Carol Fitzgerald is founder and president of The Book Report Network (TBRN), which connects readers and authors in three ways.
First there is 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, 20SomethingReads, Teenreads and Kidsreads and by special interest at ReadingGroupGuides, GraphicNovelReporter and FaithfulReader. 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.
Second, the company’s Authors on the Web division provides website design and development for authors and publishing professionals. To date the company has built websites for more than 235 authors and publishers.
And now, Carol is formally offering Consulting Services. After years of sharing ad-hoc advice and consultation for authors, agents and publishers, she has identified key strategies that she can offer, for a fee.
Prior to founding TBRN, Fitzgerald spent 17 years at Condé Nast, where she developed broad-based marketing, promotion and publicity programs. Fitzgerald has a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University.
Greg Fitzgerald has worked for The Book Report Network since 2006, though he has been part of the TBRN family — literally and figuratively — since 1996. As Accounts Manager, he acts as a liaison for both website clients at AuthorsOnTheWeb, and editorial clients at the other websites of The Book Report Network. He also handles accounting for TBRN. In his free time, Greg enjoys traveling, volunteering on the boards of the New England Lighthouse Lovers and World Ship Society Port of New York Branch, curling, and off-roading his classic Land Rovers. Greg is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center, with a B.A. in History.
Jennifer Lai graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in studio arts. It was while studying online journalism at Columbia University that she developed her passion for web design. After working in journalism for two years, she decided to make the switch to design. At TBRN, she enjoys creating graphics and websites for the publishing industry, because it combines her love of art and writing.