Association of Publishers
for Special Sales
President: Mary Neighbour
Mary and her husband Andrew own and operate MediaNeighbours, a successful publishing services company. Chiefly working with New Mexico authors, artists, and nonprofits, MediaNeighbours provides writing and editing, design and production, and marketing and promotional assistance to all who want to create books. Knowledgeable in both print and digital prepress processes, they specialize in memoirs, self-help, art books, and other books with distinct niche marketing potential.
Mary and Andrew care about their clients’ stories, and the books produced from these stories have garnered National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA), the Eric Hoffer Award, the Montaigne Medal, the Global EBook Awards, and the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Awards.
An award-winning writer herself, Mary is passionate about how words are used. As a veteran book editor with more than twenty-five years of experience, Mary knows industry standards and ensures that manuscripts are professional in every aspect. With calm, insightful, supportive guidance, she lends wings to an author’s prose and concepts. And her training in layout and design stretches back to the days when Adobe InDesign was PageMaker.
Continuously producing her own creative works, Mary’s short fiction has won awards, including the 2009 William Van Wert Short Fiction Award for her story, “Gray.” In 2006 the Toby Press published her first book, Speak Right On – Dred Scott, a neo-slave narrative. In 2007 she gave a presentation to the Library of Congress on the 150th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott case. The webcast of this talk is available online.
Vice President: Karen Bomm
Contact Mary to help organize APSS-Santa Fe: (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Phone: (505)474-6309
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