Authors On The Web
Who We Are
Founder/President: Carol Fitzgerald
Carol Fitzgerald is co-Founder and President of The Book Report Network (TBRN) --- a group of Internet sites about books and authors that have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of booklovers since 1996. Programming is organized by demographic at Bookreporter.com, 20SomethingReads.com, Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com and by special interest at ReadingGroupGuides.com GraphicNovelReporter.com and FaithfulReader.com. Website visitors can read reviews and author interviews, subscribe to newsletters and participate in interactive polls and contests. TBRN is recognized as an online leader of informed, contemporary book news, reviews, and author interviews.
The company's Authors on the Web division provides Website Design and Development and Internet Marketing/Publicity for authors and publishers. To date the Company has built websites for more than 225 authors and publishers and implemented Internet Marketing /Publicity programs for more than 300 titles.
Prior to founding TBRN, Fitzgerald spent 17 years at Conde Nast where she developed broad-based marketing, promotion and publicity programs. Fitzgerald has a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University.
Website Design + Development
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After earning a B.A. in both English and Public Relations from the University of Alabama, Josh headed to New York to work in book publishing in 2008. He worked at LJK Literary Management first as an intern and then as Executive Assistant to the firm’s founder, Larry Kirshbaum. At The Book Report Network he liaises with clients, publishers and the in-house design and production teams to ensure that projects are effectively carried out.
Vicky Kariolic began writing HTML code on Notepad in 1997 for her personal webpage. Over the next 10 years, she worked intermittently on improving her knowledge of the web standards, adding XHTML and CSS to her knowledge base. When she joined the web development team in 2007, she realized there was a lot more to learn and enjoys
Wiley Saichek began working in the book industry while he was still a student, assisting novelists Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Suzy McKee Charnas with online publicity projects, shelving books at a local used book store, moderating select Book Report Network chat rooms and message boards and interning at Tor Books. After graduating from the University of Houston-Victoria, Wiley joined The Book Report Network full-time and has worked in a number of capacities. He currently directs outreach campaigns and blog tours for the company's author and publisher clients.
Anne Staszalek has been dealing with the literary world for years. She spent 11 years in charge of programming at America Online’s Literary community prior to joining The Book Report Network. As a Marketing/Publicity Associate, she works on outreach campaigns and blog tours for authors and publishers.