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

RosettaBooks is a leading independent trade publisher headquartered in New York City. The company launched in 2001 with a list of 100 preeminent digital backlist titles. Today the company’s 800-plus title list includes classic eBooks of every category, as well as an original line of frontlist nonfiction books.

RosettaBooks’ prominent author collections include 100 works by M.C. Beaton, 52 works by Winston Churchill, 35 works by Arthur C. Clarke, 20 works by Kurt Vonnegut, 12 works by Stephen R. Covey, and 18 works by Robert Graves. In addition, RosettaBooks publishes eBook lines in collaboration with AARP, Harvard Health Publications, Mayo Clinic, and the Associated Press.

Through a partnership with Ingram Publisher Services, RosettaBooks offers full nationwide print distribution. RosettaBooks’ trade program publishes high-profile thought leaders such as Alan Dershowitz, Jamie Merisotis, and William D. Eggers, as well as personal memoir, humor, and business titles.

RosettaBooks was named an Inc. 500 company in 2015, on the exclusive list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. 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.

 

Roger CooperAssociate Publisher at Large

Roger Cooper has spent forty-six years in book publishing, and his roles have included Executive Editor at Bantam Books, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher at Berkley Books, Publisher of the Mass Market program at St. Martin's Press, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of twelve Bertelsmann Book Clubs, and Vice-President and Publisher of Vanguard Press / The Perseus Books Group.

 

Judy GitensteinAssociate Publisher-at-Large, Children's Books

Judy Gitenstein has been a children's book editor for forty-three years, having worked at Dell Yearling/Delacorte Press; the Random House Student Book Clubs; and at Avon Books and Bantam Books, where she was at both places Editorial Director, Books for Young Readers. She holds a BFA in film and television from NYU. She enjoys doing her work in exotic locations (with Wi-Fi) around the world.

 

Jonathan WardHead, UK Office

Jonathan Ward studied philosophy, Russian, and Chinese at Columbia University and spent five years in Russia, China, Latin America and the Middle East, before beginning graduate studies at the University of Oxford in 2011. He speaks Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic, among other languages. He has worked in international business strategy for Early Advantage, the publishers of 'Muzzy', the BBC's language course for children, and as a teacher of writing and literature at the Great Books Summer Reading Program at Stanford University and Amherst College. He has recently completed an M.St. in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford, and is currently reading for a D.Phil. at Oxford, in Indian-Chinese modern history and relations.

Hobbies include travel, languages, writing and reading.

 

Navjot KhalsaDirector, Marketing

Navjot Khalsa is RosettaBooks' Marketing Director, with expertise in customer lifecycle marketing (new customer, loyalty and retention strategies), customer experience innovation, brand development and strategy. Khalsa is originally from India. In her prior role with Gruner+Jahr(Bertelsmann),India she has not only excelled in a fast-paced, highly challenging business environment but also leveraged traditional and digital media channels to drive prospect awareness, conversion and engagement.

Navjot has a Certificate in Digital Media Marketing from New York University, with a Masters in Business Management from XIMB, India. She is also a member of The Association of American Publishers. In her spare time, Khalsa enjoys hosting dinners with friends, shopping and cooking.

 

Kirsten SandbergDirector, Branded Content

Kirsten D. Sandberg works with individuals and organizations to launch publishing programs that support their brands worldwide. In this advisory role, she applies the publishing process in three ways: (1) to capture institutional knowledge for training and talent development, (2) to identify executive thought leadership for marketing and corporate communications, and (3) to create educational materials for consumers and investors.

For 20 years, she's worked with global thought leaders to implement the content strategies that best capture and communicate what they know. Kirsten has created and edited content in short- and long-form for print, digital, spoken word, and online education; and she has coached authors through the content development process. It's all about amplifying what's distinctive about the brand, that's meaningful, relevant, and practical to the target audience.

Kirsten began her career at HarperCollins Publishers and served as executive editor at Harvard Business School Publishing for over a decade. Since 2007, she has focused on emerging markets, contributing to the opening of HBSP India, the expansion of the China Europe International Business School Press, and the professional development of Chinese publishing executives.

 

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.

 

Hannah BennettAssociate Publisher

Hannah Bennett is the Associate Publisher at RosettaBooks. Thanks to Rosetta’s small-company ethos, Hannah gets to work on a wide variety of projects—everything from acquiring and editing manuscripts to speaking at sales conferences and coding ebooks. She has managed the books of several high-profile experts, including William Eggers, John Sculley, and Jamie Merisotis, and is always looking for new nonfiction submissions.

Hannah is the President of the New York City chapter of the Women’s National Book Association (http://wnba-nyc.org/), a nonprofit literary organization founded in 1917. She is also a member of the Pace University M.S. in Publishing program advisory board, and was a speaker at Pace’s 4th Annual International Conference on the Publishing Industry in Wuhan, China in 2014.

Hannah holds a B.A. in Communications and Dramatic Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University in New York City.

In her spare time, Hannah is a writer and musician, and can occasionally be seen reading or performing in venues around New York City. She lives in Brooklyn.

 

Peter ClarkSales Director and Developmental Editor

Peter Clark is RosettaBooks' Distribution Manager. A former musician, humanitarian-aid worker, and teacher, he has stepped his way up the ladder in all forms of digital production and distribution. His expertise includes database management, server management, front-end development, and EPUB, which for RosettaBooks has meant the creation of a smooth and efficient production and distribution system.

In his spare time, Peter builds websites, writes fiction, and performs his original music around New York City. He is a member of the AAP, BISG, and the EPUB working group. Originally from Arizona, his heart lives in Kyrgyzstan while his head resides in the Big Apple.

 

Kevin CieslickiChief Financial Officer

Kevin Cieslicki is a financial executive with over 17 years in the publishing industry. Before joining RosettaBooks, Cieslicki was the Director of Financial Planning for Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc. where he led the US Group divisions. Cieslicki earned his BA from Baruch College and began his career at Simon and Schuster.

 

Jay McNairEditor

Jay McNair is an editor at RosettaBooks. He's brought news-driven books to market on tight timelines, coded text message simulators for experimental fiction, and given works of scholarship the strong covers and useful hyperlinking they deserve. He's pretty passionate about thoughtful graphic design, information architecture, accessibility, following best practices, EPUB3, testing and implementing new things, and the Chicago Manual of Style. Jay's happiest when he can get off the computer and spread proofs and image galleries all over the conference room table.

When he's not serving Rosetta's authors, Jay likes to spend as much time as he can outside, and when he's inside likes to practice cooking, meditating, coding, writing, and learning how to make and fix things.

 

Corina LuppAssociate Designer

Corina Lupp is an Associate Designer at RosettaBooks. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC, and has freelanced for NYU Langone Medical Center before working at Rosetta. She is passionate about quality publishing and print design.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Philip KwunDIRECTOR

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).