Meet Our Team
Our goal at A&M Publishing is to publish books that grab readers from the opening chapter and keeps them turning pages. We want to maximize the reading experience with cover art that catches the consumer’s eye, flawless editing, and interior layouts that complement the story. As a publisher, we also feel a responsibility to our booksellers; which is why each A&M title is supported by an extensive marketing plan designed to sell books. Finally, we want to market our titles to the entertainment industry, seeking partnerships that will generate dramatic rights options in TV and the big screen. Each member of our team has not only achieved success in their chosen field of expertise but brings with them their own contacts to help us achieve our goals.
Actress, writer, ghost writer, financier, director… and now the lead producer of Warner Bros, MEG, Apelles Entertainment CEO Belle Avery has worn just about every hat to wear in Hollywood. In addition to MEG, Belle has also optioned the dramatic rights to Steve Alten’s The LOCH and SHARKMAN. . .and according to the author, has first right of refusal on anything he has ever written.
Tim Schulte has experience in virtually every facet of the book industry. He has been a National Book Buyer for a nationwide book Chain (Musicland), a Regional Marketing Director in charge of author promotion (Cedarfort Books) a National Accounts Manager for a major book wholesaler and publisher and a book retailer with experience in Independent and Big Box book selling.
Barbara Becker has worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years. She started volunteering for the Adopt-An-Author Reading Program in 2005 and now oversees the entire 5013-C, program, creating curriculum materials for teachers while spreading the word to schools across the U.S. A freelance book editor, she has been Steve Alten’s personal editor for the last ten years.
Quoted in several publications such as Forbes Magazine and just named as a contributing writer for Huffington Post and Addicted2Success.