Deanna Brown Joins Byliner as President
Hailed by Fast Company as “One of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World,” Byliner works directly with the world’s best writers to deliver stories to readers. The company publishes original fiction and nonfiction e-shorts by top authors, including bestsellers such as Amy Tan’s Rules for Virgins, Margaret Atwood’s Positron, Jon Krakauer’s Three Cups of Deceit, Ann Patchett’s The Getaway Car, Nick Hornby’s Everyone’s Reading Bastard, Richard Russo’s Nate in Venice, and Chuck Palahniuk’sPhoenix. These e-shorts are written to be read in two hours or less, and can be purchased individually through major digital bookstores. The entire Byliner Originals library is available online to Byliner subscribers, who also get access to premium content from Byliner’s by-invitation community of writers—including thousands of rarely seen and exclusive stories from bestselling authors.
The two-year-old company has published more than 30 bestsellers, including the first e-short to reach No. 1 on the New York Times E-book Best Seller List, Elizabeth Kaye’sLifeboat No. 8. Last month, Byliner authors were honored with two of journalism’s most prestigious prizes: New York Times reporter John Branch was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for Snow Fall, which was released simultaneously in expanded form as the first in a series of New York Times / Byliner Originals. And Brian Mockenhaupt won the Michael Kelly Award for his Byliner Original The Living and the Dead, the tragic, deeply moving story of three close friends in a remote Marine encampment in Afghanistan. The Living and the Dead was also named a finalist for the 2013 National Magazine Award in Feature Writing, and novelist Jennifer Haigh’s Byliner Original The Boy Vanishes was chosen as a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction.