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Category Archives: SPP (Strategic Packaging & Positioning)

Grigg, Madeline

Madeline Grigg is a Publishing Assistant within the strategic packaging and positioning department, where she primarily assists the main BenBella imprint. Before joining the BenBella team, she earned an MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University. A longtime reader of speculative fiction, her favorite authors include Becky Chambers, Martha Wells, Amal El-Mohtar, and Katherine Addison. …

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Fagiola, Ariel

Ariel Fagiola is a Publishing Assistant at BenBella Books. She primarily assists the Matt Holt Books and Smart Pop imprints, and the strategic packaging and positioning team. She graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelors in English and earned a publishing certificate from the Denver Publishing Institute. A few of her favorite authors are Stephen Graham Jones, …

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Beck, Sarah

Sarah Beck is a Publishing Assistant at BenBella Books, where she assists the acquisitions and strategic packaging and positioning departments. She graduated from the University of Denver in 2017 where she studied English and anthropology. Unable to stay away from the mountains, she went back to Denver to earn a publishing certificate at the Denver Publishing Institute. …

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Welte, Susan

Susan Welte is the Publishing Associate at BenBella Books, where she assists primarily in strategic packaging and positioning. Susan holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in English literature from Emporia State University, where she also competed in cross country and track and field. In 2017, she obtained a publishing certificate from the Denver Publishing Institute. …

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Kania, Alicia

Alicia Kania is the Vendor Content Manager at BenBella Books. She handles all product information needed for retailer listings, including sales copy development, endorsements outreach, and metadata coordination. Alicia has a BA in Advertising from the University of Texas at Arlington, which is located in her hometown. An avid sci-fi/fantasy reader, a few of Alicia’s favorite authors are Becky Chambers, …

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Lang, Adrienne

Adrienne Lang is the Deputy Publisher at BenBella Books and oversees the packaging and positioning of titles. Among many things, she is in charge of sales and publication information, cover development, vendor site listings, coordination of audio and foreign rights, and co-op opportunities. A proud native and fan of all things Kansas City, she somehow found herself in Fort Worth, …

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