Jess M. Brallier
Jess M. Brallier—an award-winning book publisher, best-selling author, and web publisher—is currently Publisher and General Manager of Family Education Network, a leading online publisher for:
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During his diverse book-publishing career, Brallier has held various positions at Little Brown, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Addison Wesley, and Penguin. He has worked with such talents as Bailey White, William Shirer, Ansel Adams, Tracy Kidder, William Least Heat Moon, Berkley Breathed, William Manchester, Norman Mailer, Jeff Kinney, and T. Berry Brazelton.
Brallier founded the children’s publishing imprint, Planet Dexter (Penguin), which published best-selling books and secured scores of book club, electronic, foreign, TV/video, exhibit, serial, and merchandising licenses. Its content was praised by kids, parents, and teachers and recognized with numerous awards from the American Library Association, Learning Magazine, and Parents’ Choice.
Of the more than thirty published books that Brallier authored, half are adult titles and half children’s books.
He often speaks and lectures on the subject of publishing and writing, has served on the faculty of both The Howard University Book Publishing Institute and Emerson College; and as an evaluator for The Radcliffe (Columbia) Publishing Course. Brallier won book publishing’s LMP Individual Achievement Award in recognition of his marketing campaign for three New York Times best sellers: Reinventing Government by David Osborne, Mama Makes Up Her Mind by Bailey White, and Touchpoints by T. Berry Brazelton. He has served on P.E.N. panels, lectured at Harvard, and spoken at numerous writers conferences.
Brallier is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.A.) and Boston University (M.S.). He resides in Massachusetts, with his wife and children.
Books by Jess Brallier
Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Maxims, Mottoes, Sound Bites, Speeches, Asides, and) Memorable Quotes from America’s Presidents with Sally Chabert (Viking)
Celebrate America with Sally Chabert (Penguin Group)
Y2Kids: Your Guide to the Millennium (Penguin Group)
Who Was Albert Einstein? (Penguin Young Readers Group)
Going, Going, Gone: This Book Disappears! (Penguin Group)