Organization: Palgrave Macmillan
Born and Lived: Dublin, Ireland, then moved to United Kingdom after graduation, and have been living in New York for the last 6 months.
Professional Career and Activities: In charge of Palgrave Macmillan’s Sales & Rights team globally, dealing with print and online sales and licensing.
In My Spare Time: Keen triathlete, in training for my first Ironman Triathlon in Canada next August.
Favorite Books: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins; The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood & Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Pet Peeves: People who stop suddenly in front of you on the sidewalk in New York!
Philosophy: Don’t worry about the things you can’t control
Most Memorable Career Achievement: I have two: launching our ebooks platform, PalgraveConnect in record time, and PalgravePivot
Goals I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: To have convinced faculty members that research really is better accessed online!
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: Mainly digital with researchers being able to access all the content they need, from every publisher, when they need it.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.