Amanda Moon and Thomas LeBien launched the Scientific American/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux imprint together at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Together, they also produced Macmillan USA’s first adult-audience book-length app, and the first app in FSG’s history, the #1 internationally bestselling Journey to the Exoplanets. Moon and LeBien have presented at writing conferences, academic conferences, and universities around the world discussing topics such as how to craft a selling proposal, how to find a great agent, what catches an editor’s eye, what successful publishing entails, and how to juggle the financial realities of writing. They have spoken extensively about the business of ebooks, apps, and writing for diverse audiences, and how to communicate research in an accessible style.
Amanda Moon has worked in the book publishing industry for two decades. Before founding Moon & Company, she was the Director of the Scientific American imprint at Farrar, Straus and Giroux (SA/FSG); a Senior Editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux; and manager of the Novel Graphics imprint of graphic books in fiction and non-fiction. Prior to Farrar, Straus and Giroux, she was an Editor at Basic Books, Editor at Palgrave Macmillan, and Preferred Provider at She Writes, where she co-founded and launched tutorials on book proposals and related topics. Moon is the editor or publisher of multiple bestsellers and award-winning authors. Books on her list have been adapted to the screen, have secured positive coverage and “best of the year” mentions in major media outlets around the world, and have been translated into many languages.
Thomas LeBien is a twenty-eight-year veteran of publishing with experience at top-tier university presses and commercial presses. He was an Executive Editor at Harvard University Press, a Vice President, Senior Editor at Simon and Schuster, Publisher of the Hill and Wang and Scientific American/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux imprints at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Editor at Princeton University Press, and Editor at Oxford University Press. He has returned imprints to profitability, invented and launched a line of bestselling genre-defining graphic novels, published Hill & Wang’s first Oprah-Pick book, and has been the editor or publisher of multiple New York Times bestselling books and award-winning authors.
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