About Us

A non-traditional approach to the oldest story in the book.

RosettaBooks is a leading independent publisher headquartered in New York City. Launched in 2001, it pioneered by building an 800-eBook catalog of iconic titles. For the past five years, RosettaBooks’ trade program has focused on high profile thought leadership titles.

RosettaBooks distributes its print titles through Simon & Schuster and publishes its own eBook editions on all platforms worldwide. Most of its titles are licensed to leading independent audiobook publishers for simultaneous release with the hardcover and eBook editions.

RosettaBooks prides itself as a pro-author publisher. It has long paid the highest standard industry eBook royalties. Its joint venture print model attracts authors who could publish anywhere.

RosettaBooks was the only publisher named an Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held company in 2015.

For more information, please visit RosettaBooks.com and follow the publisher on Facebook and Twitter.


Arthur KlebanoffCEO

Arthur Klebanoff co-founded RosettaBooks and has been its CEO since 2001. He also owns the Scott Meredith Literary Agency. As a literary agent, he has handled books with over $1 billion in retail sales. Klebanoff has a BA from Yale University and an LLB from Harvard Law School. When Arthur is not working, he enjoys the cultural opportunities of New York City and traveling.


Michelle WeyenbergDirector of Marketing

Michelle Weyenberg is the Director of Marketing at RosettaBooks. An award-winning reporter/writer with ten years of experience in radio, magazine, and book publishing, Michelle holds a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay and a Masters in Publishing from Pace University. In her prior role with Cypress Magazines, she successfully managed the content and art direction for three publications (preLaw, The National Jurist, Golf Inc.) and the launch of OurCity San Diego. At RosettaBooks, Michelle is delighted to share her creative direction with agents and authors to maximize the discoverability and interest in their backlist and frontlist titles to readers through engaging marketing content and site merchandising.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys consulting for nonprofits, such as Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, and freelance reporting/writing. When she's not "working" she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and walking her pup Cody.


Brian SkulnikEditorial, Design, and Production Associate

Brian Skulnik is the Editorial, Design, and Production Associate at RosettaBooks. He earned his B.A. in creative writing and philosophy from SUNY New Paltz in 2011, and his M.A. in English Literature from Long Island University in 2016. Brian began his career in publishing as an editorial intern at Marvel Comics in 2008. After college, he spent four years as the managing editor for The Permanent Press in Sag Harbor, NY.


Emily ProanoSales, Distribution, and Operations Associate

Emily Proano is the Sales, Distribution and Operations Associate at RosettaBooks. She took an unconventional path to publishing. Before studying editing at University of California, Berkeley and interning at Counterpoint Press in 2016, she earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder in 2014. She spends her downtime exploring the city and trying to learn to cook.


David WilkDirector of Sales and Business Development

David Wilk is a publishing industry veteran who has worked in almost every aspect of publishing and book distribution, in print and digital, from literary books to best-selling nonfiction, with extensive experience in book marketing.

He has a BA from Yale University and was Literature Program Director at the National Endowment for the Arts.


Marshall SonenshineDIRECTOR

Marshall Sonenshine is Chairman of the Board of RosettaBooks. He is Chairman and Managing Partner of Sonenshine Partners a New York-based investment bank that provides integrated strategic and financial advisory services. He is also a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the International Center of Photography, and a past member of the Executive Committee of the Brown Annual Fund. He is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School and a frequent speaker and expert on financial markets and corporate transactions. Sonenshine received a BA from Brown University and a JD from Harvard University, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Sonenshine continues to serve as an advisor on leading merger and acquisitions transactions within the financial industry.


Rafael PastorDIRECTOR

Rafael Pastor is CEO of Vistage International, the world's largest for-profit CEO peer-advisory membership organization. Vistage helps more than 16,000 senior executives in 15 countries to become better leaders, making better decisions and achieving better results. Pastor has an extensive background in both leading and advising business enterprises. He held senior executive positions at global media companies as CEO of Hoyts Cinemas Corporation; President of USA Networks International; Executive Vice President, International, of News Corporation and Fox Television; and President of CBS/Fox Video International. In these positions, he dealt with all aspects of the film, television and publishing businesses in the United States and throughout the world. Subsequently, he co-founded the Sonenshine Pastor investment banking firm, now Sonenshine Partners. He started his career as an attorney, first at the Wall Street law firm of Hawkins, Delafield and Wood and then as Associate General Counsel at CBS Inc. He earned a BA from Columbia University and a JD from NYU School of Law, serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, and speaks several languages.



Phil Kwun is a Managing Director and founding member of Sonenshine Partners and the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Sonenshine Partners, Kwun was an investment banking professional in the global media and telecommunications group of BT Alex. Kwun has also worked with a range of software and services leaders in the enterprise software, benefits administration, Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Product Life Management (PLM) sectors. Kwun holds a BA with distinction from Yale College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to the Director's List. Kwun is a native of Los Angeles and has been involved with alumni fundraising efforts for the Harvard-Westlake School.


Arthur KlebanoffDIRECTOR

Arthur Klebanoff, the CEO of RosettaBooks, is also the owner and president of the Scott Meredith Literary Agency and has been a leading literary agent and influential presence in the publishing industry for over 35 years. He has represented a broad range of authors and publishing programs, including Michael Bloomberg, Sidney Sheldon, Bill Bradley, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Judith Krantz, Richard Nixon, Civil War artist Mort Kunstler, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (for whom he worked in the White House between college and law school), and the Mayo Clinic. Klebanoff is a graduate of Harvard Law School (Law Review, 1972) and Yale University (where he won the Alpheus Henry Snow Prize for "inspiring in his classmates an admiration and love for the best traditions of high scholarship"). He is an advisor to the award-winning, not-for-profit Youth Communication, which creates short, nonfiction stories that appeal to hard-to-reach teens. Klebanoff is also the author of the book The Agent: Personalities, Politics and Publishing (2002).