Christopher Matson is the editorial director of Campanile Books. His fourteen-year career in publishing has taken him from Crown and Rodale and now to his current role as Editorial Director for Campanile Books. Matson has worked with a variety of authors, ranging from textbook writers and ghostwriters to regional award-winners.
Linda Marus heads up author publicity, marketing and distribution at Campanile. Marus got her start in the industry working at the DeHart Literary Agency in Chicago before getting her first job in publicity at Madigan Books. She has also worked at the Bellingham Review, and as Editorial Director of First Light: A Magazine of Poetry and the Arts.
Staff who work with the Campanile team in bringing books to market include the following wonderful professionals.
We recommend them to you. All are available on a contract basis, beyond their work for Campanile.
Sara DeHaan is the owner of Inspired Illustration & Design, Sara has over 20 years experience as a book designer. She has held positions at The Close Up Foundation, Syracuse University Press, and The University of Wisconsin Press. Currently she designs books for both traditional publishers and self-publishers. She has degrees from University of Wisconsin–Madison in both journalism and graphic design. Sara can be reached via dehaanarts.com.
Elizabeth Johnson specializes in copyediting and line editing books—both fiction and nonfiction—for publishers and independent authors. She has edited mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, science fiction, literary fiction, YA and middle-grade novels, trail guides, how-to/advice books, memoirs, biographies and translations to English. Elizabeth is also copy chief for Girl Friday Productions, a book development and editorial consulting company. She is on the advisory board for the University of Washington’s editing certificate program and was on the board of directors for the Northwest Independent Editors Guild for two years, serving as president from 2012 to 2013. Clients include Sasquatch Books, Mountaineers Books, Braided River, Skipstone, Girl Friday Productions, Mouse Tales Press, and independent authors. Elizabeth can be reached via her website.
Kyra Freestar provides quality editorial services to authors and publishers: copyediting and proofreading for book-length nonfiction; developmental editing and copyediting for book-length science fiction and fantasy. Past projects include The No-Fault Classroom: Tools to Resolve Conflict & Foster Relationship Intelligence and other nonfiction books for PuddleDancer Press, an appendix of recipes for Eat by Choice, Not by Habit, editorial content for The Seattle Weekly, journal articles for Kindle-Hart Communication and The National Bureau of Asian Research. Kyra holds a University of Washington Certificate in Editing and Author-Editor Clinic training and is a Northwest Independent Editors Guild board member, 2012–present. Bridge Creek Editing.
Campanile Books are brought to market through Itasca Books Distribution, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and are available nationwide through Baker&Taylor and Ingram distribution networks.