Managing Director, New Street Communications, LLC
I and my son Bill, who works with me as the Editorial Director for the New Street subsidiary imprint Dark Hall Press. Photo by Michael Persson for Providence Business News. Used by permission.
With my wife Christa. Photo by a beautiful young French girl from one of the other yachts. That's why I'm smiling and Christa isn't. This is New Harbor, Block Island.
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 34th year of my career in publishing, including seven years as Director of Computer Publishing Programs for MBCI/Macmillan (later Newbridge, a division of K-III, now called PriMedia).
Additionally, I've developed content products (mostly computer-related) for Springer-Verlag, Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, Random House, Oxford University Press, and many other imprints. I've written more than 20 books (in other words, far too many) that have been published under my own name. I've also ghost-written a large number of titles and have had an extensive career as a publishing consultant.
I've been active in the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater (former member of the board), the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other orgs. I've also done some non-profit boards (mostly related to environmental matters) in my adopted home state of Rhode Island.
I used to play some music, but don't much anymore.
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 family live in southern coastal Rhode Island, near Newport, where we've been since mid-1994. 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 entirely on the launch and development of New Street. These are exciting, revolutionary times in publishing and bookselling. The book is dead; long live the book.
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