[Press Release] IRA SILVERBERG JOINS OPEN ROAD MEDIA AS STRATEGIC ADVISOR, AUTHOR BRANDSRenowned Editor in Chief, Agent, and Former Literature Director of the National Endowment for the Arts to Focus on Backlist Acquisitions for Open Road’s Author BrandsOpen Road Integrated Media, a global digital publishing company, announced today that Ira Silverberg, former Literature Director of the National Endowment for the Arts, will join the company as Strategic Advisor, Author Brands. Silverberg will focus on acquiring a wide range of authors and their backlist catalogs for Open Road to digitally publish and market. In less than four years, Open Road has already released more than five thousand titles. Silverberg starts on April 22 and will report to Publisher Tina Pohlman.Before joining the NEA in 2011, Silverberg held numerous positions in publishing, including Editor in Chief of Grove Press and Publisher and Founding Coeditor of High Risk Books, an imprint of Serpent’s Tail. He was the owner of a public relations company focused on independent literary presses and not-for-profit literary institutions. Silverberg spent fifteen years as a literary agent and Foreign Rights Director at Donadio & Olson and Sterling Lord Literistic. Throughout his career as an agent, publisher, and editor, Silverberg has …read more

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