Mark Weinstein

Mark Weinstein – Editor

I'm an experienced (400+ books, many bestsellers) nonfiction editor with a real passion for sports, fitness, health, self-help, and memoir.

Overview

I'm a seasoned editorial professional with twenty years of experience acquiring and editing high-quality nonfiction books, both narrative and practical, in the areas of sports, fitness, health, self-help, history, memoir, diet, pop science, pop business, biography, reference, cooking, and children's.

Some recent successes include the New York Times bestsellers What Doesn't Kill Us by Scott Carney, Liferider
by Laird Hamilton, and Meb for Mortals and 26 Marathons by Meb Keflezighi in addition to Peak Performance
by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness, which received the 2018 Audie Award for best business/personal development audiobook of the year.

I am a sensitive reader and collaborative editor who believes strongly in the values of mutual trust and open communication as they relate to the author/editor relationship. I have also handled just about every editorial emergency imaginable over the course of my career, so I am not averse to rolling my sleeves up and tackling complicated or problematic projects.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sports & Outdoors
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Kevin Anderson & Associates

Jan, 2020 — Present

Diversion Books

Dec, 2018 — Dec, 2019 (about 1 year)

Rodale Books

Jan, 2012 — Jan, 2018 (about 6 years)

Sports Publishing

Jan, 2010 — Jan, 2012 (about 2 years)

Skyhorse Publishing

Sep, 2006 — Jan, 2012 (over 5 years)

McGraw-Hill Trade

Aug, 2002 — Aug, 2006 (about 4 years)

Lyons Press

Jan, 2000 — Jul, 2002 (over 2 years)

