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Booktrope

Publishing reinvented, using today’s web-based tools for book development, production and marketing.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 8
  • Website booktrope.com

Company Summary

Booktrope is the creator of Team Publishing - a low-overhead network of autonomous creative teams who create/market books (team includes author, editor, marketing manager and designer). Teams are paid with royalties on sales. Revenues are from sales of ebooks and print-on-demand books, so over 90% of product costs do not occur until after sale. Our simple model is easily scalable using online collaboration tools and new book technologies.

Team

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    Katherine Fye Sears
    Co-Founder/CMO

    Formerly Marketing Manager at NetApp, ADIC, Siemens, founder of Kantrak.

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    Ken Shear
    Co-Founder/CEO

    Formerly led e-discovery startups (EED, SPI Litigation Direct), author, attorney.

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    Andy Roberts
    CTO

    Formerly Dir of Development at TSS, a lead gen B2B startup that recently exited for $230M and earlier, web architect at IBM, UPS,  NBA.com.

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    Heather Ludviksson
    COO

    Formerly Business Analyst and Global Strategic Marketing Manager at Kimberly Clark

Advisors

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    Stephan Coonrod K&L Gates
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Friends/Family/Founders
    Unconfirmed