Macmillan Launches Speakers Bureau
Macmillan announced the formation of Macmillan Speakers (http://MacmillanSpeakers.com/), a new agency that will place Macmillan's authors and other speakers at events and speaking engagements across the country. Founded by Ellis Trevor, formerly a publicist at St. Martin's Press, and Kathleen Gilligan, an editor at Thomas Dunne Books, the agency includes more than 100 speakers, including actor William Shatner and bestselling novelist Emily Griffin.
Trevor will be responsible for the agency's day-to-day management.
"Macmillan Speakers represents an important step in our company's overall strategy to continually enhance the marketing platform that we deliver to our authors," says Brian Napack, president of Macmillan. "Our goal, as a publisher, is to help authors reach the broadest possible audience in all the places that they congregate, regardless of the media type, format or venue."