Lorraine Shanley

Lorraine Shanley is President of Market Partners International, a consulting firm that specializes in traditional and digital publishing in the US and internationally. One of the top recruiters in the industry, MPI also works with publishers, brands, cultural institutions and associations, and technology firms on various aspects of content development and distribution.  As well, Shanley serves as publisher of Publishing Trends, a monthly newsletter read by publishing professionals in 30 countries around the world.

Shanley began her career at Book-of-the-Month Club and QPB, now part of Direct Brands. After twelve years with the clubs, where she rose to the position of Executive Vice President, she left to launch her own consulting company.  She returned to publishing to become Editorial Director of HarperCollins Trade Books, but left to co-found Market Partners International.

A member (and past president) of Women’s Media Group, Shanley is on the Advisory Board of New York University’s Publishing Program, and the board of Fourth Story Media, a New York-based web development company.  She graduated from the University of Rochester and received her M.A. from the University of Virginia, where she serves on the Jefferson Fellowship selection committee.

Website: Market Partners International
Newsletter: Publishing Trends
Twitter: @lwshanley