New to the Los Angeles publishing scene, Brown Paper Press is driven by a mission to engage readers on topics of contemporary culture through quality writing and thoughtful design. Focused on nonfiction and memoir, but open to other genres, the press strives to deliver socially relevant works that advise, guide, inspire and amuse. They champion authors with new perspectives, strong voices and original ideas that just might change the world. Their award-winning books include I’m Dyin’ Here: A Life in the Paper by Tim Grobaty and Relax, It’s Just God by Wendy Thomas Russell.
Welcome new Publisher Member: Bitingduck Press. Located in Altadena, California, Bitingduck Press specializes in books by, for, and about science and scientists. From middle grade to young adult to college level and adult, if it has a science theme that appeals to us, they’re interested.
Thomson-Shore has been a big supporter of PubWest and its mission of Helping Publishers Succeed. PubWest has made its members smarter, made them wiser, and made them more fun to work with. When the Jack W. Swanson Scholarship was created, we immediately saw how it would bring in new talent to the PubWest community. Thomson-Shore fully supports the scholarship and wants to help make sure it exists for future publishers.
To this end…
Thomson-Shore wants to offer three ways for PubWest members to earn money for the Jack W. Swanson Scholarship Fund.
1) We will make a $100 contribution to PubWest for each new offset title a PubWest publisher sends to Thomson-Shore for printing.
2) For any new digital title printed by Thomson-Shore we will donate $50 to the Scholarship Fund.
3) Additionally, we extend these offers to any designer who recommends a non-PubWest publisher to print with Thomson-Shore.
When you send a print project to us, make sure we know you are a PubWest member and we’ll take care of the rest. It is our pleasure to be able to participate in helping to fund the Jack W. Swanson Scholarship.
For more information on how to donate directly to the Next Generation Campaign, click here.
The PubWest Board of Directors held a vote last week to add Rosalee White as a new Publisher Member. Ms. White is the Director of Operations and Finance at Berrett-Koehler Publishers and she has vast business experience and is dedicated to helping others.
Rosalee White is a Bay Area native who infuses a dynamic history of progressive professional growth and highly effective executive leadership into her role as Berrett-Koehler’s Director of Operations and Finance. She received her B.S in Business Administration from Morris Brown College and her M.B.A. in Leadership and Finance from Holy Names University. After a debut at Washington Mutual Bank as an Affordable Lending Manager, Rosalee transitioned to AT&T Incorporated where she advanced quickly from Center Sales Manager to Business Operations Manager (overseeing 100+ employees) in 8 years. During her time at AT&T, Rosalee joined the Strategic Initiatives group as a Project Manager where she received a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. Prior to Berrett-Koehler, Rosalee worked as the Director of Customer Optimization at Give Something Back Office Supplies where she led a competitive sales force while promoting customer retention and growth throughout the organization. Rosalee has a certificate in Growth Strategies from the Mills Graduate School of Business and brings over a decade of robust leadership, operations and strategic management to Berrett-Koehler Publishers. As an incoming Board Member of the Youth Employment Partnership, which is an organization dedicated to enhancing the employment and educational opportunities of disadvantaged youth in Oakland, Rosalee is committed to bridging the gap between community organizations and corporate interests. Rosalee believes that an effective leader understands how to inspire others to achieve greatness while simultaneously placing organizational objectives at the forefront of decision-making. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and traveling in the states and abroad, most recently to Paris, France and Barcelona, Spain.