launched in May 2011. For eight years, he ran the iconic indie Soft Skull Press for which he was awarded the AAP’s Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing. Books he published landed on bestseller lists from the Boston Globe to the Singapore Straits-Times and on Best of the Year lists from The Guardian to the Toronto Globe & Mail to the Los Angeles Times. Last year the Utne Reader named him one of Fifty Visionaries Changing Your World and Mashable.com picked him as the #1 Twitter User Changing the Shape of Publishing.
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Steve O'Keefe
Executive Director
Patron Saint Productions, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Internet Public Relations, Tulane University
741 St. Philip Street #241, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: 504-342-4806
E: steve.okeefe@patronsaintpr.com

www.patronsaintpr.com
Steve O'Keefe is a serial entrepreneur, writer, professor, and Internet pioneer. He wrote the bestselling book, Publicity on the Internet, in 1996. He teaches Internet PR at Tulane University and is co-founder of the International Association of Online Communicators. Steve ran the AuthorViews Project (2004-2008) producing hundreds of author videos free of charge. He is Executive Director of Patron Saint Productions, a consulting firm specializing in online marketing campaigns, strategy, and training. Since 1994, Steve has launched online campaigns for over 1,000 books and several of the largest publishing brands, including Dr. Seuss, ...For Dummies, RealAge, and Wiley InterScience.
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Lisa Pelto
President
Concierge Marketing & Publishing Services Inc.
Phone: 402-884-5995
E: lisa@conciergemarketing.com

www.conciergemarketing.com
In 2004, the name Concierge Marketing was chosen for Lisa’s company so she could focus services just like a concierge does – getting authors and small publishers into places they can’t get themselves. She helps develop books and create micro-publishing companies as she guides authors through the publishing process from setting up their company, to initial book concept, editing, design, setting up whatever hybrid distribution system, to publicity and marketing, rights deals, and events. Her clients participate in coop marketing activities and events; and 80% of CMI clients have received prestigious international, national and regional awards in publishing, but also for outstanding products from outside the publishing community. Lisa teaches writing and publishing classes, and speaks to groups across the nation.
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Craig Pollock
Ingram Book Company
One Ingram Blvd., La Vergne, TN 37086
Phone: 615-213-5529
E: craig.pollock@ingrambook.com

www.ingrambook.com
Craig joined Ingram Book Company in 1992 and serves as the senior manager of supplier services, supporting Ingram Book Company's purchasing department. He manages the new vendor program, including Ingram's relationship with Lightning Source Inc. Craig also manages Ingram's Publisher ipage functions, the International Sales Plan program, and the tracking of Ingram's wholesale coop related activities. He has worked as an independent bookstore manager, served multiple terms on the BEA board, is a founding member of the Miami Book Fair International, and chairs several committees for the Southern Festival of Books.
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David "Skip" Prichard
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ingram Content Group, Inc.
One Ingram Blvd., La Vergne, TN 37086

www.ingramcontentgroup.com

Skip Prichard is President & Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Content Group Company, Inc. Ingram Content Group provides books, music and media content to over 35,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in over 200 countries. More than 21,000 publishers use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital solutions and programs to realize the full business potential of books. Under his leadership, Ingram Content Group has improved its financial position, expanded its international locations to continental Europe and Australia, strengthened its digital offerings and integrated its multiple companies and acquisitions into a unified service offering.

Mr. Prichard’s perspective as the leader of Ingram Content Group—the center hub between publishers, retailers and libraries—offers a unique view on the future of books and publishing. His views have been featured in print and online publications and broadcast media, including the BBC, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, Information Today, The Bookseller, Publishers Weekly, Christian Retailing, Library Journal and others. He has spoken on this topic at conferences, including O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing, BookExpo America, PubWest, and the ECPA’s Executive Leadership Summit.

