Staff Picks

Don’t know what to read next? Our book-loving employees are just the people to ask for recommendations. Whether you’re a Romance fan or a History buff, we have personal picks from the people who know Penguin books best.

Recommendations by genre, OCTOBER 2014: 

walker

Classics: Alan Walker, Director of Academic and Library Marketing and Sales for Penguin

 

 

Saracarder

Health & Self-Improvement: Sara Carder, Editorial Director at Tarcher / Penguin Random House

 

 

Andrew

History & Current Events: Andrew Dudley, Digital Business Manager 

 

 

david martin

Literary Fiction: David Martin, Viking Editorial

 

 

carries

Mystery & Suspense: Carrie Swetonic, Director of Marketing for Dutton

 

 

julianne

Paranormal: Julianne Clancy, copywriter for Berkley and NAL

 

 

leis

Romance: Leis Pedersen, Senior Editor with The Berkley Publishing Group

 

 

dianagill

 Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Diana Gill, Executive editor at Ace/Roc

 

 

colleen conway

Young Readers: Colleen Conway, Young Readers Sales Rep covering the Pacific Northwest and part of Northern California

 

 

 

Recommendations by genre, SEPTEMBER 2014: 

Classics: Max Reid, Penguin Books Editorial Assistant 

 

 

AllisonPrince

Health & Self-Improvement: Allison Prince, Advertising and Promotion Coordinator for Gotham and Avery

 

 

History & Current Events: Stephen Morrow, Executive Editor at Dutton

 

 

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Literary Fiction: Linda Cowen, Publishing Lawyer 

 

 

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Mystery & Suspense: Meaghan Wagner, Assistant Editor at Putnam

 

 

Kent_Javits

Paranormal: Kent Anderson, Director of Online Sales and Marketing 

 

 

Mary_Stone

Romance: Mary Stone, Assistant Marketing Manager for Putnam and Riverhead books 

 

 

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Sci-fi & Fantasy: Megha Jain, ebook Production Editor for Berkley and NAL’s Intermix imprint 

 

 

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Young Readers: Becca Cloyd, Digital and Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Penguin Young Reader Group

 

 

Recommendations by genre, AUGUST 2014: 

Anna

Classics: Anna Baldasty, Copywriter in academic and library marketing 

 

 

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Health/Self-Improvement: Rob Holden, Marketing and Publicity Assistant for Gotham and Avery

 

 

matt

History/Current Events: Matt Boyd, Marketing Director at Penguin Press

 

 

ali

Literary Fiction: Ali Cardia, Assistant Editor at Riverhead Books

 

 

barson

Mystery & Suspense: Michael Barson, Putnam Publicity

 

 

rebecca

Paranormal: Rebecca Brewer, Editorial Assistant at Ace and Roc

 

 

Jessica-Brock

Romance: Jessica Brock, Publicity Assistant for Berkley and NAL 

 

 

nita

Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Nita Basu, Publicity Assistant for Berkley/NAL

 

 

marissa

Young Readers: Marissa Grossman, Editorial Assistant at Razorbill

 

 

 

Recommendations by genre, JULY 2014: 

sam

Classics: Sam Raim, Editorial Assistant for Penguin Classics

 

 

Anne

Health & Self-Improvement: Anne Kosmoski, Assistant Publicity Director for Gotham and Avery

 

 

Sarah

History & Current Events: Sarah Janet, Marketing Manager at Viking

 

 

lydia

Literary Fiction: Lydia Hirt, Associate Director of Marketing for G.P. Putnam’s Sons and Riverhead Books

 

 

JTM

Mystery & Suspense: John Mercun, Consumer Marketing Manager

 

 

Erica

Paranormal: Erica Martirano, Associate director of marketing for Berkley, Celebra, DAW Books, and InterMix

 

 

Alaina

Romance: Alaina Mauro, Publishing Manager for the Adult imprints at Penguin Group

 

 

Paul

Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Paul Wargelin, Web Copy Manager for Berkley and NAL

 

 

Alexis

Young Readers: Alexis Watts, School and Library Marketing

 

 

 

 

Recommendations by genre, JUNE 2014: 

elda

Classics: Elda Rotor, Associate Publisher and Editorial Director for Penguin Classics

 

 

farin

Health/Self-Improvement: Farin Schussel, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator for Gotham Books and Avery

 

 

Eliza

History & Current Events: Eliza Rosenberry, Publicist at Blue Rider Press

 

 

Laura

Literary Fiction: Laura Perciasepe, Editor at Riverhead Books

 

 

Jess

Mystery & Suspense: Jess Renheim, Associate Editor at Dutton

 

 

Mia

Paranormal: Mia Garcia, Assistant Manager, Marketing and Advertising for Penguin Young Readers 

 

 

Erin

Romance: Erin Galloway, Associate Director of Publicity and Marketing for Berkley/NAL

 

 

Danielle

Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Danielle Stockley, Associate Editor at Ace and Roc Books

 

 

Courtney

Young Readers: Courtney Wood, Associate Director of Digital and Social Marketing for Penguin Young Readers Group

 

 

 

Recommendations by genre, MAY 2014: 

Ben

History & Current Events: Ben Platt, Associate Editor at The Penguin Press

 

 

Christopher

Mystery & Suspense: Christopher Nelson, Associate Director of Riverhead Books

 

 

Kristine

Paranormal: Kristine Swartz, editorial assistant at The Berkley Publishing Group

 

 

Julie

Romance: Julie Mianecki, Editorial Assistant at Berkley Publishing Group

 

 

Colleen

Sci-Fi & Fantasy: Colleen Lindsay, Associate Director of Marketing, Social Media & Reader Experience for Berkley and NAL Publishing Groups

 

 

Anna

Young Readers: Anna Jarzab, Digital and Social Marketing Manager for Young Readers

 

 

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One Comment

  1. s woodson
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Got copy of a A Cursed Embrace By Cecy Robson It Is a Good Book even missing MIssing Pages 23-54 . Have pages 295-326 instead.michael_wdsn@yahoo

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