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Bruce Harris

Bruce Harris Bruce Harris began his publishing career at The Crown Publishing Group where he published The Joy of Sex, Martha Stewart's Entertaining, Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Maurice Sendak's Nutcracker and founded the Harmony Books imprint. He became President of Trade Sales and Marketing at Random House and supervised successful publishing strategies for books by Colin Powell, Tom Peters, and hundreds of other best-sellers.

Anomaly He became Publisher-COO at Workman Books and designed campaigns for 1,000 Places To See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz, Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge and The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller and Deborah Jones

Recently, he has supervised the independent publication of Joy At Work by Dennis Bakke, The Risk Takers by Don and Renee Martin, Anomaly by Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin and Modernist Cusine by Nathan Myhrvold. Three of those titles became national best-sellers although not published by major publishing houses.

Ingram Publisher Services had a great success with a wildly expensive ($625) cookbook series (Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking) created by Nathan Myhrvold, the former Microsoft executive. Perhaps lost in the reporting of that story is the fact that Myhrvold’s first stop was to engage Bruce Harris, the former Publisher of Harmony Books and a former Random House sales executive. Harris has “publisher” in his DNA, and he undoubtedly shaped key decisions, probably including engaging Ingram in the first place, let alone directing their activites, that were instrumental to the success of the project.
-- The Shatzkin Files - The Idea Logical Company Blog.

by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet He has also advised several children's book publishers including Birdcage Press and was instrumental in the launch of Downtown Kids Books, now distributed by Simon and schuster.

Bruce has wide contacts in the publishing industry and has consulted for AA Knopf, My Family.Com, WW Norton, Hyperion Books, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Budget Travel Magazine and Time Inc.

Bruce gave a presentation at the Yale Publishing Course in 2012.

by Henry Lodge He received a BA from NYU College of Arts and Sciences. He was chair of The Trade Committee of AAP and a past president of The Publisher’s Lunch Club. Bruce taught at the Stanford University Publishing Course and frequently lectures at Pratt Institute and Pace University.

Bruce occasionally blogs on The Huffington Post.

Bruce and his wife Rosemary built and maintain a library at the Chalula school in Mvumi, Tanzania. Bruce is on the board of Friends of African Village Libraries. He has 3 sons and loves reading, running and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity...



 
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