Prior to his appointment at Ingram Content Group, Mr. Prichard was President and Chief Executive Officer of ProQuest Information & Learning where he led ProQuest through a successful financial turnaround, achieving double-digit growth and returning the company to profitability. Earlier in his career, Mr. Prichard held a number of executive positions with LexisNexis, where as Vice President of corporate and federal markets he provided business information and risk management solutions to the largest global corporations.

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Tony Proe
Vice President of Business Development
The BookMasters Group
30 Amberwood Parkway, Ashland, Ohio 44805
Phone: 315-679-3627
E: tproe@bookmasters.com
www.bookmasters.com

Tony Proe is a veteran salesman with broad expertise in bringing books to market. With roots in general retail and college stores, he has special strengths with the small and medium publishers.  Proe formed the commissioned sales group Proe & Proe Associates in 1991 to cover the traditional trade, but transformed his organization into a multichannel sales force bringing the smaller presses onto the same playing field as the larger houses in the non traditional accounts.

In addition to the trade, he has expertise in selling special markets, mass merchandisers, grocery, drug store and airport chains. Proe's true talent is in recognizing the core value in a product and in knowing where that connects in the marketplace.

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Leah Rex
Acquisitions Director
Ingram Publisher Services
One Ingram Blvd., La Vergne, TN 37086
E: leah.rex@ingramcontent.com

www.ingramcontent.com
Leah Rex is Acquisitions Director, Ingram Publisher Services. Leah joined Ingram in May 2010, and has extensive knowledge of the book industry with experience in retail and distribution. Leah has worked in national account management, category management and in buying and has experience in books, multimedia, and games. Prior to joining Ingram, Leah was a category manager for Borders Music Group, and the fiction and romance category buyer for Borders. Leah is based at Ingram Content Group headquarters and works with publishers globally introducing the benefits of the full service content distribution solutions that Ingram Publisher Services offers to the supply chain.
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Reid Rosenthal
Rock’n SR Publishing
PO Box 415, Sheridan, WY 59749
Phone: 406-842-7150, Fax: 307-358-0515
E: rockinsrpublishing@gmail.com

rockinsrpublishing.com
Reid is rancher, fourth generation land and cattle owner, and quickly becoming a noted historical western romance author. More than thirty five thousand copies of his first book titled, Threads West: An American Saga are in print since it's late 2010 release. It has enjoyed multiple #1 best selling positions in numerous categories and genres including Western, Romance, Historical Fiction, Historical Western, Family Saga, Historical Romance, and more. His work has been compared to Centennial and Lonesome Dove by readers and reviewers alike. The book has won seven national awards from USA Books, Indies, IPGA and International Publishers— including two Bests (Winners) in Romance and Western, and five finalists in Romance, Historical Fiction and Cover Design.
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Andie Ryan
Author and Publisher

 
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Margot Sage-EL
Watchung Booksellers

Bio to come.
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Adam Salomone
Associate Publisher
Harvard Common Press
E: asalomone@harvardcommonpress.com

www.harvardcommonpress.com
Adam Salomone is the Associate Publisher of The Harvard Common Press, a Boston-based independent focused on cookbooks and books on pregnancy/childbirth. Related to these verticals, Adam oversees the company’s digital strategy across individual book/author brands as well as across the entire organization. Digital initiatives currently underway include exploration of enhanced ebook and mobile platform applications to development of new business partners online involving content distribution and partnership. He has been involved in a number of outreach efforts related to digital innovation, having written for the IBPA Independent, participated in IBPA webinars, and also seminars at both Digital Book World and BISG’s Making Information Pay 2010. He holds a BA in Communications, with a specialization in writing and publishing, from Emerson College in Boston.
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Janice Schnell
Content Acquisition Account Executive
Ingram Content Group Inc.
14 Ingram Blvd., LaVergne, TN 37086
Phone: 615-213-4689
E: janice.schnell@ingramcontent.com