Portfolio

World-renowned WWE Hall of Famer turned fitness guru Diamond Dallas Page wants to transform your life. After decades of helping others make radical transformations in health and fitness, Diamond Dallas knows what is really holding you back from profound life c... read more
The Fantastic Body is the ultimate kids’ reference guide to the human body! Jam-packed with fun facts, cool diagrams, and gross stories, and written by a successful, practicing pediatrician, this go-to guide will captivate curious readers for hours on end. Kid... read more
In 5 years, Steve Kamb has transformed himself from wanna-be daydreamer into a real-life superhero and actually turned his life into a gigantic video game: flying stunt planes in New Zealand, gambling in a tuxedo at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, and even finding ... read more
Boxing's greatest trainer reveals all "The book is written in a highly conversational tone, and by the end the reader will know precisely what it is like to listen to the Bill Walsh of boxing hold court on the exotic art of the cornerman." --New York Times Boo... read more
In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate, second-hand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal r... read more
My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life is a revealing memoir by Frank Shorter, the father of American distance running. After winning the 1969 NCAA title in the 10,000 meters during his senior year at Yale, Shorter went on to win a staggering 24 nationa... read more
"Papa Bear is everything a sports book should be: Passionate, encyclopedic, utterly biased and filled with endearingly anachronistic phrases. . ." --New York Times Book Review Granted unprecedented access to George Halas’s former players, friends and associate... read more
NATIONAL BESTSELLER For John Wooden's millions of fans--a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life Sports Illustrated declared: "There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer m... read more
Earl "The Pearl" Monroe is a basketball legend whose impact on the game transcends statistics, a player known as much for his unorthodox, "playground" style of play as his championship pedigree. Observers said that watching him play was like listening to jazz,... read more
"A transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout" ― Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take "An essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves." ― Arianna... read more
Train like Olympic marathoner and 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb KeflezighiWith his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how some... read more
What Doesn't Kill Us, a New York Times bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us. Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what an... read more
An introduction to jiu-jitsu from one of its most dominant stars Thanks to the dominance of its practitioners at Ultimate Fighting Championships and other mixed martial arts tournaments, jiu-jitsu has become one of the most popular forms of martial arts in the... read more
Whoosh went the curtain. Hush went the crowd. The Duke Ellington orchestra takes the stage. As the band plays on and the crowd roars, you’ll find that onomatopoeic words are as fun on the tongue as they are on the ears! Have you ever heard the howl of the wind... read more
A new chapter book series teeming with monsters, the biomes they roam, and the hopeless scout troop out to save them.When a scout troop learns that their sleepaway camp is really a training ground for protecting the earth’s most endangered species—monsters—the... read more
Though he was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, home of fabled Augusta National and The Masters, as a child Tripp Bowden was too young and too removed from the game of golf to realize what Augusta National really was, what it meant to his town and the world... read more
Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists is a radical strength-based training program aimed at increasing cycling speed, athletic longevity, and overall health in half the training time. Rather than improving endurance by riding longer distances, you’ll learn h... read more
"Roger Kahn has spun everyday sports stories into gilded literature." --San Diego Union Tribune "Kahn’s fly-on-the-wall style brings to life players most of us knew only from their bubblegum cards." --Dallas Morning News From the greatest sportswriter of his g... read more
As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up. Runner's World The Runner's Brain shows you how to unlock and capture... read more
Runners need to eat well in order to perform, and what they eat can have a direct influence on how they run. The Runner's World Cookbook is the perfect combination of performance-boosting nutrients to maximize performance with easy, delicious, and quick recipe... read more
For more than 400 years, the secret of the golf swing has been one of the most fascinating and frustrating mysteries known to mankind. Despite remarkable advances in golf club technology, golf instruction, and golf course conditioning, the average golfer's han... read more
November Project: The Book is the story of how two irreverent, way-outside-the-box fitness fanatics are flipping the fitness industry on its head and literally making the world a better place, one city at a time. No facility. No machines. Just two dudes and a ... read more
The first definitive oral history of the ever popular L.A. Lakers The L.A. Lakers have long been one of the NBA's most exciting teams. In The Show, critically acclaimed sportswriter Roland Lazenby brings the story of this charismatic team to life in an unprece... read more
Award-winning coach and sports psychologist Jim Afremow has helped everyone from Olympians to professional athletes train their mind, body, and spirit. Now, in this new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion’s Mind, Dr. Afremow is helping stude... read more
Revised edition includes 100 new exercises! The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever written specifically for women, this book is a body-s... read more
Revised edition includes 100 new exercises!The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this book is a body-shaping power tool for both... read more
AN INTIMATE LOOK AT JACKIE ROBINSON'S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY, FROM FORMER TEAMMATE AND LONGTIME FRIEND CARL ERSKINE "Jackie needed to quell his anger the first couple of years, a task which only someone of this inner strength and vision could have coped with at th... read more
"Few authors write as passionately about the game of golf as Michael Konik. In Search of Burningbush communicates why the greatest sport in the world has touched so many lives so deeply, including mine." --Jack Nicklaus "Golf is a game of Spirit and spirits. T... read more
When Dave Fromm graduated from college with good grades and high LSAT scores, he planned to apply to law school. But he actually wasn’t that sure he wanted to go, at least not right away. A few years earlier, he’d been to Prague for a weekend, and played a gam... read more
A Nigerian native who emigrated to the United States at age 11, Alex Owumi's exploits on the basketball court led him to a successful career as a small college player. Undrafted by the NBA, Owumi pursued his pro basketball dream overseas, eventually signing wi... read more
Beloved German cyclist Jens Voigt isn’t a superstar in the traditional sense of the word. Although he won three stages of the Tour De France—and wore the yellow jersey twice—Voigt never claimed an overall victory. He became a star because he embodies qualities... read more
Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it’s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based n... read more
Step into my office if you want to run faster, stronger, and pain-free. Whether you're a new runner training for your first race or an experienced marathoner, this cutting-edge book will keep you on the road and running faster. With comprehensive, illustrated ... read more
“Outlandish, informative, and above all, funny.” —Sports Illustrated Now in paperback, Going Long brings the incredible story of the maverick American Football League to life through the words of the players, coaches, owners, and others who lived it. This stor... read more
Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry could not have had two more divergent personalities. Yet, while working for the New York Giants of the mid-to-late ’50s under head coach Jim Lee Howell, the pair formed what stands, to this day, as the greatest set of coordinators... read more
Not everyone can achieve a six-pack like a fitness magazine cover model, but anyone can achieve a four-pack. By adjusting your expectations to attainable and healthy goals, you can achieve long-term and lasting fitness. Written by famed MMA fighter Chael Sonne... read more
The Road to Sparta is the story of the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as told—and experienced—by ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes.In 490 BCE, Pheidippides ran for 36 hours s... read more
Legendary sportswriter Red Smith characterized Ben Hogan’s comeback from a near-fatal automobile crash in February 1949 as “the most remarkable feat in the history of sports.” Nearly sixty years later, that statement still rings true. The crowning moment of Ho... read more
"Jim Hardy is the most knowledgeable teacher in golf. This extraordinary book will be the most revolutionary instructional book since Ben Hogan's Five Lessons."--Peter Jacobsen, Seven-time PGA Tour event winner Voted one of "America's 50 Greatest Teachers" by ... read more
100 Simple Recipes. One Pan. Game On. Do you think that cooking is too hard or not worth the trouble? Do you see the supermarket as a place to pick up frozen meals instead of fresh, healthy ingredients? Have you given up control of your diet to whatever fast f... read more

Mark has 3 reviews

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Jose A.

Jose A.

Feb, 2019

Mark have made a high quality editing on my manuscript. All his inputs have been very valuable, and the quality of his worked is very recommendable.
Sonia H.

Sonia H.

Nov, 2018

Mark was direct and to the point on my manuscript's editorial assessment, and we did a follow-up call to discuss the feedback. He was on point with areas that I had questions on within my manuscript and offered up great advice on how I could make my story tighter, to the point, where someone could get the value they needed from it - which is my main goal. I'm grateful for the feedback.
David R.

David R.

Aug, 2018

Mark did an excellent job on my project...he went above and beyond. with in incredible insights. Also super quick ( which was a bonus).

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