Managing Director at New Street Communications, LLC, New Street Nautical Audio, and Dark Hall Press
- Providence, Rhode Island Area
Ed Renehan's Overview
- Managing Director at New Street Communications, LLC
- 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
- State University of New York at New Paltz
- Central High School, Valley Stream, NY
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
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry
March 2010 – Present (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.
Publishing Consultant/Content Development
July 1994 – April 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 1989 – July 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
Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Publishing industry
May 1987 – October 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
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Publishing industry
July 1980 – May 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
- Content Strategy
- Content Development
- Market Research
- Online Publishing
- Published Author
- Web Content
- New Media
- Creative Writing
- Digital Strategy
- Content Management
- Digital Media
- Freelance Writing
- Feature Articles
Ed Renehan's Education
1976 – 1980
Central High School, Valley Stream, NY
1970 – 1974