Open Road Media: New Strategic Advisors

Open Road Media: New Strategic Advisors
February 6, 2012 Amanda Yee

Open Road Media Continues to Add Experienced and Highly Respected Publishing Executives With the Appointment of Nita Taublib, Strategic Advisor for Romance

Taublib Will Spearhead Acquisition and Publishing of Backlist Romance Titles and Joins A Growing Team Which Already Includes The Recently Announced Betsy Mitchell for Sci-Fi and Fantasy

(New York, NY – February 6th, 2012) Open Road Integrated Media (www.openroadmedia.com), a digital publisher and multimedia content company, announced today that it is continuing to add experienced and highly respected publishing executives and editors to its team. Nita Taublib, former executive Vice President, Publisher, and Editor in Chief of Bantam Dell, will serve as Strategic Advisor for Romance, spearheading Open Road’s acquisition and publishing of backlist romance titles for its Author Brand Program. Nita is the latest addition to Open Road’s growing acquisitions and editorial team which includes the recently announced Betsy Mitchell, Strategic Advisor for Science Fiction and Fantasy.

In addition, Marjorie Braman, former V.P. & Editor in Chief of Henry Holt, joins Open Road as Consulting Editorial Director focusing on E-riginals and select backlist genres for the Author Brand Program. She will continue to separately run her literary consulting business providing editorial services to a wide range of authors. Marjorie previously edited two Open Road E-riginals.

Jane Friedman, Open Road’s co-founder and CEO said: “We are assembling an editorial and acquisition team at Open Road filled with remarkable experience and relationships. We are proud that Open Road has attracted executives like Nita, Betsy and Marjorie and look forward to continuing to grow the verticals that make-up a major part of our publishing program.”

Taublib said: “Romantic fiction has always one of my most beloved  genres and I am thrilled to be able to work with Open Road and their incredibly innovative marketing team to bring backlist romance titles to a vast new audience of e-book readers.  I will also be looking to form e-relationships  with small independent romance publishers who can capitalize on the marketing vision that Open Road can bring to their publishing programs.”

Until June 2010, Taublib was the Executive Vice President, Publisher, and Editor in Chief of Bantam Dell. Taublib spent nearly three decades at Bantam, in roles as Executive Vice President, Deputy Publisher, and Consulting Editor. Prior to joining Bantam, Taublib worked at WH Smith Publishing and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Over the course of her career, Taublib has worked with a remarkable list of authors that includes  Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, Tami Hoag, Lisa Gardner, Pat Conroy, Lee Child, George R.R. Martin, and Dean Koontz.

Marjorie Braman brings more than  26 years of publishing experience to Open Road. She previously served as V.P. & Editor in Chief of Henry Holt and over the course of her career has edited literary novelists such as Sena Jeter Naslund and Andrew Winer and commercial authors including Michael Crichton and Elmore Leonard. Her editorial experience also includes narrative non-fiction, history, memoir and biography.

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