Hachette Books is dedicated to publishing bold voices with unexpected points of view that provoke and inspire. We publish leading writers and diverse voices in narrative nonfiction, business and technology, current events, history, health and wellness, pop culture, sports, and memoir. Committed to providing an exceptional and collaborative publishing experience, we passionately engage media, readers, agents, and booksellers to create meaningful public dialogues in the service of our books and authors. Our front list titles include Dan Lyons’ Disrupted, Lindy West’s Shrill, Alexis Okeowo’s A Moonless, Starless Sky (winner of the 2018 PEN Open Book Award), John R. Bruning’s Indestructible, Liza Mundy’s Code Girls, Donna Brazile’s Hacks, and Julian Edelman’s Relentless. Our backlist authors include Mitch Albom (The Five People You Meet in Heaven), Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture), Anthony Kiedis (Scar Tissue), Marshall Goldsmith (What Got You Here Won’t Get You There), John Kabat Zinn (Wherever You Go, There You Are), and more.
About Hachette Books
Meet Hachette Books
Vice President and Publisher
I’m a first generation Italian-American and lifelong New Yorker who has always found refuge, sustenance, and escape in books. I began my career as an editorial assistant at Warner Books (now Grand Central), then essentially “grew up” at HarperColllins, and was editor-in-chief at Crown before coming here. As an editor, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a broad range of successful titles, including Blue Ocean Shift by Renee Mauborgne and Chan Kim, Shrill by Lindy West, Let Me Off at the Top! by Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Sum It Up by Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins, Slash by Slash with Anthony Bozza, and Marley and Me by John Grogan. I started up Hachette Books in 2014, and have been lucky enough to build a team who are not only brilliant at what they do, but also incredibly passionate about books. As a publisher, I oversee a diverse list of commercial nonfiction that provokes, inspires and endures in narrative nonfiction, business, current events, history, health and wellness, pop culture and memoir. (Please check our website for specific titles!) I’m also the proud steward of a tremendous backlist that includes such classics as The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith, The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer, and Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
There is nothing more gratifying than shepherding books I love out into the world for people to discover. When I’m not reading or working, you’ll find me on the hiking trails, in a movie theater, listening to history podcasts, or spending time with my children, who have grown older than I care to admit.
Associate Publisher, Executive Director of Publicity
I started my career in book publishing less than one month after graduating college. After several years at various houses, I spent a decade in the publicity department of Little, Brown and Company where I worked with (and learned from!) so many tremendous authors, including James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Elin HIlderbrand, Donna Tartt, Jonathan Safran Foer, J.K. Rowling, Keith Richards, and many more.
As the Associate Publisher of the Hachette Books division, I oversee all publicity and marketing for the group, liaise with our Sales team, engage media and booksellers, and consult on all aspects of the publishing process – from acquisitions and production to cover design and distribution. I’m lucky to work with such a smart, proactive, and dedicated team of people who approach each campaign uniquely and carefully. With our Publisher, I help oversee the acquisition of new titles and authors, growing what is becoming a formidable and diverse list of important, powerful, opinion-driven nonfiction voices including Lindy West, Dan Lyons, Julie Andrews, George F. Will, Alexis Okeowo, Liza Mundy, and many more.
Nothing excites me more than partnering with authors and agents to create noteworthy, provocative, and enduring works, and to get those books and authors into the hands of readers whose lives will forever be changed by them. Except maybe my two small daughters – they keep things pretty exciting too!
Brant Rumble joined Hachette Books in May 2018. He was previously at Blue Rider Press for several years, and at Scribner for a number of years before that. Brant has worked on a variety of narrative nonfiction, ranging from memoir to biography to history to humor to cultural criticism. His favorite subjects include music, sports, pop culture, sub cultures, science, technology, psychology, and business. His early editorial discoveries included Chuck Klosterman’s generational classics, Fargo Rock City and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. Brant has since published numerous New York Times bestsellers and worked with icons such as Elvis Costello, Mike Love, Loudon Wainwright III, Steve Spurrier, Patton Oswalt, John Waters, Bill James, and Stephen King; critically acclaimed writers Douglas Coupland, John Parker, Owen King, James Hirsch, Steward O’Nan, and Jonathan Ames; unique authors like Ken Jennings, Megan Amram, Matt Diffee, Astronaut Mike Mullane, and Gustavo Arellano; respected critics Amanda Petrusich, Geoff Edgers, Greg Kot, and Nathan Rabin; incisive journalists David M. Ewalt, Jaime Lowe, and Ken Ilgunas; and veteran sportswriters Michael Weinreb, Dave Zirin, Sean Assael, and Rob Neyer; as well as The Onion, The A.V. Club, and the Ernest Hemingway Estate. Brant lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
I’ve worked in book publishing for more than twenty years, and have edited almost every kind of book. I joined Hachette Books in late 2017, after several years as Editorial Director of Weinstein Books, where I published New York Times bestsellers as varied as Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke, Finding Me by Michelle Knight, and the YA series The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, as well as film tie-ins.