ingramcontent.com
Bio to come.
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Rudy Shur
Publisher
Square One Publishers
115 Herricks Road, Garden City Park, NY 11040
Phone: 516-535-2010, Fax: 516-535-2014
E: sq1info@aol.com

www.squareonepublishers.com
Rudy Shur began his publishing career working for Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company and later William C. Brown Publishing Company. In 1976, he cofounded Avery Publishing Group, where he was responsible for the acquisition of over 1,000 nonfiction titles, many of which became bestsellers. By 1999, the company had grown into one of the largest alternative health publishers in the US. In that year, Avery was purchased by Penguin Putnam. The following year, Mr. Shur founded Square One Publishers in Garden City Park, New York, where he currently heads the editorial program. For the last four years, Square One has been selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest growing independent publishing houses in the US. He is also the author of How To Publish Your Nonfiction Book. Mr. Shur continues to lecture extensively on the topic of publishing at universities, colleges and professional workshops throughout the country.
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Carlene Sippola
Publisher
Whole Person Associates, Inc.
210 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802-1908
Phone: 218-727-0500, Fax: 218-727-0505
E: carlene@wholeperson.com

www.wholeperson.com
Carlene is owner and CEO of Whole Person Associates, a publishing company based in Duluth MN that publishes training resources in the areas of stress management, wellness promotion, mental health, and healthy lifestyle.  Carlene started her publishing career at Whole Person Associates twenty-seven years ago.  She served as marketing director of both Whole Person Associates and its imprint Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers.  Later she became publisher of Whole Person Associates and eight years ago she purchased the company from its founders.  IBPA has played an important role in the development of Carlene’s publishing career.  She was proud to serve on the IBPA board for four years and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors.

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Marcella Smith
Marcella Smith Associates
676A Ninth Ave, Ste 300, New York, NY 10036
Phone: 917-325-2694, Fax: 212-957-9191
E: marcex2@mac.com

Marcella got into the business over 30 years ago in Washington, DC, where she began working in an independent bookshop. Since then she has worked in and managed two other bookstores, been a sales rep for St. Martin's Press, a marketing manager at Simon & Schuster, and the director of small press and vendor relations for Barnes & Noble, Inc. She. She is a former member of the board of directors for Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA, formerly PMA), and sits on the Small Press Center's Advisory Council.
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Danny O. Snow
Unlimited Publishing, LLC
PO Box 99, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 415-632-3538; 812-988-7109
E: dan@unlimitedpublishing.com

www.unlimitedpublishing.com
Harvard graduate Danny O. Snow is a senior fellow of The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR.org), a Palo Alto based nonprofit global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new and emerging media. He has managed Unlimited Publishing LLC, “The Professional POD Book Publisher™,” since 2000. Snow also works as a consultant to fellow authors and publishers, as a public speaker, and as a journalist who has been widely quoted by major news media about new publishing and communication technologies. In 2009, he signed with Wiley & Sons as a contributor to its upcoming book titled Print on Demand Book Publishing for Dummies.
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Janet Spurr
Author and Publisher
Beach Chair Diaries
52 Rowland St. Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: 781-639-1008
E: spurr1@msn.com

www.janetspurr.com
Janet Spurr published Beach Chair Diaries, Summer Tales from Maine to Maui through Lightning Source in June 2008 which has sold over 5,100 copies. Last November, Island Heritage published a new Hawaiian edition, which leads Janet to Hawaii to wear flip flops while doing book signings. She also teaches workshops on How to Promote Your Book. For over 25 years, she has been a manufacturer's rep selling women's accessories to gift shops, boutiques, museums and catalogs throughout New England and has developed her own accessory line. To hear the sounds of the sea, go to: www.janetspurr.com.
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Nancy Stewart
Lead Buyer
Ingram Book Company
Ingram Book Group, 14 Ingram Blvd, LaVergne, TN 37086
Phone: 615-213-5370
E: nancy.stewart@ingrambook.com

