Diana Ventimiglia

Diana Ventimiglia – Editor

New York Times bestselling editor with 18 years of experience specializing in self-help, narrative nonfiction, wellness, and spirituality

Overview

I've been editing, developing, and acquiring books for the last 18 years from smaller presses to Big 5 Publishers. I've been lucky enough to partner with truly incredible authors.


My passion is working with authors that speak to the diversity of our lived experiences, start the bigger conversations and ignite change. I’m naturally drawn to strong voices in female empowerment/feminism, identity & sexuality, relationships, LGBTQ+ rights, psychology, pop culture, and trauma & mental health.


I believe all of us have an important story to tell. And it's through those stories that we can ignite change within ourselves and the world. Writing a book is one of the most rewarding experiences, and I want to help you navigate all of its terrain. Whether you have an idea and need help shaping its message, are working on a book proposal, or need editorial support for your manuscript, I'm here to help!


I’m excited about all things yoga, rock climbing and pizza. When I’m not editing, you’ll find me working through the 5 plus books on my nightstand and yelling at my cat, Phillip, to stop knocking things off the shelf. But he’s so cute!

Services
Non-Fiction
Health & Wellbeing Inspirational Parenting & Families Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Sounds True

Mar, 2018 — Present

● Responsible for the acquisition and editorial strategies, market positioning, and packaging for 12-15 new titles a year and various reprints.
● Project manage the production process for each book and ensure the successful and timely publication of all titles, and liaison with all departments including production, subrights, contracts, sales, marketing and publicity.
● Implement short and long-term development for all titles and authors, including marketing initiatives and potential brand partnerships, as well as brainstorming and executing various author events.
● Create well-developed book proposals, including coherent book concepts, analysis of competition and profitability projections by analyzing sales research and producing P&Ls.

Diana Ventimiglia

Jan, 2018 — Present

I've helped authors shape/edit their proposals and manuscripts, as well as walked authors through the book writing process as a coach helping them stay organized, brainstorm ideas, and get their books published.

Simon & Schuster

Apr, 2016 — Jan, 2018 (over 1 year)

● Responsible for the acquisition and editorial strategies of the North Star Way imprint including line editing, market positioning, packaging, and marketing campaigns for 20 new titles a year
● Acquired and edited New York Times bestselling authors, Gabrielle Bernstein, JJ Virgin, Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp, and Kyle Cease, as well as national bestselling authors, Jean Case, Chief Business Officer of Google’s [X] Mo Gawdat, Tiffany Pham, Robyn Openshaw and Keke Palmer

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