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 world’s most prestigious fashion magazines; Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. As Bazaar’s 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 translating).

Later Bruce wrote for TIME in New York for eight and one-half years, rising to associate editor. He worked in both the "front-of-the-book" sections (principally foreign news and national affairs) and "back-of-the-book", and was responsible for thirteen TIME cover stories. He moved on from TIME to write books and has also been involved in executive speechwriting and preparing annual reports for major corporations, as well as in other corporate and professional communications. He has traveled widely in Europe, Turkey, and Canada as well as in Latin America.

He is or has been a member of the Washington Speechwriters’ Roundtable, the American Chamber of Commerce of Cuba in the United States, the British/Florida Chamber of Commerce; the Coral Gables (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce, and the United States Tennis Association.

 

 

 

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