We are honored to have the following distinguished professionals from throughout the literary and publishing world helping to steer inReads in the right direction:
Ron Hogan helped create the literary Internet by launching Beatrice.com in 1995. His most recent book is Getting Right with Tao, a print edition of his popular online “translation” of the Tao Te Ching into modern vernacular. He is also the author of The Stewardess Is Flying the Plane, a visual tribute to 70s Hollywood, and a contributor to the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning and the critical anthology Secrets of the Lost Symbol.
Kevin Smokler is the co-founder of BookTour.com and a writer based in San Francisco. He’s the author of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times, a San Francsico Chronicle Notable Book of 2005. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, The Believer, and on NPR. Called “a publishing visionary” by the Huffington Post, he lectures across North America on the future of reading, books and publishing.
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez an old/new media pragmatist; (still a) publishing optimist, and a library advocate. He is the Director, Content & Digital Product Development for Media Source / Library Journals, LLC, and the former Director of Programming & Business Development for Digital Book World. He’s a published poet and journalist, former National Poetry Slam champion, and recently self-published an echapbook of poetry entitled Handmade Memories.
Sherrie Young is Director of Marketing and Special Projects at the National Book Foundation, the non-profit organization that presents the nation’s preeminent literary prize, the National Book Awards. She is responsible for organizing the annual Awards event that hosts over 700 attendees as well as promoting the Award-winning books. In addition to developing and implementing the marketing strategies for the organization, Young has developed and expanded many of the Foundation’s benchmark programs, including the annual Teen Press Conference, the event that gives middle- and high-school students the opportunity to interview and have their books signed by current Award Finalists. Young also is the co-founder of YB Literary Foundation, an organization with the mission to promote the reading of literature as a meaningful, life-long activity and transformative experience for youth.