Shaun Stacy

Shaun Stacy - Editor

Charleston, SC, USA

I've spent over 15 years in the publishing industry at Arcadia Publishing & The History Press helping authors succeed.

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Overview

I'm a publishing industry veteran with over 15 years of sales, marketing, and editing experience. I specialize in making history books not boring, and also enjoy visually-appealing cookbooks, outside of the box graphic novels, and inventive YA books.
Languages
English (AUS)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

  • SEO and Google Analytics certified

Work experience

Author Services Manager

Bublish
October, 2019 – Present (about 3 years)

• Monitoring and facilitating all publishing activities for authors and editors.
• Managing direct sales through wholesale program.
• Maintaining constant and effective communication with authors, editors and reviewers.
• Assessing project details and drafting customized proposals for appropriate author services.
• Acquisition of editors (proposing an editorship collaboration, or contacting researchers who would like the opportunity to work with Bublish).
• Establish and help manage author and editor acquisition.

Book Publishing Manager

Evening Post Books
October, 2018 – October, 2019 (about 1 year)

* Coordinate production process from manuscript to bound book including editing, proofing, layout and overall design of all printings.
* Source B2B sales leads and schedule field sales appointments with national retailers, wholesale outlets, and local stores to discuss carrying EPB titles. Increased 2018-2019 YTD gross sales by 30% through targeted marketing efforts and new account acquisitions.
* Responsible for all social media accounts, including but not limited to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
*Source and contract at least four new book projects per fiscal year.
*Invoice all sales accounts and prepare sales reports.

Contributing Writer and Editor

Culturess.com
August, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

*Conducting research on a variety of pop culture topics.
*Drafting and editing original digital content.
*Using keyword placement and other SEO best practices.
*Formatting various articles for online publishing.
*Collating image portfolios to feature in articles.
*Regularly utilizing social media platforms for marketing and research purposes.

Contributing Writer and Editor

ComicBookResources.com
August, 2017 – August, 2019 (about 2 years)

*Conducting research on a variety of superhero/comic book genre topics.
*Drafting and editing original digital content.
*Using keyword placement and other SEO best practices.
*Formatting list articles for online publication.
*Collating image portfolios to feature in articles.
*Regularly utilizing social media platforms for marketing and research purposes.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Final Bell: Legends of the mat remembered

Mike Mooneyham

Mike Mooneyham began covering pro wrestling in the mid-1960s for a number of national wrestling publications. He was a writer, editor and columnist with the Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., for nearly 40 years, retiring in 2016 but continuing to write his popular Sunday wrestling column, which he started in 1989, making it the longest-running pro wrestling column in the country. In 2002, ... read more

Mike Mooneyham began covering pro wrestling in the mid-1960s for a number of national wrestling publications. He was a writer, editor and columnist with the Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., for nearly 40 years, retiring in 2016 but continuing to write his popular Sunday wrestling column, which he started in 1989, making it the longest-running pro wrestling column in the country. In 2002, ... read more

Turning the Tide: A Memoir

Sally R Murphy

Turning the Tide chronicles the creation of South Carolina's sea turtle program, the evolution of the International Sea Turtle Society and the ACE Basin, and documents the decades-long battle for use of turtle excluder devices (TEDs) to protect sea turtles. Filled with stories, both funny and sad, Turning the Tide describes one woman's personal and professional triumphs against tough odds.

Turning the Tide chronicles the creation of South Carolina's sea turtle program, the evolution of the International Sea Turtle Society and the ACE Basin, and documents the decades-long battle for use of turtle excluder devices (TEDs) to protect sea turtles. Filled with stories, both funny and sad, Turning the Tide describes one woman's personal and professional triumphs against tough odds.

The Home Guard: A Novel of the Civil War

John Warley

In 1861, a boy and his grandmother flee their elegant home along the Beaufort River to shelter in the wilderness of Cane Island, South Carolina. They struggle to survive as the Civil War lays waste to the existence they've known and loved, a way of life doomed by history and events. In time, the boy, Carter Barnwell is thrust into early manhood as he faces the challenges of living off the land... read more

In 1861, a boy and his grandmother flee their elegant home along the Beaufort River to shelter in the wilderness of Cane Island, South Carolina. They struggle to survive as the Civil War lays waste to the existence they've known and loved, a way of life doomed by history and events. In time, the boy, Carter Barnwell is thrust into early manhood as he faces the challenges of living off the land... read more

A Wholly Admirable Thing: Defending Nature and Community on the South Carolina Coast

Virginia Beach, Dana Beach

Virginia and Dana Beach chronicle ten stories that showcase the rise of the Coastal Conservation League to one of the country's most tenacious and innovative conservation groups. The book highlights transformational initiatives undertaken by the Conservation League over three decades in partnership with community activists up and down the South Carolina coast.

