Glen Edelstein

Glen Edelstein - Designer

Valley Cottage, NY, United States

I am a book designer with lifelong experience in book publishing. My approach to conceptual book design ensures your book becomes a reality.

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Overview

My collaborative approach to conceptual book design ensures that your vision for both the interior and exterior of your book becomes a reality. I work to ensure that your book is developed as one cohesive package.

My knowledge of the publishing industry includes over 25 years of service for Penguin Random House Inc. and St. Martin’s Press, a division of Macmillan Inc. I have experience in creating both print and eBooks and aim to deliver high-quality designs for your specific book concept. My projects are completed efficiently and I thereby reduce the time and costs associated with on-the-job training and coaching often required by less-experienced designers.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
New Age
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Picture Books
Poetry
Thriller & Suspense

Work experience

Creative Director

Self-employed
February, 2009 – Present (about 14 years)

• Work individually with a variety of large publishers, indie publishers, and self-publishers to create cohesive book interior and cover designs and eBooks
• Collaborate with printers and editors during the design process.

Art Director

Penguin Random House Inc.
April, 2000 – February, 2009 (almost 9 years)

• Managed a department of 5 designers as well as a pool of illustrators, photographers, and freelance designers in an effort to design book interiors and covers.
• Published over 350 books per year.
• Collaborated with publishers as well as production and editorial departments.

Senior Designer

Bantam-Dell Publishing Group, Penguin Random House Inc.
February, 1992 – April, 2009 (about 17 years)

Design Director

St. Martins Press Inc.
June, 1987 – February, 1992 (over 4 years)

Portfolio (25 selected works)

The 5 Year-Old Lawyer and Her Frog

Kadry Parra, Gloria Elizabeth, Gellatly, Michael, Edelstein, Glen

Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold

Andrew Rowen

After 525 years, the traditional literature recounting the history of Columbus's epic voyage and first encounters with Native Americans remains Eurocentric, focused principally--whether pro- or anti-Columbus--on Columbus and the European perspective. A historical novel, Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold now dramatizes these events from a bicultural perspective, fictionalizing the beliefs, tho... read more

After 525 years, the traditional literature recounting the history of Columbus's epic voyage and first encounters with Native Americans remains Eurocentric, focused principally--whether pro- or anti-Columbus--on Columbus and the European perspective. A historical novel, Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold now dramatizes these events from a bicultural perspective, fictionalizing the beliefs, tho... read more

The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution

Warner Loughlin

For the first time in print, comes the revolutionary acting technique from the premiere acting coach of our era. Not a copy of the old masters, The Warner Loughlin Technique empowers the actor to create rich, nuanced and unique characters. Discover the technique used to help create some of the most remarkable performances of our time from actors such as Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Kyra Sedgwick ... read more

For the first time in print, comes the revolutionary acting technique from the premiere acting coach of our era. Not a copy of the old masters, The Warner Loughlin Technique empowers the actor to create rich, nuanced and unique characters. Discover the technique used to help create some of the most remarkable performances of our time from actors such as Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Kyra Sedgwick ... read more

Blood Memory Society

D A Field

What if you could inherit your ancestors' memories? What implications would such an inheritance have on society?In Blood Memory Society, Field's story is a fast-paced, action thriller, science adventure with a little sci-fi and conspiracy thrown in. In this first book in the Blood Memory Society series, the protagonist, Dr. Will Dunbar, is a doctor of reproductive medicine and just as he is ab... read more

What if you could inherit your ancestors' memories? What implications would such an inheritance have on society?In Blood Memory Society, Field's story is a fast-paced, action thriller, science adventure with a little sci-fi and conspiracy thrown in. In this first book in the Blood Memory Society series, the protagonist, Dr. Will Dunbar, is a doctor of reproductive medicine and just as he is ab... read more

The Dreaming Road

Elizabeth Moore

What if death is only an urban legend? On a spring morning in early May, Diane wakes up to find her beautiful 16-year old daughter, Callie, lying dead on the floor of her bedroom. The police find a suicide note in Callie's jewelry chest and Diane's whole world, as she had previously known it, falls apart. In the afterlife, Callie meets her great grandma, Ellie, who tells her that she's in a pa... read more

What if death is only an urban legend? On a spring morning in early May, Diane wakes up to find her beautiful 16-year old daughter, Callie, lying dead on the floor of her bedroom. The police find a suicide note in Callie's jewelry chest and Diane's whole world, as she had previously known it, falls apart. In the afterlife, Callie meets her great grandma, Ellie, who tells her that she's in a pa... read more