I spent the majority of my career at Simon & Schuster, where I worked on serious nonfiction by Naomi Wolf, memoirs by Simon Doonan, self-help titles by Regena Thomashauer, fiction by Mary Higgins Clark, and even illustrated titles by David McCullough, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan. Before that I spent several years shepherding everything from celebrity memoirs to literary fiction at Little, Brown; Random House; and at the very beginning, W.W. Norton.
At Hachette Books I have the pleasure of concentrating my efforts on what I like best: personality-driven nonfiction (memoirs, self-help, lifestyle, pop-culture) and media tie-ins. I’m always looking for more entertainment-related nonfiction from actors, comedians, broadcast journalists, media figures and tastemakers of all stripes.
I joined Hachette Books in July 2014 after a decade at the Scribner imprint of Simon & Schuster and at W. W. Norton & Company. At Hachette, I’ve acquired and edited several bestsellers, including Liza Mundy’s Code Girls, a history of the American women codebreakers of World War Two; Dan Lyons’ wickedly funny look at the tech world, Disrupted; and Donna Brazile’s Hacks, her inside account of the 2016 election. My titles have received a number of awards and honors. Activist Cleve Jones’ memoir When We Rise, now an ABC-TV miniseries, won a 2017 Lambda Literary Award. I recently published Alexis Okeowo’s A Moonless, Starless Sky, a finalist for the 2018 PEN Open Book Award. At Scribner, I acquired The Queen of Katwe, which Disney adapted into a 2016 film starring Lupita Nyong'o, and assisted on several award-winning nonfiction books, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies and Andrew Solomon’s Far from the Tree. My list at Hachette Books spans several major nonfiction categories, including politics, history, sports, and narrative nonfiction, and I’m especially keen to publish high-quality journalism and thought-provoking perspectives on current events.
I have been at Hachette Books since 2016. Whether it’s with books that explore current events, women’s interest, or cultural studies, my intent is to publish daring narrative nonfiction drawing from compelling storytelling and dedicated research. I like to work with authors who are candid, bold, and, in their unique way, not afraid to shake things up. My list includes a range of narrative nonfiction by trailblazing writers and sought-after experts such as congressman John Lewis’ Across That Bridge; MSNBC reporter Malcolm Nance’s The Plot to Destroy Democracy; Bravo TV star of Million Dollar Listing and Sell It Like Serhant Ryan Serhant; TED Talk speaker Lizzie Velasquez’s Dare to Be Kind; UFC’s Mixed Martial Artist Paige VanZant’s Rise; celebrated Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Proud; and Economic Hardship Reporting Project writer Stephanie Land’s Maid.
I began my career at Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, where I worked on fiction and nonfiction that focused on strong multicultural voices, including works by bestselling authors bell hooks, T.D. Jakes, Kanye West, and more. Previously, I worked at Skyhorse Publishing with the founder of Salon.com David Talbot to launch Hot Books, an imprint dedicated to investigative journalism. As a senior editor, I published a list of serious nonfiction, including the New York Times bestseller The Beastside and The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses, which solidified my desire to create compelling narratives that are informative yet inspire social change.
Since joining Hachette Books in September 2014, I’ve had the great pleasure of assisting on books by Lindy West, Ron Powers, Dan Lyons, Chris and Heidi Powell, Judah Friedlander, and Cleve Jones. As an editor, I’m particularly interested in acquiring narrative nonfiction, pop culture, self-help, memoir, and humor. My own growing list includes Janelle Hanchett’s memoir, I’m Just Happy to Be Here; Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses’ hilarious book of dating advice, Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot; Nikita Gill’s rousing poetry collection, Wild Embers; and Kristin Wong’s much-needed guide to personal finance, Get Money.
I joined Hachette Books in May 2016 and focus on acquiring narrative nonfiction and platform-driven memoir as well as pop culture and history books. In particular, I am drawn to books that take unexpected paths to exploring timely issues and the breadth of the American experience. I have edited books by Kevin Allison, host of the Risk! podcast; Holocaust survivor Steve Ross; reformed white supremacist and peace activist Christian Picciolini; and comedian Will Forte. Prior to coming to Hachette Books I worked at Scribner for two years, where I edited books including Baird Harper’s Red Light Run, a 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and worked with such authors as Angela Duckworth, Kate Hennessy, Jesmyn Ward, Kevin Hazzard, Sandrone Dazieri, Erik Storey, and Kea Wilson.
