Managing Director, New Street Communications, LLC
Executive Suite, World Headquarters, New Street Communications, Wickford, Rhode Island - complete with tide clock.
I'm the founder and Managing Director of New Street Communications, LLC, a publishing firm focused on digital and POD editions.
This is the 33rd 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 18 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. Right now I'm very deep into e-publishing technologies.
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 make mucho music. I've recorded with Pete Seeger and some other cool people.
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.
I am a Roman Catholic - one urgently seeking reform and liberalization in many aspects of the Church.
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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