Faces of Publishing

Faces of Publishing

In 2012, Bookbanter embarked on a new series of interviews, looking at the people behind the author, who are involved in creating that finished book product.  Entitled Faces of Publishing, this series of interviews was conducted with a variety of different employees involved in publishing, from publicists to agents to editors.  To read the interview, click on the title link, or READ link.

Justin Golenbock, Publicist, Tor & Forge (February, 2012): Justin Golenbock is a Senior Publicist for Tor and Forge Books and has worked with them for over three years. Previously he was a publicist at Henry Holt & Company. In this interview, Justin talks about how he got into publishing and became a publicist, what an ordinary day entails for him, and what he likes to do for fun. . . READ

Michael Homler, Editor, St. Martin’s Press (March, 2012): Michael Homler is an Editor at St. Martin’s Press.  He has worked on a number of terrific books from the forthcoming JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY by Mike Mignola and Chris Golden to Jonathan Maberry’s DEAD OF NIGHT and his Joe Ledger series.  He has also published Shannon Delany’s 13 to Life series, and the literary biographies HIDING MAN, JUST ONE CATCH, and JAMES TIPTREE JR. . . READ

Danielle Bartlett, Associate Director, William Morrow (April, 2012): Danielle Bartlett is an Associate Director at William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, where she has worked for 7 years.  Prior to that she worked at a private public relations agency for travel and tourism clients.
She has created publicity campaigns for many major bestsellers including James Rollins, Noah Boyd, T.J. English, Andrew Gross, J.A. Jance and Charles Todd.
She graduated from New York University with a degree in Communications.  She lives in Astoria with her husband and son. . . READ

Michelle Brower, Agent, Folio Literary Agency (May, 2012): From Michelle’s Profile page: “I began my career in publishing in 2004 while studying for my Master’s degree in English Literature at New York University, and have been hooked ever since. During that time, I assisted the agents Wendy Sherman and Joelle Delbourgo, and found myself in love with the process of discovering new writers and helping existing writers further their careers. After graduating, I became an agent with Wendy Sherman Associates, and there began representing books in many different areas of fiction and non-fiction. My list includes the authors Rebecca Rasmussen, Tara Conklin, Cassie Alexander, S.G. Browne, Michele Young-Stone, and Julia Wertz just to name a few, and it is equally split between fiction and non-fiction”. . . READ

Brady McReynolds, Publicist, Ace/Roc (June, 2012): Brady McReynolds grew up near Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC, and he is the son of two high school teachers. Brady grew up reading and before long enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2010, he joined Penguin’s Ace/Roc publicity department and has been working there ever since! . . . READ

Paula Guran, Editor, Prime Books (July, 2012): Paula Guran is senior editor for Prime Books. She edited the Juno fantasy imprint for six years from its small press inception through its incarnation as an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books. Guran is the editor of the annual Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror series of anthologies and editor of numerous other anthologies including Best New Paranormal Romance, Zombies: The Recent Dead, Vampires: The Recent Undead, Halloween, New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird, Brave New Love, and Witches: Wicked Wild & Wonderful. . . READ

Kevin Smith, Editor (August, 2012): Kevin Smith is a freelance editor, specializing in commercial fiction and nonfiction.  Some of the authorshe’s worked with on a freelance basis are: Alan Jacobson, Stephen J. Cannell, Nevada Barr, Kyle Mills, and C.J. Lyons.
He’s been associated with the publishing industry, in various capacities, for more than twenty years.  Most recently, he was a Senior Editor at Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, where he worked with, among others, New York Times bestselling author Matthew Reilly. . . READ

Lynn Pasquale, Director of Digital Publishing, Prometheus Books (September, 2012): Lynn Pasquale has been with Prometheus Books for over ten years and currently serves as Director of Digital Publishing. . . READ

Jaime Levine, Editor, Grand Central Publishing (October, 2012): Jaime Levine has been an editor with Grand Central Publishing for 15 years, current author highlights: #1 NY Times bestselling duo Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child and the estate of Robert Ludlum.  With three concurrent Ludlum series, she works with many talented writers, including Jamie Freveletti, Kyle Mills, Justin Scott, and Eric Van Lustbader.  Her most recent launch: Pure—a post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel by Julianna Baggott . . . HERE

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