William Duke, Founding Partner
Book News Network co-founder William Duke is owner of Duke International Media, a media representative and marketing services company. In 2003 he launched Bridal News Network, a feature release company serving a wide client base including DeBeers, Crane's Stationery, ExclusivelyWeddings.com, Diamondsafe.com, Allstate Insurance and others.
In the latter part of the 90's, he directed New Media at Cowles Business Media and prior to that formed Magazinedata, an online directory producing web-based media kits for clients such as Smithsonian, Time, Money, Business Week and Forbes.
At Hearst Magazines, William Duke served as Sales Development Director of the Corporate Advertising Sales Group, the New York Manager of Cosmopolitan magazine and the National Sales Director of Popular Mechanics. Earlier ad sales experience included The Nation, New York magazine and Scientific American.
William graduated with a BA from Dartmouth College in 1976 and received his MBA from Fordham University in 1986.
Sheila Sullivan, Founding Partner
Sheila Sullivan, co-founder of the Book News Network, is a strong editorial and media relations practitioner. Her fashion experience was instrumental as a founding partner of Bridal News Network.
Earler in her career she was associated with the worlds most prestigious fashion magazines; Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. As Bazaars Senior Fashion Editor, she covered the international fashion collections several times each year in Milan, London, Rome, Paris and New York. In her position, Sheila established a rapport not only with the key designers and media who shape the look of fashion but also with the taste makers in all areas of lifestyle, including interior design, entertainment and the arts.
In the 1990's, Sheila Sullivan formed a fashion communications business which provided creative services, media relations, image development and marketing direction to several fashion industry brands.
Bruce Henderson, Editorial Consultant
Bruce Henderson began his writing career as a newspaper
reporter for the Dallas Times Herald, was sent to Argentina as a staff
foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, and after more than two
years in Buenos Aires, was invited to become a TIME-LIFE roving correspondent
in Latin America and the Caribbean. He spent more than five years covering
South America, Central America, and the Caribbean (including the Cuban
revolution). He is fluent in Spanish (and currently also does Spanish-English
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