www.ingrambook.com
Photo of Nancy Stewart
Nancy Stewart, a 30-year veteran of the book industry, holds the position of lead buyer at Ingram Book Company where she oversees the buying and operations of a wide variety of publishers. Previously she was general manager of Mills Bookstores, an independent bookstore group in Nashville, Tennessee. Nancy is past president of the Women's National Book Association and currently serves as WNBA representative to the United Nations. She has served as volunteer and book sales director for the Southern Festival of Books and president of the Nashville Area Booksellers Association.
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Mark Suchomel
President
Independent Publishers Group
814 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-337-0747 ext. 209, Fax: 312-337-1807
E: suchomel@ipgbook.com

www.ipgbook.com
Mark Suchomel has been with Chicago Review Press, Inc./Independent Publishers Group(IPG) since 1986, and president of IPG since 1998. He began his career in publishing at Contemporary Books. Based in Chicago, IPG represents high quality, commercial book publishers and is one of the largest distributors of trade books in North America. IPG sells to the book trade as well as teacher supply stores, museum shops, mass merchandisers, gift shops, and other specialty wholesale and retail accounts. In 2007 IPG added the Trafalgar Square Publishing list, made up of most of the UK’s major publishing houses as well as the best independent publishers in the UK. In 2009 IPG started the Small Press United division to provide high level distribution to small and start-up publishers.
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Matt Supko
Technology Director
American Booksellers Association
E: matt@bookweb.org

Matt Supko has worked for the American Booksellers Association since 2008. During this time, he helped create IndieBound.org, a local-focused, community-based web site which connects consumers with independent bookstores, as well as a related iPhone app. Since 2010, he has served as ABA's Technology Director, overseeing the IndieCommerce program, which provides turnkey ecommerce web sites based on the open source web platform Drupal to approximately 300 bookstores. Matt also directed the integration and launch of Google eBooks on the IndieCommerce system. Prior to joining ABA, Matt worked as a bookseller in Birmingham, Alabama. He has Bachelor's degrees in English, Computer Science, and Russian from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia.
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Joshua Tallent
Founder/CEO
eBook Architects
9415 Burnet Road, Suite 306, Austin, TX 78758
E: joshua@ebookarchitects.com
www.eBookArchitects.com

Joshua Tallent has been an eBook developer since 2002. He is an acknowledged expert on the Kindle and ePub formats, and his book, Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide, has been praised as the most thorough explanation of the Kindle format available. Joshua founded eBook Architects, his eBook design and consulting business, in 2008, providing services to both publishers and authors, with a focus on complex projects and enhanced eBooks. He regularly teaches at conferences and workshops about building and designing eBooks, and he is a vocal advocate for accessible, well-designed eBooks. Joshua resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two daughters. He can be found online at www.ebookarchitects.com and on Twitter @jtallent or @ebookarchitects.
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Jeniffer Thompson
President
Monkey C Media
1731 31st Street, San Diego, CA 92102
Phone: 619-955-8286, Fax: 619-923-9230
E: j@monkeycmedia.com
www.monkeycmedia.com; www.jenifferthompson.com
Jeniffer Thompson is an Internet Marketing specialist and Web site strategist. Having begun her publishing career as the Marketing Director of a San Diego publishing house more than 12 years ago, she discovered the power of the Internet. She has since taken her marketing prowess and passion for publishing and has helped hundreds of authors establish their presence on the Net. Mrs. Thompson is also a freelance lifestyle writer, author, and speaker.
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Joe Upton
Vice President, Sales and Marketing,
Malloy, Inc.
5411 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: 734.665.6113
E: joe_upton@malloy.com
www.malloy.com

