Get to Know Editors in Attendance: Erin Calligan Mooney and Laura Van der Veer of Amazon Publishing

Screen Shot 2018-12-05 at 10.57.19 PM.png[SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS]

Erin Calligan Mooney is a senior editor with Amazon Publishing — specifically the imprints Little A, and TOPPLE Books.

Erin works with many authors including Ana and Curt Warner, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Jeffrey Gitomer, Natasha Scripture, Kaitlin Ugolik, and Kate Stewart. Erin especially enjoys publishing a spectrum of nonfiction topics and experiences. A Survivor’s Journey: From Victim to Advocate by sexual assault survivor and activist Natasha Alexenko; Chancer: How One Good Boy Saved Another by Donnie Winokur; The Honor Was Mine by military therapist Elizabeth Heaney; and internet running sensation Mirna Valerio’s memoir A Beautiful Work in Progress are just a few of her published titles.

Prior to joining Amazon Publishing in 2015, Erin was an acquisitions editor at Wiley, where she acquired business, lifestyle, education, test prep, and language learning titles for the For Dummies series.

She is seeking: While Erin herself focuses mostly on nonfiction, she will be taking pitches for all of the genres & categories of Little A and TOPPLE Books.

Little A is the literary fiction and nonfiction imprint of Amazon Publishing. From compelling novels to riveting memoirs, Little A publishes thought-provoking titles that challenge and excite.

TOPPLE Books is a new Amazon imprint with Jill Soloway, the writer, filmmaker, and TV creator whose credits include the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Transparent and I Love Dick. Soloway is a prominent activist for LGBTQ representation in the arts as well as one of the founding members of the #TimesUp and #5050by2020 campaigns to eradicate sexual misconduct and gender inequity in the workplace. Building and expanding on that work, TOPPLE Books will spotlight the voices of woman of color, gender non-conforming, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer writers.

Screen Shot 2019-04-12 at 5.25.43 PMLaura Van der Veer is an editor for Little A and TOPPLE Books, focusing on narrative nonfiction. She will taking pitches alongside Erin at the conference.

Her titles include Obama: Zoo Nebraska by Carson Vaughan, Undaunted by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, An Oral History by Brian Abrams, You’ve Been So Lucky Already by Alethea Black, as well as the forthcoming titles Prognosis by Sarah Vallance, The Waltham Murders by Susan Zalkind, Eye Wide Open by Peter Gatien, and Exposure by Beth Rodden. Before Little A, she worked for Spiegel & Grau, where she edited Norm Macdonald’s New York Times bestseller Based on a True Story, Abigail Ulman’s Hot Little Hands, and Rob Delaney’s Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.




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