Growing up in a house brimming with books, it's only natural that I wound up in book publishing directing my creative energies towards the ideal packaging and marketing of all manner of books.
Having worked in-house for several decades at some of the largest publishers in the world, I've been exposed to and have become adept at a broad range of styles and genres. From international bestsellers to academic books with the tiniest of print runs, I've encountered and enjoyed it all. Staying relevant in this industry forces one to keep current with the ever-changing demands of the marketplace and there's always more to learn.
Since going freelance full-time in 2009, I have continued to handle projects for the bigger publishing houses as well as pursue direct working relationships with any number of smaller presses and self-publishing authors.
I appreciate the opportunity in bringing my years of knowledge and skills to the packaging of an author's vision on such an immediate level. You've spent a lot of energy in writing your book, and I'd love to help you reach your vision for the packaging of that book.
Whether it's starting from conception and providing all of the visual inspiration or it's executing your specific vision and getting that made ready for publication, I'm open to hearing about your specific needs. Just let me know if you're interested along with any relevant details and I will get back to you as soon as I can about whether I might be the right designer for your project.
Handle over 60 projects a year from concept through final production. Design and art direct covers for the book publishing trade, as well as explore a number of new areas including: illustrated book design, website design, ebook and ebook cover design and conversion, banner ads and other online support, as well as logo design, branding and collateral materials for small businesses. Freelance clients have included various imprints at Penguin Random House, Inc., Simon and Schuster, Hachette Books, Harper Collins, Grove/Atlantic, Perseus Book Group, Basic Books, Henry Holt, Oxford University Press, W.W. Norton, A.A.P., individual authors, and others.
The United States Postal Service is a wondrous American creation. Seven days a week, its army of 300,000 letter carriers delivers 513 million pieces of mail, forty percent of the world’s volume. It is far more efficient than any other mail servicemore than twice as efficient as the Japanese and easily outpacing the Germans and British. And the USPS has a storied history. Founded by Benjamin F... read more
The real-world value of knowledge in the mobile-device age.More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was. Most can't find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word occurrence, or name the largest ocean on the planet. But how important is it to fill our heads with facts? A few keystrokes can summon almost any information in seconds. Why should we bother learning facts a... read more
For the Bill Murray fan in all of us, this epic collection of “Bill Murray stories”—many reported for the first time here—distills a set of guiding principles out of his extraordinary ability to infuse the everyday with surprise, absurdity, and wonder.No one will ever believe you.New York Times bestselling author Gavin Edwards, like the rest of us, has always been fascinated with Bill Murray—i... read more
A master of the psychological thriller, bestselling author John Katzenbach is an unrivaled investigator of that most primal human motive—revenge. A tense, penetrating novel, The Dead Student follows a young man set on avenging his uncle, no matter the consequences.Timothy Warner, a PhD student who goes by the nickname Moth,” wakes up on his ninety-ninth day of sobriety with an intense craving... read more
In the early twentieth century, down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company built one of the largest mills in the world and a town to go with it. Aliquippa was a beacon and a melting pot, pulling in thousands of families from Europe and the Jim Crow south. The J&L mill, though dirty and dangerous, offered a chance at a better life. It produced the steel that built A... read more
CNN Aviation Correspondent Richard Quest offers a gripping and definitive account of the disappearance of Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 in March 2014.On March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with barely a trace, carrying 239 people on board—seemingly vanishing into the dark night. The airplane’s whereabouts and fate would quickly become one of the biggest aviation mysteri... read more
In the blockbuster and bestselling tradition of Jurassic Park comes the breakneck new adventure from the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly whose imaginative, cinematic thrillers “make you feel like a kid again; [they’re] a blast” (Booklist).It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have proven the existence of dragons—a l... read more
A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South for a century.With Lincoln’s assassination, his “team of rivals,” in Doris Kearns Goodwin’s phrase, was left adrift. President Andrew Johnson, a former slave owner from Tennessee, was chall... read more
A distinguished historian with over a decade inside the US Department of Defense shows how the downsizing of our armed forces lowers the nation’s defense and puts us at risk.In this stunningly detailed account of US military power in the Obama era, Mark Moyar reveals how Obama’s military decisions have led to the international catastrophes of his second term. While our current downward spiral ... read more
How often have we heard “It’s nothing against you, it’s not personal—it’s just business”? But in fact, at work it’s never just business—it’s always personal. In this groundbreaking look at what’s really going on from 9 to 5—the crying, yelling, and bullying, as well as the friendship and laughter borne of creative collaboration—journalist and former corporate executive Anne Kreamer shows us ho... read more
From Thomas Perry, the New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Whitefield series, comes a whip-smart and lethally paced standalone novel, Forty Thieves. Sid and Ronnie Abel are a first-rate husband-and-wife detective team, both retirees of the LAPD. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are married assassins-for-hire living in the San Fernando Valley. Except for deadly aim with a handgun, the two couples h... read more
In the stunning new thriller from the Edgar Awardnominated author, Inspector Kari Vaara has gained the top position in the Finnish police, and all the power it entails. . . . As the new national police commissioner of Finland, Kari Vaara, along with his team Milo and Sweetness, now has the keys to the kingdom. With his vast collection of dirt, Kari purges the police ranks of the corrupt and u... read more
An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon—the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself. As the 1970s began, the Beatles ended, leaving Paul McCartney to face the new decade with only his wife Linda by his side. Holed up at his farmhouse in Scotland, he sank into a deep depression. To outsiders, McCartney se... read more
"Brilliant and uncompromising, Blake again proves why he's one of the best writers working today."—Ace AtkinsJames Carlos Blake, widely acclaimed as one of our best authors of historical and contemporary crime fiction, brings us his most striking and fast-paced border noir yet with The House of Wolfe.On a rainy winter night in Mexico City, a ten-member wedding party is kidnapped in front of th... read more
In a business that’s passed down in a family, each generation brings a point of view shaped by the major events of their time. The Fergusons required military service to be in the succession, so the conflict of each generation largely defined that point of view. But the expected child didn’t serve and won’t join the business, leaving only his younger sister to carry it on. While she appreciate... read more
This is the first of a pair of publications on American policy; the other is concerned with National Policy, which consists of foreign and defense policy. Domestic Policy both is necessary in its own right and must come before National Policy since a sound policy domestically is absolutely required both for the health of the nation within our borders and to facilitate—indeed, to enable—any for... read more
Awarded the Kirkus Star for exceptional merit.The inspiring true story of a divorced soldier, his daughter, and love beyond death. Tiffany was always saying good-bye to her father, a U.S. Army soldier separated from her mother long ago. She struggled to love him from a distance, but her efforts sputtered amid a growing sense of disappointment. He clearly didn't need her--and she didn't need a ... read more
You've written your book. Now create your website. This brief manual, written by a longtime publishing veteran who now builds websites for authors, is designed to help you conceive, plan, and create your own unique presence online. It's not a technical book but instead focuses on the large questions that all writers must wrestle with as they plan their website: Who do you want to be online? Wh... read more
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