New Street Communications, LLC
With my son Bill, who runs the New Street subsidiary Dark Hall Press. Photo from Providence Business News. Used by permission.
With my wife Christa at New Harbor, Block Island, 2012. Photo taken by a beautiful young French girl off one of the other boats. Thus my especially strenuous smile.
America's Cup Trials, Newport, 2012.
I'm the founder and Managing Director of New Street Communications, LLC, a publishing firm focused on digital, POD and audio editions. We have two subsidiary imprints: New Street Nautical Audio and Dark Hall Press.
This is the 35th year of my career in publishing, including seven years as Director of Computer Publishing Programs for MBCI/Macmillan Publishing (later called Newbridge Communications, and now a part of the Bookspan/Book of the Month Club group of companies).
Subsequently, as an independent, I developed information products (mostly computer-related,but also in the realm of history and biography) for Springer-Verlag, Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, Random House, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, and many other imprints. I've written 20 or so books (in other words, far too many) published under my own name. I've also ghost-written and/or packaged a large number of titles, lectured at NYU's Stern School of Business and other colleges and universities, and done extensive consulting for a variety of publishing concerns.
I've been active in the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater (former member of the board), the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other orgs. I am a founding member of the Long Now Foundation. I've likewise done some non-profit boards (mostly related to environmental matters) in my adopted home state of Rhode Island.
Like two million other Americans, I suffer from bipolar disorder (aka, manic depression). Click here for a brief essay I've written on the subject.
Nut for sailing, especially classic wooden boats.
Terrain: I and my wife live in southern coastal Rhode Island, near Newport, where we've been since mid-1994 and where we raised our kids. Before that we were in the New York City metro area. I received my secondary education at the State University of New York, New Paltz, in the northern Hudson Valley, where I lived for quite a while (Woodstock area) and still have a great many friends.
Right now, my personal focus is on the launch and development of New Street and its subsidaries. These are exciting, revolutionary times in publishing and bookselling. The book is dead; long live the book.
One of several appearances on C-SPAN's BookTV.
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