Virginia and Dana Beach chronicle ten stories that showcase the rise of the Coastal Conservation League to one of the country's most tenacious and innovative conservation groups. The book highlights transformational initiatives undertaken by the Conservation League over three decades in partnership with community activists up and down the South Carolina coast.

In Darkest South Carolina (J. Waties Waring and the Secret Plan That Sparked a Civil Rights Movement)

Brian Hicks

In a thriller that is a cross between To Kill a Mockingbird and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Brian Hicks takes us into the insular world of mid-20th century Charleston society, where one of the most unlikely civil rights heroes of all time has hatched a secret plan to change America...if someone doesn't kill him first.

In a thriller that is a cross between To Kill a Mockingbird and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Brian Hicks takes us into the insular world of mid-20th century Charleston society, where one of the most unlikely civil rights heroes of all time has hatched a secret plan to change America...if someone doesn't kill him first.

Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook: Portland Edition, Volume One (American Palate Book 1)

Tiffany Harelik

Portland's celebrated food cart chefs create artisan meals by combining world influences and the finest local ingredients. Tiffany Harelik brings her Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook series to Oregon to capture the histories and recipes of these creative and passionate entrepreneurs. Meet the local chefs, explore the food cart scene and sample from a savory array of gourmet dishes. From Alligator... read more

Portland's celebrated food cart chefs create artisan meals by combining world influences and the finest local ingredients. Tiffany Harelik brings her Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook series to Oregon to capture the histories and recipes of these creative and passionate entrepreneurs. Meet the local chefs, explore the food cart scene and sample from a savory array of gourmet dishes. From Alligator... read more

Midwest Sweet Baking History: Delectable Classics Around Lake Michigan

Jenny Lewis, Jenny Lewis Cce Che

Discover how the Midwest refined the nation's sweet tooth through a delicious mix of immigrant traditions and American ingenuity. Chef Jenny Lewis dips a spoon into generations of homemade desserts and examines the cogs and wheels of some of the biggest brands of the baking industry. Pull your chair up to a history in which Midwest beet sugar, vanilla cream and evaporated milk are mixed into a... read more

Discover how the Midwest refined the nation's sweet tooth through a delicious mix of immigrant traditions and American ingenuity. Chef Jenny Lewis dips a spoon into generations of homemade desserts and examines the cogs and wheels of some of the biggest brands of the baking industry. Pull your chair up to a history in which Midwest beet sugar, vanilla cream and evaporated milk are mixed into a... read more

Seattle's Music Venues (Images of America)

Jolie Dawn Bergman

The varieties of music venues in Seattle have been as vital and vibrant for the people of the Emerald City as the genres that have graced these famous halls. These houses of music have nurtured the entertainment legacy of this region. Each holds a beautiful, haunting, and unique history that has helped shape the Pacific Northwest�s musical culture, which, in turn, has helped shape our communit... read more

The varieties of music venues in Seattle have been as vital and vibrant for the people of the Emerald City as the genres that have graced these famous halls. These houses of music have nurtured the entertainment legacy of this region. Each holds a beautiful, haunting, and unique history that has helped shape the Pacific Northwest�s musical culture, which, in turn, has helped shape our communit... read more

Hidden History of Old Charleston

Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman

From the Lowcountry's first recorded duel to old-fashioned summers at the "hottest spot in town", these pages will captivate you with stories of people, events and places that have all but vanished from memory. Find out the real history behind some of Charleston's beloved mansions and learn about the early plantations and their owners. Join the authors as they relate the riots and romance, the... read more

From the Lowcountry's first recorded duel to old-fashioned summers at the "hottest spot in town", these pages will captivate you with stories of people, events and places that have all but vanished from memory. Find out the real history behind some of Charleston's beloved mansions and learn about the early plantations and their owners. Join the authors as they relate the riots and romance, the... read more

Charleston Beer: A High-Gravity History of Lowcountry Brewing (American Palate)

Timmons Pettigrew

In a town that prides itself on buying local and all things Lowcountry, it’s no surprise that artisanal “craft” beer has taken the Holy City by storm. With four established breweries, dedicated retail stores and bars, a home brewing club and the annual Brewvival festival, craft beer culture is booming. But behind the modern ales, lagers and stouts that connoisseurs know and love is a barrelful... read more

In a town that prides itself on buying local and all things Lowcountry, it’s no surprise that artisanal “craft” beer has taken the Holy City by storm. With four established breweries, dedicated retail stores and bars, a home brewing club and the annual Brewvival festival, craft beer culture is booming. But behind the modern ales, lagers and stouts that connoisseurs know and love is a barrelful... read more

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