Editorial Director, Lifestyle & Culinary, at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Greater New York City Area
Director, Rights and Acquisitions
1999 to 2001
Aevitas Creative Management
Greater New York City Area
Hachette Book Group
V.P., Editorial Director, Grand Central Life & Style
2009 to January 2019
Hachette Book Group USA
V.P., Editorial Director, Springboard Press
April 2006 to 2009
Time Warner Book Group
Associate Publisher, Bulfinch Press
February 2002 to March 2006
Bookspan (Direct Group of North America)
1993 to 1999
New York, NY
What company does Karen Murgolo work for?
Karen Murgolo works for QVC Publishing
What is Karen Murgolo's role at QVC Publishing?
Karen Murgolo is Director, Rights and Acquisitions
What industry does Karen Murgolo work in?
Karen Murgolo works in the Publishing industry.
💼 Past Experience
A. Education and experience:Karen Murgolo has an undergraduate degree in English from Brandeis University, where she was a member of the literary community. After graduation, Karen worked as an editorial staff at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, before joining the editorial team at QVC Publishing in 1999. There, she worked as a literary agent and V.P. of Editorial Director at Grand Central Life & Style at Hachette Book Group.B. Work experience:From 2009 to January 2019, Karen Murgolo was a V.P. of Editorial Director, Lifestyle & Culinary, at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.gha.C. Personal experience:I am an editor, writer, and author. I have worked on books in the lifestyle and narrative categories, and have particular experience in the health and wellness area. As a literary agent, I negotiated book deals for authors like Gwyneth Paltrow, Gordon Ramsay, Misty Copeland, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Michael Roizen, Jean Chatzky, Dr. William Li, Wolfgang Puck, Bobbi Brown, and others. In my role as Senior Editor at Bookspan (Direct Group of North America), I acquired and edited book club rights for lifestyle and wellness books from all publishers through their subsidiary rights departments. Additionally, I developed original books for the book clubs in the areas of history, health, self-help, and reference.
Karen Murgolo's EducationKaren Murgolo studied at Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course from 2006 to 2007. During her time at Radcliffe, Karen earned a BA cum laude, with a concentration in Government. Karen also studied at Wesleyan University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After earning her undergraduate degree, Karen continued her education by completing a Government at Wesleyan University program. This program provided Karen with valuable experience in the field of Government. Karen is currently a graduate of Wesleyan University with a degree in business administration.
💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills
In my previous positions, I have acquiring, editing, and promoting books in the the following subjects: Memoir, relationships, style, wellness, career, self-actualization. I am currently a Senior Editor at Bookspan (Direct Group of North America) from 1993 to 1999 (6 years) in New York, NY. I also have experience managing book club rights for lifestyle and wellness books from all publishers through their subsidiary rights departments. My goal is to help authors reach a wider audience through my editorial skills and business acumen.
Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)
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