Leveraging business acumen, writing/editing talents, and leadership skills, I built a publishing subsidiary under industry leader, Ingram Content Group. As publisher, I oversaw the entire publishing process and production of Children’s Books, Self-Help, and Picture Book genres. While the industry and book market was shrinking, I was able to not only sustain industry relationships and grow a successful publishing business. During this process, I was in charge of reviewing manuscripts, overseeing copy edits, and building relationships with authors. As Head of Physical Production, I was in charge of negotiating printing deals with American printers and handling distribution logistics to our warehouse in Jackson, Tennessee.
As publisher, we won two Gold Medals for children’s books and two Silver Medals for publishing operations. I oversaw the branding and marketing titles to successfully penetrate an over-crowded, highly competitive marketplace. As Head of Production, I oversaw worldwide distribution while continually improving internal production and overall company efficiency.