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I started with Griffin Printing, Sacramento/Burbank, CA  in 1989 where I helped customers with their book printing needs for 9 years. I was the Director of Business Development for Bertelsmann Services, Valencia, CA for 6 years and I was under a consulting contract with Media Lithographics,  City of Commerce, CA  for 1 year. Currently, I work as an independent contractor (NOT A BROKER) with 3 U.S. book printers and 1 Offshore printer helping publishers print books in both short-run and long run, via digital or traditional offset printing. With more than 27 years in the business, and considered a technical book manufacturing expert, I use my expertise to help clients make savvy print-buying decisions and I’m also a publishing Consultant (Book Shepherd).

I hit the road in 1991 for my first Publishing Conference as an exhibitor, at the time representing Griffin Printing.  Over the next 15+ years I would find myself exhibiting at 15-18 conferences/year representing various printers and speaking on panels.  I have been a Keynote Speaker as well as a Voice of Experience.  In those wonderful 15+ years, I became very well acquainted with all of the Book Manufacturers across the country and overseas.  In turn, this expanded my knowledge of the various types of printing /equipment available.  When I chose to leave the Corporate world and go out on my own in 2003, I aligned myself with the Book Printers that I felt could provide me with the best products at the best price as well as provide the high level of customer service that I require for my clients.  Since the printers have a variety of presses, binderies and capabilities, I have the ability to place jobs at the right plant, whether you have a book, manual, catalog, directory or coffee table book.

 

 

I served four years as the Vice President of the Arizona Book Publishers Association, 2008-2011.

I was the Vice President of the Northern California Publishers & Authors Association, 2013

Prior to my career in book manufacturing, I worked in radio and print advertising.  Both gave me the opportunity to organize promotional events and exhibits.  I was occasionally required to write/produce radio commercials and print ads for my customers.

 

Congratulations to the 2011 Glyph Award Winners!
http://azbookpub.com/onews/2011-aba-winners/

On Saturday, May 7th, 2011 the Arizona Book Publishers Association had their annual gala event at the Phoenix Country Club to present the 2011 Glyph Awards.  I was very honored to receive the Most Valuable Person Award! For a complete list of winners follow the link above.  Congrats to everyone, including the committee and volunteers that helped make this a smashing event!

Member:  Independent Book Publishers Association – Member: Northern California Publishers and Authors Association.

 

3 responses

11 01 2014
ghostbusterbev

Congratulations on your award!

11 01 2014
thebookexpert/Tiger Lilly Enterprises

Thanks Bev, I briefly looked at your web sites and blog, will look further over the weekend. You should contact Michael, I think you’d have a lot to talk about!
Blessings ~ Penny

11 01 2014
ghostbusterbev

Good suggestion…we would indeed have much to share.

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