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JENNIFER SPIVAK

SALES-FOCUSED DIGITAL ADVERTISING, SOCIAL MEDIA, CONTENT MARKETING  with special interests in HEALTH/WELLBEING, SPIRITUALITY, and SELF-HELP

Jennifer is a digital marketing specialist with more than seven years of experience helping brands and individuals sell products and services online. After serving four years as Managing Director of a boutique digital marketing agency which grew 300% under her watch, Jennifer now works as a consultant specializing in customer acquisition via digital advertising, social media, and content marketing. Merging her background in PR and love of analytics, Jennifer works to create engaging, on-brand digital campaigns that drive cost-efficient results and positive ROI.

Twitter: @jennifer_spivak
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferspivak
Website: http://www.jenniferspivak.com/

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JENNIFER MAGUIRE

PUBLICITY, PR, BRAND EXTENSION, ONGOING PUBLICITY, SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT; focus on POP CULTURE, A&E, STYLE, SPORTS, SOCIAL EQUALITY, HISTORY.

Jen has more than twenty years experience in public relations, consumer promotions, marketing communications, and brand licensing. Her projects frequently include IN-STORE EVENTS, CO-BRANDED TIE-INS, CROSS-OVER PLACEMENT and SAMPLING. Prior to launching Maguire Public Relations, Inc. in 2002, Jen’s corporate career included working inside major media and marketing organizations, including Grey Advertising on the Revlon account, Playboy Enterprises, BET, Seventeen media, and Urban Latino magazine.

While at Seventeen, Jen was Director of PR for the brand’s unique in-house, 30-person, full-service marketing machine which produced 200 in-store/fashion show/concert/broadcast live events yearly; editorial; and the brand’s licensing program, working with top manufacturing partners in accessories, books and beauty.

Her career includes a position as the Deputy Press Secretary for a U.S. Presidential campaign’s New Jersey headquarters, where she worked closely with the White House press corps, White House advance teams, and The Secret Service; as well as serving on the staff of a U.S. Senatorial campaign.

Her nonprofit work includes volunteer PR support for The American Run for the End of AIDS (AREA) and their annual co-production with GMHC of NYC’s World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil; and Feminists for Free Expression anti-censorship advocacy as a founding member and former president. Jen also lends her talents towards indigenous rights advocacy.

She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, (PRSA), Publicity Club of New York (PCNY), Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS), Mediabistro, SoloPR and Freelancers Union.

Books Jen has worked on include From The Danube To The Hudson, Bumblebees Can Fly: Creating Climates for Inherent Power & Intentionality To Flourish in Young Men of Color, The Mex Books, The Spinsterlicious Life, The Queen of My Self, The Playboy Interview: The Best of Three Decades; The Playboy Interviews By Alex Haley.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifermaguire
Twitter: @maguirejen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.maguire
Website: http://maguirepr.com/

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ANNE BARTHOLOMEW

ONLINE RETAIL, MARKETING, and CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
favorite categories include debut fiction, mystery & thrillers, cookbooks & food writing, memoir, young adult

Anne Bartholomew is a writer, editor, and bookseller with particular experience in online retail and content development at Amazon.com. Much of her work over the last five years has been focused on connecting authors with readers via custom marketing, interviews, reviews and social media. She is a graduate of Fordham University in New York, as well as the Denver Publishing Institute, and the Institute of Culinary Education. As a reader, her turn-to categories include debut fiction and mysteries, cookbooks, young adult, and memoir, but she’ll happily read anything that comes with a good recommendation.

 

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LAURIE CHITTENDEN

FICTION, EDITORIAL, AND MARKETING

Laurie Chittenden, currently an Editor-at-Large with Hyperion, began her publishing career as a bookseller with Rizzoli Books in Virginia, but upon moving to New York City she took a position as an Editorial Assistant at Hyperion in 1993. She left to hold the positions of Associate Editor and Editor at Simon & Schuster from 1994 through 1999 where she discovered and launched the careers of best-selling authors Richard Paul Evans and Jennifer Chiaverini.

