New England Publishing Associates, Inc.
NEPA's Managing Director is Roger S. Williams. Roger has worked in publishing for over thirty years as a bookseller and sales director at Bantam Doubleday Dell, and Simon and Schuster. His background has spanned a broad range of successful positions from many publishing industry perspectives. He has been involved in sales, marketing, merchandising, editorial, and product development. He has run, and owned successful bookstores (both corporate and independent), he has sold to traditional and special sales accounts, national retail, wholesale, mass market, and independent channels. Williams was one of the first industry sales directors to educate other industry professionals on the new technologies and helped to develop one of publishing's first umbrella websites (www.bookwire.com in 1995). Roger is a member of the Association of Author's Representatives.
NEPA was founded in 1989 by Elizabeth Frost-Knappman. Frost-Knappman was formerly a Senior Editor at William Morrow and Doubleday, and an Editor at the Natural History Press and William Collins & Sons (London).She is also the author of the Clio Companion to Women's Progress in America (ABC-Clio, 1994), and The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations (Pharos/World Almanac, 1993). She has co-authored Women’s Rights on Trial: 101 Historic American Trials (Gale Research, December 1996), the Women's Suffrage in America: An Eyewitness History (Facts On File, 1992 and 2005). She also co-edited The Quotable Lawyer (Facts On File, 1986) and is the General Editor of the CD-ROM Women in America, (Research Publications/Primary Source Media: CD-ROM series, American Journey: History in Your Hands, 1994.) Now retired, she is Agent Emeritus of NEPA.
Edward W. Knappman (1944 - 2011)Before joining NEPA in 1990, Ed Knappman was the publisher and executive vice president of Facts On File. There he initiated, planned and executed that company’s move from subscription services into reference book publishing, personally acquiring some 400 reference titles. He also launched Facts On File’s British operation, conceived and developed two of its periodical services, and supervised FOF’s editorial, marketing, production, electronic publishing and computer services department. He was also the editor of Great American Trials (Gale Research, 1994; revised edition 2002) and Great World Trials (Gale Research, 1996).
NEPA has offices in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
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