Joe Upton is Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and co-owner of Malloy Incorporated, a full-service, family-owned book printer in Ann Arbor Michigan. Joe has worked on the sales side of the business for over 25 years, where he helped Malloy become one of the preeminent service organizations in the book industry.
Joe has a B.A. in History from Trinity College, Hartford, CT. and earned an MBA from the University of Michigan during his early years at Malloy. He is currently on the board of PubWest, and an active member of the Book Manufacturers’ Institute.
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Kevin Votel
Senior V.P. Marketing and New Business
PGW/Perseus
1700 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510-809-3720
E: kevin.votel@pgw.com

www.pgw.com
 
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Martin Warzala
Director, Collection Management & Technical Development
Baker & Taylor
1120 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 908-541-7043; Fax: 908-541-7868
E: martin.warzala@baker-taylor.com

www.baker-taylor.com
Martin Warzala, MA, MLS, is the Director of Baker & Taylor’s Collection Management Group. He is responsible for the professional staff, technical resources, and information system development supporting B&T's Collection Management Services for School, Public, a universe of Academic libraries, and libraries outside the United States. An active professional, Martin has published articles and performed conference presentations on collection development related topics. Prior to his 25 years of employment at B&T, he worked in acquisitions and collection development in public and academic libraries.
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Jennifer Weltz
Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc
E: jweltz@jvnla.com

www.jvnla.com
A partner at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. (JVNLA for short), Jennifer Weltz has sold books domestically, internationally and for film for nearly two decades. She has coordinated international one day lay-downs for Jean Auel's books as well as almost 2000 deals around the world. She represents writers such as C.W. Gortner, Wendy Webb, Anne Easter Smith, Sandra Worth, Frances Wood and Iza Trapani. To find out what Jennifer is doing to help promote her authors, feel free to follow her on Twitter @JVNLA and the web site www.jvnla.com.
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Deb Werksman
Sourcebooks, Inc.
18 Cherry Street, Suite 1W, Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 876-9790, Fax (203) 876-9803
deb.werksman@sourcebooks.com
www.sourcebooks.com
Deb Werksman has been an acquiring editor and editorial manager for Sourcebooks for the past twelve years, before which she had her own publishing company. She is the country's foremost editor of Jane Austen-related fiction, and acquires single title romance in all subgenres, as well as historical and women's fiction. Sourcebooks is the country's largest woman-owned independent publishing house, and we're known for our sales and marketing, as well as our focus on building authors' careers.
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Melissa Williams
LongTale Publishing & READ3Zero
13039 Mossy Ridge Cove, Houston, TX 77041
Phone: 713-724-6372
E: melissa@longtalepublishing.com

www.TurtleTownBooks.com
Melissa Williams, children's author, is the owner of LongTale Publishing and Founder of the Literacy Non-Profit—READ3Zero, which gives publishing opportunities to children in grades 3rd-8th. During graduate school for professional counseling, Melissa applied her learned experience to the writing of her chapter books for kids, Iggy the Iguana, and the newly released book series, TurtleTown. Today she speaks on topics related to publishing, literacy, and creative writing for children and adults. Melissa has been a guest and presenter at various literacy and school organization events including the Texas PTA Leadership Conference, the Texas Book Festival, and the Texas Library Association Conference. Melissa holds specialized workshops in her hometown, Houston, Texas.
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Richard T. Williams
List Development Manager
Small Press United
Independent Publishers Group
814 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-337-0747
E: rwilliams@smallpressunited.com

www.smallpressunited.com
Richard T. Williams has been with the IPG sales department since 2005, and has managed the Small Press United program since its inception in May 2009. With IPG, he helped develop the special sales department, working closely with publisher clients to find unique sales opportunities for books outside of the book trade. Prior to IPG, he was the operations manager for a local Chicago independent publishing company for eight years. His current position at SPU draws from his experience in both the publishing and distribution sides of the book industry.
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Thomas Woll
President
Cross River Publishing Consultants, Inc.
3 Holly Hill Lane, Katonah, NY 10536
Phone: 914-232-6708
E: twoll@pubconsultants.com