During her tenure as Senior Editor at Dutton from 1999 to 2006, Chittenden published fiction and nonfiction by such best-selling authors as Marisa de los Santos, Jenny McCarthy, Governor Ann Richards, Erik Weihenmayer and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Diane Johnson. Most recently, Chittenden was Executive Editor at William Morrow, where she published a number of titles including Marisa de los Santos’ New York Times best-selling Belong to Me and IndieNext pick Falling Together; Brunonia Barry’s New York Times best-selling The Lace Reader and IndieNext pick The Map of True Places; national best-seller, IndieNext and Discover Great New Writers pick In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White; and Conor Grennan’s New York Times and internationally best-selling Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal.

Chittenden is also an adjunct professor at NYU where she has taught the Workshop in Manuscript Editing for the Masters in Publishing program. She has lectured extensively at BEA, book expos, conferences, universities, journalist associations, and on television and radio in the United States, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. She has been featured for her work in the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, the Observer, Poets & Writers, Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. She is a member of the Women’s Media Group. In addition to her love of publishing, Chittenden is the Special Events Director for the New York Cycle Club and an active volunteer with the Young Professionals Group of the Nature Conservancy.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/laurie-chittenden/12/38a/694

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RON HOGAN

E-MAIL MARKETING, ONLINE MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA, BOOK BLOGGERS, EDITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

Ron Hogan helped create the literary Internet by launching Beatrice.com in 1995. He spent several years writing about the business side of publishing as a senior editor for GalleyCat, briefly worked with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as their director of e-marketing strategy, and was part of the inaugural editorial team at Regan Arts, where he published critically acclaimed novels by Beth Hahn, Kermit Roosevelt, Lev AC Rosen, and Karolina Waclawiak.

These days, he’s using all that experience to help publishing companies and individual authors develop stronger connections with their readers. He speaks frequently at book festivals and publishing conferences about how to make the best use of social networking tools, advances in digital publishing, and other transformative trends in the publishing industry.

Ron can also offer Developmental Editing to help fine-tune your novel or narrative non-fiction manuscript as you work toward the clearest possible expression of your voice and your story.

Ron maintains an active presence in New York’s literary scene, including Lady Jane’s Salon, the city’s only monthly reading series dedicated to romance fiction. In addition to regular posts at Beatrice, Ron also writes book reviews and literary features for several other publications.

Twitter: @RonHogan
Facebook: facebook.com/RonHogan
Website: RonHogan.net

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DAVID KENER

EVENTS, ADULT, YA, ARTS, EDUCATION, LITERATURE, POETRY, LITERACY

David Kener has enjoyed an expansive career in Theatre, Arts and Education, with a significant focus on underserved youth communities. David was just appointed Director, NYC Project Hope for Counseling in Schools. This FEMA funded initiative offers Crisis Counseling and Creative Arts services to students and school communities in the hardest hit areas of Hurricane Sandy.

David worked as an actor for many years following his graduation from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, studying with the legendary Sandy Meisner.” He has appeared on many stages in the US and internationally including The Signature Theater, where he worked with Arthur Miller, and The American Place Theatre, working with Wynn Handman.

While working as a professional actor in all media, he began his teaching artist career and spent many years working in leadership roles for The Creative Arts Team, The Henry Street Arts Settlement, and Colors United. He then held the position of Executive Director of The Leadership Program, creating an arts focused methodology and establishing partnerships with institutions such as New York University and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. His most recent position, held for over fifteen years was as Executive Director of The American Place Theater where he pioneered the Literature to Life Program serving over 20,000 students annually across twenty-five states, working to improve literacy and cultural awareness.

David has recently been a featured writer for The New York Times, penning a weeklong Drama series for the Learning Network on drama strategies using the Times. He now heads up his own consulting firm Education Development Unlimited (EDU) working with mission driven organizations such as Counseling In Schools, where Caring Inspires Success and Power Writers, helping launch powerpoetry.org, the world’s first transmedia mobile poetry community for youth.

David lives on the upper west side of NYC with his wife, the Costume Designer Michelle Matland and his son Marcus, a sophomore at The Beacon High School, where David serves on the Executive Board as Vice President, Arts Liaison.

