Ed Renehan

Ed Renehan

Managing Director at New Street Communications, LLC, New Street Nautical Audio, and Dark Hall Press

Location
Providence, Rhode Island Area
Industry
Publishing

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Ed Renehan's Overview

Current
Past
  • Principal at Publishing Consultant/Content Development
  • Director of Computer Publishing Programs at Newbridge Communications (then a Division of K-III)
  • Director of Computer Publishing Programs, Macmillan Book Clubs at Macmillan Publishing
  • Various Entry-Level and then Mid-Management Positions at John Wiley & Sons, St. Martin's Press, Marcel Dekker, Churchill-Livingstone
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Ed Renehan's Summary

Managing Director @ New Street Communications, LLC - digital native developer and publisher of high-quality content in literature, biography, business, big data, data science, and other areas. Includes subsidiaries Dark Hall Press and New Street Nautical Audio. Former Director of Computer Publishing Programs at Newbridge (PriMedia) and Macmillan (MBCI). Vet of Wiley, St. Martin's Press, Marcel Dekker, Churchill-Livingstone. "The book is dead. Long live the book."

Specialties: Publishing, (aka) communication.

Ed Renehan's Experience

Managing Director

New Street Communications, LLC

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry

March 2010Present (4 years 7 months) Wickford, Rhode Island

New Street Communications develops, publishes and distributes superior works of nonfiction and fiction in digital, paper and audio editions. Our audiobooks embrace not only our own original New Street content, but also works licensed from such organizations as Random House, Macmillan, International Marine/McGraw Hill, History Press, HarperCollins and Clarkson Potter.

Our New Street Nautical Audio line features premier fiction and nonfiction related to sailing and the sea, including works by such famed yachting authors as Steve Callahan, Herb McCormick, Jimmy Cornell, Alvah Simon, and Lin and Larry Pardey.

Through our Dark Hall Press imprint, we publish select original Horror and Sci-Fi.

Corporate mantra: Work Smart; Be Kind.

Principal

Publishing Consultant/Content Development

July 1994April 2010 (15 years 10 months)

Consultant on strategic planning, acquisitions, market research, and analog/digital content creation for such firms as Haights Cross Communicatons, Facts on File, iBooks, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, Springer Verlag, PriMedia and the publishing Division of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Author of more than 20 books on computer programming, hacking, plus several biographies (both adult and juvenile), for such publishers as Doubleday, Springer-Verlag, Basic/Perseus, Oxford University Press, Crown and Osborne/McGraw-Hill.

Director of Computer Publishing Programs

Newbridge Communications (then a Division of K-III)

October 1989July 1994 (4 years 10 months)

Founding executive with Newbridge, then a division of the newly formed (1989) K-III (now called PriMedia). In charge of strategic planning for, and management of, all computer-related product lines, and the development/acquisition of new products (digital and otherwise) designed to meet the information needs of computer professionals working on networked PC, Mac, mini and mainframe platforms. As a part of this, oversaw R&D staff, implementation staff, copywriters/artists, and staff selecting and licensing editorial content from a range of publishers. Also responsible for development of early e-publishing and web-based marketing initiatives. Responsible for roughly $20 million in revenue annually. Consultant relationship continued for several years after my departure.

Director of Computer Publishing Programs, Macmillan Book Clubs

Macmillan Publishing

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Publishing industry

May 1987October 1989 (2 years 6 months)

Same job description as the Newbridge/PriMedia position above. After the unfriendly takeover of Macmillan by Robert Maxwell, Macmillan Book Clubs (MBCI) was purchased by the newly formed K-III/PriMedia, founded by a clique of pre-Maxwell Macmillan executives in partnership with KKR.

Various Entry-Level and then Mid-Management Positions

John Wiley & Sons, St. Martin's Press, Marcel Dekker, Churchill-Livingstone

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Publishing industry

July 1980May 1987 (6 years 11 months)

In order: John Wiley & Sons (copywriter), St. Martin's Press (direct marketing for Scholarly & Reference Division), Churchill-Livingstone (direct marketing for medical texts and references) and Marcel Dekker (direct marketing for science and engineering publications). Moving up the ladder and learning the business. The world and I were young, and the woods of Manhattan publishing full of beautiful and brilliant editorial assistants. Them was the daze.

Ed Renehan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Books
  2. Publishing
  3. Editorial
  4. Content Strategy
  5. Ebooks
  6. Content Development
  7. Market Research
  8. Online Publishing
  9. Writing
  10. Entrepreneurship
  11. Editing
  12. Published Author
  13. Non-fiction
  14. Publications
  15. Proofreading
  16. Web Content
  17. Publicity
  18. New Media
  19. Creative Writing
  20. Digital Strategy
  21. Marketing
  22. Copywriting
  23. Content Management
  24. Blogging
  25. Magazines
  26. Digital Media
  27. Storytelling
  28. Newsletters
  29. Freelance Writing
  30. Journalism
  31. Mac
  32. Feature Articles

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Ed Renehan's Education

Central High School, Valley Stream, NY

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