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Steven Zacharius is the Chairman, President and CEO of Kensington Publishing Corp. Kensington is one of the last remaining large privately owned book publishers in the U.S. and is the largest privately owned mass market publishing company. Prior to joining Kensington over 20 years ago, he owned a printing brokerage firm, specializing in printing promotional material for the leading New York publishing houses. Before starting his own company, he was the Director of Manufacturing for Rolling Stone magazine. His interest in print manufacturing began when he worked as an Associate at Jules Kroll Associates, Inc., the leading worldwide investigator of white-collar crime; where he performed audits to uncover payoffs in the printing industry. Steven is the son of the late Walter Zacharius, the founder of Kensington Publishing Corp. His son, Adam Zacharius, has been working at Kensington for 7 years.

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Grandpa, What's a Bookstore?

(46) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 2:37 PM

Ten years from now will our children or grandchildren even know what a bookstore was? I live on Long Island, and we no longer have a major chain bookstore within ten miles of our home. I'm talking about Long Island, a highly populated are, not somewhere in the middle of...

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To Publish or Pass: The Editorial Meeting & Selecting Books for Publication

(11) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 8:13 AM

Publishers don't decide which books they're going to publish while sitting alone in a dark room with one little lamp burning. It's not a secretive process and it's not just a matter of a singular person's whims or personal tastes. Rather, this initial step in the traditional publishing process --...

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Self-Publishing: The Myth and the Reality

(102) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 11:13 AM

There was a time--and not all that long ago--when self-publishing was considered nothing short of blasphemy. So-called "vanity houses" would, for a price, produce your book. The costs varied, depending on the length, whether the work had photos or illustrations; a book of poetry or a novel would run about...

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