www.pubconsultants.com
Currently President of Cross River Publishing Consultants, Katonah, NY, Woll has over 25 years of senior-level publishing management experience including: VP & General Manager, John Wiley & Sons, Professional & Trade Division; VP & Publisher, Rodale Press; Publisher, Storey Communications; VP & Publisher, Beaufort Books; VP & General Manager, Vanguard Press. Former member of Independent Book Publishers Association's (IBPA, formerly PMA) Board of Directors; Chairman of AAP’s Smaller Publisher’s Group. Woll is also an Adjunct Professor of Publishing at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and on the Advisory Board of the Small Press Center in NYC. Author of Publishing for Profit: Successful Bottom Line Management for Book Publishers (Chicago Review Press, 3rd edition 2006) and Selling Subsidiary Rights: An Insider's Guide (CRPC). Columnist, Book Business Magazine.
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IBPA STAFF



Terry Nathan
Executive Director
Independent Book Publishers Association.
627 Aviation Way, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310.372.2732
E: terry@ibpa-online.org
www.ibpa-online.org
Terry Nathan, Executive Director of the Independent Book Publishers Association (formerly PMA), located in Manhattan Beach, CA, began his career in the world of book publishing at the ABA Show in Anaheim, CA in 1992. At that time, the association had reached a plateau with 900 members and the world of independent publishing was just beginning to explode. Over the past 18 years, Terry has played an integral part in helping the association grow to its current level of 3,200+ members. Under Terry’s leadership, IBPA continues to offer cutting edge educational programs and low-cost marketing programs, keeping close to mind IBPA’s motto of “Helping Each Other to Achieve and Succeed.” Terry also advocates for the rights of independent publishers, helping to level the playing field for small and mid-sized publishers.

Terry grew up with his five brothers in Hermosa Beach, CA, enjoying the Southern California lifestyle. He moved to San Diego in 1984 where he received his MBA from National University. Terry resides in Southern California with his wife and two beautiful young children. When he is not working, Terry enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
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Florrie Binford Kichler
President
Independent Book Publishers Association
PO Box 752, Carmel, IN 46082
Phone: 317-577-1321, Fax: 413-215-8030
E: florrie@ibpa-online.org

www.ibpa-online.org

Florrie Binford Kichler is president of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest trade organization of independent publishers in the United States. She also serves as President of Patria Press, Inc., the publisher of the award-winning Young Patriots Series for children.

Florrie is a member of the Children’s Book Council, serves on the boards of the Indiana University Women’s MBA Advisory Board and the ACLU of Indiana. She also sits on the board of the Book Industry Study Group and the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. She earned BA and MBA degrees from Indiana University, and is an alumna of the Stanford Professional Publishing Course.  Florrie lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Lisa Krebs
Assistant Director
Independent Book Publishers Association.
627 Aviation Way, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310.372.2732
E: lisa@ibpa-online.org

www.ibpa-online.org
Hired by Jan Nathan and Publishers Marketing Association (now IBPA) in 1998, Lisa has been a sounding board and advocate for independent publishers for the past 13 years. She was previously contracted for West Coast publicity by Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books and Disney/Hyperion.
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Chris Kahn
Vendor Relations, Marketing & Advertising
Independent Book Publishers Association.
627 Aviation Way, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310.372.2732, Direct: 925.283.3542
E: chris@ibpa-online.org
www.ibpa-online.org

Chris Kahn joined IBPA early this year to manage vendor relations, advertising, sponsorship and media partnership opportunities. He has known what was then PMA since 1995 as Western Advertising Director for Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and School Library Journal. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and loves (in no particular order) listening to his wife Beverly play the ukulele, reading biographies, police procedurals and English ‘cozies’, wine (especially ones old, French & red), Los Gigantes de San Francisco, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin describing on the Tour de France, the beaches in Kaua’i, his cats Penny and Hector, Baja California and Puerto Vallarta, MX.
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