The Point Of A Gun: Thriller

Steven W. Kohlhagen

In the near future, America is experiencing a dramatic increase in terrorist attacks---by jihadists, White supremacists, and Mexican cartels. In the face of these failures by the U.S. Government intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracies, an ad hoc vigilante effort has exploded on the scene. And, surprisingly, this shadowy and deadly vigilante group appears to be led by one of the U.S. Gov... read more

In the near future, America is experiencing a dramatic increase in terrorist attacks---by jihadists, White supremacists, and Mexican cartels. In the face of these failures by the U.S. Government intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracies, an ad hoc vigilante effort has exploded on the scene. And, surprisingly, this shadowy and deadly vigilante group appears to be led by one of the U.S. Gov... read more

Target of Opportunity

Max Byrd

Bestselling author Max Byrd delivers a brilliant, revenge-filled tale of a WWII Police Inspector, who trails his vengeful sister-in-law after her husband’s death.On a relaxing vacation at Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Police Inspector Gilman and his brother-in-law, former Washington attorney Donald Kerwin, stop into a 7-Eleven—and are met with a torrent of bullets. A gunman at the register kills K... read more

Bestselling author Max Byrd delivers a brilliant, revenge-filled tale of a WWII Police Inspector, who trails his vengeful sister-in-law after her husband’s death.On a relaxing vacation at Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Police Inspector Gilman and his brother-in-law, former Washington attorney Donald Kerwin, stop into a 7-Eleven—and are met with a torrent of bullets. A gunman at the register kills K... read more

Doctor of Truth, The Life of David R. Hawkins

Scott Jeffrey

Who is the man behind the best-selling Power vs. Force: The Determinants of Human Behavior and the Map of Consciousness? From fundamentalism to atheism, psychoanalysis to Zen Buddhism, the pits of hell to the infinite presence of God, Dr. David R. Hawkins has dedicated his life to the pursuit of Truth, spending over fifty years as a psychiatrist before becoming a spiritual teacher after the pu... read more

Who is the man behind the best-selling Power vs. Force: The Determinants of Human Behavior and the Map of Consciousness? From fundamentalism to atheism, psychoanalysis to Zen Buddhism, the pits of hell to the infinite presence of God, Dr. David R. Hawkins has dedicated his life to the pursuit of Truth, spending over fifty years as a psychiatrist before becoming a spiritual teacher after the pu... read more

Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace

Gayle Van Gils

The American workplace has become toxic to mental, emotional, and physical health. A book for our complex and challenging times, Happier at Work offers a practical path for leaders and employees to shift a culture of fear and reactivity to one of communication and collaboration. Mindfulness and compassion come naturally to all of us, as does a fundamental goodness; in these pages, readers will... read more

The American workplace has become toxic to mental, emotional, and physical health. A book for our complex and challenging times, Happier at Work offers a practical path for leaders and employees to shift a culture of fear and reactivity to one of communication and collaboration. Mindfulness and compassion come naturally to all of us, as does a fundamental goodness; in these pages, readers will... read more

Red Shirt Kids

Bryce Clark, Kim Clark

Sixth-graders Mike and Amy must learn to use their special powers to save other children Mike and Amy Smith are nervous about moving from their nice house in Boston to a dilapidated old mansion in Falton, New Hampshire. They know they’ll have to start the sixth and seventh grade not knowing anyone, and their new house is just plain creepy. While searching their dusty attic, Mike and Amy uncove... read more

Sixth-graders Mike and Amy must learn to use their special powers to save other children Mike and Amy Smith are nervous about moving from their nice house in Boston to a dilapidated old mansion in Falton, New Hampshire. They know they’ll have to start the sixth and seventh grade not knowing anyone, and their new house is just plain creepy. While searching their dusty attic, Mike and Amy uncove... read more

Chloe, the Clumsy Fairy: Book One of the Mönelie Series

Katie Watkins

The charming story and beautiful illustrations bring the fairy world to life. When Chloe, a fairy whose good-natured clumsiness is legendary among her fairy friends, dreams of Lily, a lonely girl across town, she sets off on an adventure to help. Lily has just moved to a new school where she struggles without any friends and with the added difficulty of dealing with Nick, the class bully, who ... read more

The charming story and beautiful illustrations bring the fairy world to life. When Chloe, a fairy whose good-natured clumsiness is legendary among her fairy friends, dreams of Lily, a lonely girl across town, she sets off on an adventure to help. Lily has just moved to a new school where she struggles without any friends and with the added difficulty of dealing with Nick, the class bully, who ... read more

