Who We Are
Echo Point Books & Media was founded in Vermont in 2002, in the basement of a log cabin on a dirt road off a dirt road. Originally an outgrowth of the environmental quarterly Green Living Journal, the business began with one part-time employee, focused solely on selling damaged books, and partnering with top quality publishers. After nearly a decade of successful bookselling, in 2011 Echo Point republished its first out of print book. Now, in addition to selling books online, we are also a full service publisher. We handle editing, design, and marketing, using our savvy with online book marketplaces to bring attention to the titles we publish.
Today, Echo Point employs 50 people, and operates out of a 70,000 square foot warehouse in a former printing factory in Brattleboro, Vermont. In addition to being one of the largest online booksellers in the country, we now publish over 500 of our own titles, run an in-house alternative book-binding operation, and produce audio books.
At Echo Point Books & Media, we aim to help original content creators and their publishers maximize their income and work. We work with many of the largest publishers in the world. With over 1.5 million books sold online (and counting every day), we pride ourselves on our inside knowledge of publishing and selling books, and our passion for helping our partners reach their full income potential.
Some of the Crew
Like most people in the publishing world, Marshall is a book junkie–an avid reader, a bookstore and library hound, a published writer, editor, and publisher. Unlike many bookish sorts, Marshall is also a focused businessperson. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University, he had a very successful stint as a stockbroker (the savings and investments from that short period allowed him to subsidize more idealistic pursuits – see his New York Times Magazine column about that experience). Since then Marshall has been both a writer and small business owner.
Jake is a graduate of Carleton College and holds a MS in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. Along the way he has taught college and adult education courses, owned a private label manufacturing company specializing in tea and herbal formulations, maintained a private acupuncture practice, and has developed and marketed a wide assortment of online ventures. As an avid seeker of information both useful and arcane, Jake enjoys a growing knowledge base of software tidbits, homesteading, vintage motorcycle maintenance, and assorted culinary explorations.
Fred has been a book production professional for twenty-five years. Before coming to Echo Point Books, he was the production manager at the Vermont-based Countryman Press (a subsidiary of the independent, employee-owned publisher W.W. Norton in New York) for over twenty years. He is an addicted writer and top-of-the-ladder thespian-enthusiast. A native from South Burlington, Vermont, he has reached the bottom of the state and can’t go any further.
Mark meets the challenges of work and life with conscious efficiency, which is highly valued at Echo Point Books & Media. When not managing staff and operations of our book sales, he loves to be outside, working with his hands, and spending time with family. Mark holds a BA in Mass Communications from Franklin Pierce College and Permaculture Design Certificate from Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, CA.
MANAGER, RIGHTS & ACQUISITIONS
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Sean is interested in ancient history, analytic philosophy, radical politics, and baseball.