In our early days, we lived and worked together in Bali and Peru. These days, Publishizer is headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in New York and Virginia.
Bethany has 15 years of book publishing and business experience; formerly the Publishing Director at Morgan James Publishing in New York where she managed the release of 250 titles per year. With her thorough and unique understanding of publishing she creates and implements systems for optimal author experience. She is a 2019 Publishers Weekly honoree in the annual StarWatch program.
Head of Publisher Relations
Dr. Baucom has spent the last 3 decades helping individuals, organizations, and companies to thrive. Trained as a therapist, Dr. Baucom became frustrated by the limits of therapy in helping people to grow in positive ways. He trained as a coach and began to incorporate timeless principles of thriving. He is also a seasoned author, speaker, creator who has successfully launched and run numerous books, podcasts, coaching programs, trainings, products and services online.
Agent and Author Coach
Anna Marshall, based in Brooklyn, is a writer, editor, meta-data specialist, end-of-life caregiver, and the author of The Alchemy of Meaning, a collection of meditations on grief and gratitude.
With a background in English Literature from Regent University in Virginia Beach, and French focusing on Intercultural Communication from the Université de Limoges in France, Anna leverages her deep passion for language and storytelling to assist authors throughout the publishing journey.
Storytelling, Presentation and Adaptation Advisor & Coach
Heidi Marshall is a top industry acting coach for auditions, screentests, and performance coaching.
Also a director, Heidi’s simultaneous filmmaker career provides a keen sensitivity to what is needed from actors. Her directorial skills quickly shape scenes and help actors make bold, clear, playful, and strong choices. Her filmmaking skills help actors move from analysis into playing the scenes in space and time with incredible attention to detail. Casting Directors, Agents, Managers, and Directors have teamed up with Heidi to get their actors across the finish line in auditions, screen tests, and production.
Author Creativity & Brand Partnership Coach
Maiana attend Pitzer College, of the Claremont colleges, graduating in 2014 with a BA in interdisciplinary media studies, fine arts, and anthropology. After which, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment and art. After acquiring extensive TV production experience, she created her own avenue to meld her love of comedy and art by starting an illustrated Instagram, @Drawlaland where she attempts to shed to light on issues society face, which a comedic and artistic twist. After facing all the challenges of querying agents and publishers, her first book Oh, the Pics that You’ll Post! (Aitia Press) was released in December 2021 and was named by Bustle as one of the Best Christmas books of the year.
Hemant ensures our authors are paid and workflows from campaign to funds transfer runs smoothly. His work is non-client-facing and his day-to-day is made up of payment settlements, record maintenance, compliance, bookkeeping, and keeping our numbers in line. His favorite book is Dune by Frank Herbert.
Administrative and Back Office Support
As a dedicated support administrator at Publishizer, Florrie Marshall assists behind the scenes to ensure authors receive top-notch guidance. With a background rooted in the performing arts, Florrie offers a unique perspective and a creative flair to her administrative role. Currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Yale University, she balances a love for books, both academic and leisure, with her daily endeavors as an internationally recognized professional violinist and violist.
As a technology platform and non-traditional approach to publishing deals, Publishizer gives up royalties to focus on data and pre-orders. We are avid book lovers who live by three values:
Educate - all authors about the publishing industry and what it takes to get their books out there to a niche readership.
Support - our customers during the book proposal writing and positioning process and during pre-order campaigns.
Innovate - the industry using technology to improve the way books are getting discovered by all types of publishers.
Publishizer started as a crowdfunding platform for books, and was soon accepted into the 500 Startups accelerator in Mountain View, California. Publishizer, Inc. was born on May 22, 2015.
We realized early on that authors were stuck between a rock and a hard place: traditional publishing rejected 96% of book ideas, but self-publishing was both insanely expensive and didn’t help great books get discovered. Publishers started taking notice of our authors, who were raising substantial amounts of money through pre-orders, and were able to offer authors a fairer deal. Our New York City office was opened in Brooklyn in 2017.
In 2018, Publishizer started landing traditional publishing deals for authors. With an injection of funding from Rockstart and Arches Capital in Netherlands, we opened our Amsterdam office. Publishizer BV was incorporated in March 2019.
Today, Publishizer is helping more books get published by publishers all over the world. We are passionate about book ideas and helping authors realize their dreams of publishing a book and sharing a message with the world. The publishing industry is a giant machine but lacks care for new and experienced authors. This is where Publishizer is working tirelessly to fill the gap. Join us!