Innovative, experienced, and dynamic publishing executive with proven results in the development, implementation, and management of a broad range of print and electronic products for the academic, reference, and trade markets.

Principal, Donna Sanzone Consulting

Independent consultant providing a wide range of services to the publishing, education, and information industries. Specializing in strategic planning, new product development, content repurposing, and the transition from print to digital for both not-for-profit and for-profit companies and organizations.  Clients include not-for-profit organizations, publishers, digital startups.

Projects include academic database creation, competitive analysis, digital program development, project management.

Sample project:   For Choice (Association of College and Research Libraries) and The Charleston Advisor, I developed and managed a new review database, the ccAdvisor (www.ccAdvisor.org), launched in fall 2017:  a searchable, authoritative, peer-reviewed guide to academic databases, websites, and research tools.    

Vice President, Director of New Product Development, M.E. Sharpe, Publisher

Formulated and implemented new print and digital strategies for independent publisher, from creation of proprietary databases and ebook programs through licensing and distribution of e-products through multiple channels in library, academic, and retail markets.

Executive Editor, HarperCollins Publishers

Created, launched, and implemented a start-up joint imprint for Collins and the Smithsonian Institution, consisting of trade and academic titles and illustrated catalogs and reference works.

Editor in Chief, Scholastic Library Publishing

Developed and implemented a new product line, Grolier Academic, featuring award-winning reference publications in various areas (American studies, women’s studies, literature, contemporary issues, African American studies).

Editor in Chief, Macmillan Reference/G.K.Hall

Expanded and managed print and electronic programs for leading academic publishers, focusing on the creation of innovative, successful products in a broad range of subjects, including women’s studies, art, literature, history, and African American studies.