Website: www.counselinginschools.org

 

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BRIDGET MARMION

MARKETING, STRATEGIC PLANNING AND COORDINATION, ADULT AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS

As SVP Marketing of Farrar, Straus Giroux, Random House and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Marmion has over three decades experience creating, coordinating and implementing campaigns that lead to the bestseller list. At FSG and HMH, Marmion oversaw publicity and marketing, traditional and digital, both adult and children’s books. Her focus has always been helping an author or illustrator hone his message, but most importantly developing campaigns reflecting how that author is most comfortable and effective engaging his/her audience. Her time in sales and marketing at those distinguished houses plus her work with the AAP, including two years as Chair of the AAP Trade Executive Committee, have resulted in extensive contacts and expertise in all channels including retail, K-12, college, library, online and the agent community.

Marmion recognizes that in this era of social media, trusted sources and engaging your target audience, it’s still about strategy and what will have maximum impact for YOU. Our team will include a genre expert as we create your campaign, blending the traditional and the newest marketing tools for maximum impact.

Twitter: @bridgetmarmion
Facebook: facebook.com/BridgetMarmion
LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/bridgetmarmion

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NEIL NATHAN

EDUCATION, YOUNG ADULT LITERACY, MUSIC, SOCIAL MEDIA, DIGITAL MARKETING

Neil Nathan is an education expert who designs and facilitates professional development workshops for thousands of teachers and school administrators across the country. Neil currently builds the capacity of schools to design and align their curriculum to the new Common Core State Standards.

Neil graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Economics and moved to New York City, where he simultaneously began his careers as a singer songwriter and humanities teacher. While at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, Neil directed a nationally renowned arts education program and was featured on the cover of American Teacher Magazine. After 10 successful years in the classroom, Neil was trained by the New Teacher Center and became a mentor to first year teachers in schools both high functioning and high needs. He was quickly promoted to Lead Mentor and was tapped to design and facilitate the professional training for his mentor colleagues. Since then, Neil has trained educators at esteemed conferences across the country alongside best selling education authors Grant Wiggins, Rick Wormeli, and Diane Heacox.

Neil is currently an Instructional Coach, training teachers to build the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills necessary for students to achieve the college and career readiness the Common Core State Standards are calling for. He works closely with teachers to infuse more non-fiction texts into their instruction and help students cite evidence from these texts to develop and defend their opinions. He also helps teachers to build reading comprehension, analysis, and narrative writing skills in their students.

Neil is currently writing his education memoir in which he shares his expertise on how to improve teaching and fix America’s schools, having successfully worked in some of the highest performing and highest needs schools in the nation.

Neil has also found success as a singer songwriter. His songs are spun weekly on Sirius/XM’s The Coffeehouse and have been featured on Showtime’s Californication Soundtrack, ESPN Sportscenter, NHL Live, San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park, Return starring Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon & Mad Men’s John Slattery, and Descent starring Rosario Dawson. Neil has scored independent films and produced and advised numerous artists for his record label, Pirate Vinyl.

He’s also had great success building buzz and growing their fan bases through the implementation of cutting edge internet marketing strategies. He’s had extensive experience using the Topspin Software Platform, the leader in audience growth and management used by both musicians and authors.

“Neil Nathan might not be a household name, but we’re adding a big fat “yet” to the end of that statement.”- Flavorpill

“Has a talent that cuts to and through the heart.” – Philadelphia Daily News

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/nnathan

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NANCY QUINN

INDIE RETAILING/MARKETING, NONPROFIT, SOCIAL MEDIA with special interest in DEBUT/WOMEN’S/LITERARY FICTION

For 20 years, Nancy served as Marketing Director at the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, where she helped create national buzz for such books as Astrid & Veronika and Girl with a Pearl Earring. Now Nancy works with hundreds of independent retailers through Local First Milwaukee, networking both locally and nationally. At Third Sector Creative, she aids local nonprofits with marketing strategy, public relations and social media. Passionate about women’s and literary fiction, Nancy uses social media to share the love of reading good books. You can take the girl out of the bookstore, but not the bookseller out of the girl!

Twitter: @nancyquinn
Linked-In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyquinnmilw