Open Road Media Snags Ex-Penguin Editor to Shore up Children’s Acquisitions

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OPEN ROAD MEDIA NAMES TIMOTHY TRAVAGLINI DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S ACQUISITIONS
Former Senior Editor at G. P. Putnam’s Sons Will Help Expand Open Road’s Fast-Growing Children’s Publishing Program
 
Travaglini Has Worked with a Wide Range of Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors and Illustrators
Including Michael Rex, Laini Taylor, Michael P. Spradlin, and D. M. Cornish
(New York, NY – April 4th 2012) Open Road Integrated Media (www.openroadmedia.com), a digital publisher and multimedia content company, announced today that Timothy Travaglini has joined the company as Director of Children’s Acquisitions. Travaglini will help expand Open Road’s ebook acquisition program for backlist children’s titles spanning young adult, middle grade, and picture books. He will also be involved in the acquisition of and publication activities for Open Road Publishing Partners and frontlist E-riginal titles. Travaglini will report to Barbara Marcus, Advisor, Children’s Books.
Open Road’s growing children’s list includes titles from authors such as Virginia Hamilton, Andrea J. Buchanan, Bette Greene, Peter Lerangis, and Lois Lenski.
Marcus said: “Every day there is more opportunity to publish wonderful children’s books digitally. Tim is an excellent professional with a great publishing track record who will be able to acquire the right books and authors that deserve the marketing and children-centric focus that Open Road values.”
Travaglini said: “These are exciting times to be in publishing, where adaptivity and innovation go hand in hand with passion and a commitment to quality. Not only is Open Road successfully navigating the current media market, they are truly serving as a pilot for all who would sail these waters. I could not be more thrilled to be part of such a vibrant and nimble team.”
Travaglini was formerly Senior Editor at G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Group. He began his career at Scholastic in 1994 in trade marketing, and went on to become a bookseller at Books of Wonder in New York City before switching to editorial, first at Henry Holt and Company and then Walker & Company. Over the course of his career, Travaglini’s authors and illustrators have included #1 New York Times–bestselling author/illustrator Michael Rex, National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, New York Times–bestselling author Michael P. Spradlin, CBCA Book of the Year winner D. M. Cornish, Matthew McElligott, Janette Rallison, and Leo and Diane Dillon.
 
About Open Road
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, Jack Higgins, Alice Walker, and James Jones, and has launched new e-stars like Mary Glickman. Open Road’s children’s division is guided by Strategic Advisor Barbara Marcus and has published books from authors including Virginia Hamilton and Gertrude Chandler Warner. http://www.openroadmedia.com

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