I joined Hachette Books in September 2016, having interned at Lilith Magazine, Scholastic, Foundry Literary + Media, and Cambridge University Press. I graduated from Skidmore College with an honors English degree in May 2016. At Hachette Books, I assist both Amanda Murray and Krishan Trotman with their projects, including the New York Times bestseller The Plot to Destroy Democracy by Malcolm Nance and A Speck in the Sea by John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski.
Director of Publicity
I’ve worked in book publicity for twenty years, at many of the major publishing houses, including Random House, Basic Books, HarperCollins, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, with a focus on serious nonfiction, primarily history, politics, current events, narrative nonfiction, and biography. Some of the authors I’ve worked with over the years include JD Vance, Megyn Kelly, Michael Korda, Bill Bryson, Alan Dershowitz, Niall Ferguson, Senator Scott Brown, Liza Mundy, Douglas Brinkley, Harold Holzer, Ralph Nader, Margaret Drabble, Dennis Prager, Donna Brazile, and David Lehman. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, going to museums, watching the Yankees, and of course, reading!
Director of Marketing
I joined the Hachette Books team in 2017 after spending twelve years working at HarperCollins Publishers, most recently as Marketing Director of Dey Street Books. During my tenure at HarperCollins, I orchestrated the marketing campaigns for #1 New York Times bestsellers Yes Please by Amy Poehler and 10% Happier by Dan Harris, and also oversaw the campaigns that launched Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming, Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik, My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart, Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon, and Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson. I view my relationship with Hachette Books’ authors as a partnership that begins at acquisition, and I believe the best marketing campaigns are holistic and collaborative ones.
Director of Brand Development
Throughout my publishing career, I’ve collaborated on numerous prize-winning and New York Times bestselling works of fiction and non-fiction, including books by Mika Brzezinski, Vincent Bugliosi, Kathy Freston, Dick Van Dyke, Lisa Bloom, Nevada Barr, Donald J. Trump, Stephen J. Cannell, Robert Kiyosaki, John Grogan, and others. New York Times bestsellers I have acquired include Think by Lisa Bloom, Finding Me by Michelle Knight, Divinity of Doubt by Vincent Bugliosi, and The Delta Solution by Patrick Robinson.
Now, as Director of Brand Development for Hachette Books, my area of focus is working on a range of brand-driven nonfiction and multi-media properties in a variety of genres, both frontlist and backlist.
Born and raised in London, England, I have now established myself across the pond in New York City, where I live with my husband and daughter.
I joined Hachette Books in 2015 and work as a Marketing Associate. Prior to working at Hachette, I was honing my publishing skills in Australia at Black Dog Books and Great Southern Press after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Media Communications) and Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne.
I joined Hachette Books in August 2016 and assist Associate Publisher, Michelle Aielli, and Publicity Director, Joanna Pinsker, with all their titles. In addition, I also work on two to three books of my own each month, such as the paperback edition of Michael Holley’s New York Times bestseller Belichick and Brady, Wild Embers by Nikita Gill, and One Goal by Amy Bass.When I’m not sending pitches or writing press releases, I can be found playing tennis, singing along at a concert, or checking out a new restaurant.
Publicity & Marketing Assistant
I graduated from King's College London in the UK with a BA in English Language and Literature. While in college, I held internships at Penguin Random House UK and Bloomsbury Publishing in their publicity departments. As a publicity and marketing assistant at Hachette Books, I work on a wide-range of projects and titles. I have had the pleasure of working on Linda Monk’s THE BILL OF RIGHTS: A User’s Guide, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MEDITATION IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK, and Sarah Kay’s ALL OUR WILD WONDER as well as assisting on titles such as Liza Mundy’s CODE GIRLS and Donna Brazile’s HACKS.
I became the Art Director of Hachette Books in late 2015 after a few years of designing marketing materials for Penguin and over ten years of designing covers for various imprints at HarperCollins Publishers. I’m honored to have created covers for a diverse array of acclaimed writers such as Greg Iles, Gail Sheehy, Alan Cumming, and T. Geronimo Johnson. I am grateful every day that I get to create art on a daily basis as a profession—or as my sister says, “paint pictures all day.” I love being a part of the Hachette Books team because of our boutique-approach to publishing, which values quality and excellence in all aspects of the book-making process. I want every author to feel proud and connected to the packaging of their book.
When I’m not working hard to fit books with well-designed covers, I’m working hard to fit a toddler into a car seat so we can go exploring with my husband.
I joined the Hachette books art department at the start of 2016 after 3 years in interactive ebook design and programming for Random House, W.W. Norton and Hachette Book Group. In that time I designed material for books in every category including P.D. Eastman's Go Dog Go!, Michelle Obama’s American Grown and books in the Star Wars Essential Guides series. Before that I taught art and graphic design foundations in Seattle, WA at Cornish College of the Arts, among other institutions.
In my time at Hachette Books I’ve designed numerous covers and jackets including Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses’ Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot, and Kevin Allison's Risk!