Ampersand Marketing & Publishing Services was founded in 2011 by Peter Turner, a trade publishing professional with over 25 years of experience as a CEO, publisher, editor, and bookseller. Ampersand draws on the expertise of a broad array of leading media and marketing mavins–all with real-world, hands-on experience.
Peter Turner, Founder & CEO
“I’m the owner and CEO of IN books & media, a niche content marketing solution, and Ampersand Marketing & Publishing Services, a consulting firm devoted to B2C opportunities for small and mid-size publishers. I got started in the book business in 1984 as a bookseller at WordsWorth in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass., one of the country’s leading independent booksellers. I first entered publishing as an editorial intern at Shambhala Publications, a trade publisher who specializes in eastern philosophy, religion, psychology, and literature. As an editor, I acquired books written by Sharon Salzburg, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jack Kornfield, and Jim Harrison. In 2000, I became CEO and Publisher of Shambhala. During my tenure as CEO, I became very involved in growing Shambhala’s direct-to-consumer business both as a hedge against the growing influence of Amazon and with the goal of driving customer awareness.”
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