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Matt Holt

Led by Editor-In-Chief Matt Holt, the Matt Holt Books imprint is a business and non-fiction arm of BenBella Books. Founded in 2020, the imprint enjoys publishing titles from many of today’s leading experts.

Matt Holt Books prides itself on offering an extraordinary degree of publisher-author partnership and author satisfaction. By maintaining a deep commitment to aggressive, creative, customized marketing, and offering extremely lucrative high-upside deals for our top authors we utilize the world-class distribution of Penguin Random House to help our authors achieve global success.


Meet the Team

Lydia Choi

Lydia Choi

Associate Editor

Katie Dickman

Katie Dickman

Executive Editor

Ariel Fagiola

Ariel Fagiola

Publishing Associate

Matt Holt

Matt Holt


Mallory Hyde

Mallory Hyde

Senior Marketing Manager

Brigid Pearson

Brigid Pearson

Senior Designer

Jessica Rieck

Jessika Rieck

Production Director

Kerri Stebbins

Kerri Stebbins

Marketing Manager

The Matt Holt Difference

Bestseller Advantage

  • Dozens of bestselling titles
  • Multiple award winners including the National Indie Excellence Awards, Axiom Business Awards, The International Business Books Awards, and more

Extraordinary Publisher-Author Partnership

  • Flexibility and partnership at every phase of the project and on all pivotal publishing elements
  • Access to all key staff working on your book

Custom Marketing

  • A highly responsive organization that bends over backward to accommodate author requests
  • Bespoke marketing plans and initiatives

High Upside Deals

  • BenBella extends profit-share offers that lead to significantly higher profits for successful authors, often 50% above traditional royalties or higher
  • Authors have accepted our profit-share deals over six and even seven-figure advances in traditional offers

World-Class Distribution

  • BenBella Books Inc. is distributed by the premier distributor in the industry, Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Deep experience in accommodating special sales, with a special warehouse and sales team to accommodate your needs

A Focus on Impactful Stories

  • Strong editorial support and developmental editing guidance, but we always remember that this is your book and your voice
  • Relationships with Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Editor, and Marketer so no book gets orphaned

Our Authors

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Patrick Lencioni

The 6 Types of Working Genius

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

John Catsimatidis

How Far Do You Want to Go?

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

John Talty

The Leadership Secrets of Nick Saban

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Takako Hirata

The Virtual Leader

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Brad Deutser

Belonging Rules

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Julie Charlestein

How to Lead Your Family Business

Publishers Weekly Bestseller

David Magee

Dear William

Larry Csonka

Head On

Neil Dahlstrom

Tractor Wars

Graham Cochrane

How to Get Paid for What You Know

The single thing I'm most proud of: authors who can go anywhere come back to BenBella time and time again. Glenn Yeffeth, Publisher, BenBella Books

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