Open Road Hires New Acquisitions Editor

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OPEN ROAD MEDIA NAMES STEPHANIE GORTON ACQUISITIONS MANAGER

Former Editor at the Overlook Press Will Help Expand Open Road’s Growing Catalog

Gorton Has Worked with a Wide Range of Acclaimed Authors Including Terry Bisson, Raja Alem, Mark Derr, and Carrie Hagen

(New York, NY – April 23, 2012) Open Road Integrated Media (www.openroadmedia.com), a digital publisher and multimedia content company, announced today that Stephanie Gorton has joined the company as Acquisitions Manager. Gorton, a former editor at the Overlook Press, will help acquire backlist titles for Open Road’s Author Brands program and will also be involved in the acquisition and publication activities for Open Road Publishing Partners and frontlist E-riginal titles. Gorton will report to Tina Pohlman, Publisher.

In addition, Marjorie Braman who joined the company as a Consulting Editorial Director will become Strategic Advisor, Author Brands. She will also continue to separately run her literary consulting business providing editorial services to a wide range of authors.

Pohlman said: “Stephanie’s literary sensibility and farsighted publishing vision fit perfectly with Open Road’s mission to connect readers and writers via its cutting-edge marketing platform. And as Open Road expands its global publishing partnership program, her international experience will provide a valuable perspective.”

Gorton said: “I look forward to working in Open Road’s creative and energetic environment. Backlist publishing is the mainstay of any longstanding publisher and Open Road already has an incredibly well-curated list. I am glad to be working with Tina and Marjorie to develop it even further.”

Gorton joins Open Road’s growing team. The company recently announced the addition of Timothy Travaglini as Director of Children’s Acquisitions.

Gorton was previously an editor at the Overlook Press, where she acquired and edited a wide range of fiction and narrative nonfiction titles including Terry Bisson’s Any Day Now, Raja Alem’s The Dove’s Necklace, Mark Derr’sHow the Dog Became the Dog: From Wolves to Our Best Friends, and Carrie Hagen’s We Is Got Him: The Kidnapping That Changed America. Prior to the Overlook Press, Gorton was managing editor at Canongate Books in Edinburgh. She began her career as a Paris Review intern under George Plimpton and Brigid Hughes, and also worked at London’s Eland Books, a publisher dedicated to keeping classic works of travel literature in print. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh.

About Open Road Integrated Media
Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher and multimedia content company. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media. Open Road has published ebooks from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, Jean Craighead George, Bette Greene, and Virginia Hamilton.

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