Dead Deal

W.J. Evans

W.J. Evans takes readers on a journey filled with greed and retribution as FBI Agent Julia Harrow works to discover the connection between the three cases. But when “the coldest, most attractive woman to ever work for the Bureau” starts to suspect real estate developer Frank McCormick, things become infinitely more complex. Will he help her solve the case or end up killing her? As they work th... read more

W.J. Evans takes readers on a journey filled with greed and retribution as FBI Agent Julia Harrow works to discover the connection between the three cases. But when “the coldest, most attractive woman to ever work for the Bureau” starts to suspect real estate developer Frank McCormick, things become infinitely more complex. Will he help her solve the case or end up killing her? As they work th... read more

Diamonds from the Dugout: 115 Baseball Legends Remember Their Greatest Hits

Mark Newman

What hit meant the most to you and why? It was a simple question of nine words, a magical number in baseball, and it led award-winning sportswriter Mark Newman on an eight-year journey that would bring about surprising stories and empowering life lessons from the minds of the most fabled Major League hitters in our time. Charming tales of heroic moments are delivered in a very different and ca... read more

What hit meant the most to you and why? It was a simple question of nine words, a magical number in baseball, and it led award-winning sportswriter Mark Newman on an eight-year journey that would bring about surprising stories and empowering life lessons from the minds of the most fabled Major League hitters in our time. Charming tales of heroic moments are delivered in a very different and ca... read more

Route 66: The Mother Road 75th Anniversary Edition

Michael Wallis

America's Main Street is celebration, Michael Wallis hit the road again, revisiting people and places that made the Mother Road on American icon, and uncovering new treasures. A love letter and a tribute, Route 66: The Mother Road takes us on an unforgettable journey through the secret corners and hidden towns of America's most famous and beloved highway.

America's Main Street is celebration, Michael Wallis hit the road again, revisiting people and places that made the Mother Road on American icon, and uncovering new treasures. A love letter and a tribute, Route 66: The Mother Road takes us on an unforgettable journey through the secret corners and hidden towns of America's most famous and beloved highway.

Blue Water Women

DeVere, Gina

Personal Tru$t

Hunt, William Reston

Glen has 13 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Lenore Mitchell
The collaboration began in a very friendly manner, however the initial cover design submitted to me was very disappointing, but I tried to express that 'softly'. I then sent him half a dozen potential images, and he selected one to use, although the design was initially hampered by 'black dots' - a kind of 'smudge' which obscured the image. I may not have been clear enough in requesting these s...
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Lenore Mitchell, February 2023

Glen Edelstein
Lenore, I am sorry your experience with me was not as expected. It was a difficult for the both of us. I wish you much success and I am happy to include your book on my website. I think it looks p...
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Roger Bain
Glen knows book design but he also knows much about the publishing industry. He's easy to work with and I predict you will be delighted.

Roger Bain, February 2023

Glen Edelstein
Roger was truly a pleasure to work with. Thank you, and I look forward to book 2...

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Diane Redleaf
Glen was a pleasure to work with. He was timely and clear and very competent at the work which I had had difficulty finding anyone to do (creating ereader formating for a poetry book). Indeed, I had been led down the primrose path by a major company that didn't know how to do poetry book layouts but claimed to be able to do the job, taking my money for it and then coming back to me with an a...
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Diane Redleaf, August 2022

Glen Edelstein
Diane, thank you, and you were equally a pleasure to work with. I hope we can work together again.

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David Ader
Glen is both an insightful professional and a delight to work with. He provided me with very good advice when he saw me veering, shall we say, in the wrong direction and was extremely patient with various revisions to my now published work. I will most certainly work with him again on my next book. He is perhaps not the least costly of the folks out there, but great "value" and worth any percei...
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David Ader, July 2022


Bradley Lilly
Glen Eddy is a GODSEND! Hire him immediately. As a debut author who had no idea what he was doing, I was spinning my wheels trying to understand the publishing industry. Glen is a salty dog graphic designer with DECADES of experience bringing thousands of titles to life. He took me by the hand and led me to the promised land of publishing. Check out my book The Bravest - A Fireman's Tale and se...
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Bradley Lilly, June 2022

Glen Edelstein
Brad, you were truly a pleasure to work with and I hope in the future we can work together again. Thank you for the wonderful review, and please stay in touch.

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