SHANLEY began her career at Book-of-the-Month Club and QPB (now Direct Brands). After rising to the position of Executive Vice President in charge of editorial, marketing, and merchandise, she left to launch her own consulting company. She returned to publishing to become Editorial Director of HarperCollins Trade Books,and then co-founded Market Partners International in 1990. Shanley, a member (and past president) of Women’s Media Group, is on the Advisory Board of New York University’s Publishing Program, and the board of Fourth Story Media, a New York-based web development company. She is the Children's Digital Media Program Chair for Publishers Launch Conferences (Frankfurt, New York). Shanley graduated from the University of Rochester and received her M.A. from the University of Virginia, where she serves on the Jefferson Fellowship selection committee.
SAYRE has held a range of senior positions in publishing. She started at Simon & Schuster, where she
eventually became Vice President & Subsidiary Rights Director, a position she has also held at Holt, Rinehart &
Winston (now Henry Holt) and (NY) Times Books. She served as Director of Publicity, Promotion and Advertising
at Andre Deutsch in London and subsequently, as book club editor for Time Life Book Clubs. She moved to Viking
Penguin as VP & Marketing Director and then Associate Publisher, and left to launch Grove Weidenfeld, now Grove
Atlantic. She currently serves on the board of the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses. She is a graduate of
AMY RHODES recently joined Market Partners as a Partner. She has worked in sales and marketing and as publisher
at a broad range of companies, including NAL, Random House, Little Brown, Abrams, Rodale, and Watson-Guptill.
As Trade Publisher at Rodale, she grew revenues from $14 million to over $100 million in 4 years, and in her next
role as Publisher and General Manager of Watson-Guptill, she took an unprofitable, illustrated book category
publisher and positioned it for a profitable sale to Random House in only two years. Rhodes is a graduate of
the University of Chicago and recently taught at New York University’s School of Continuing Education. She is a
member and past president of the Publishers Lunch Club, a group of senior publishing executives that was founded
The princpals have served as expert witnesses in a variety of legal cases.