Happy birthday to our favorite curmudgeon James DeMaiolo
The retired Tachyon Marketing Director, James DeMaiolo brought his extensive experience in sales, marketing, and publicity to Tachyon. During his forty years in the book business as retail bookseller, book buyer, and an associate editor, DeMaiolo honed his expertise with stints at Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, Henry Holt, Berkeley, Tor, and Applause Books.
Joining Tachyon in 2010, he was instrumental in the development and production of many projects, most notably the World Fantasy Award winner THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY, INVADERS: 22 TALES FROM THE OUTER LIMITS OF LITERATURE, and Thomas M Disch’s final novel THE WORD OF GOD: OR, HOLY WRITE REWRITTEN. Among his numerous duties during his tenure, DeMaiolo produced most of Tachyon’s ebooks.
DeMaiolo is, also, a published playwright (The Scarlet Letter: the play ) and edited a collection of essays on the Federal Theatre Project and a Living Newspaper scenario, The Thrill of Finding Money (2010).
All of us at Tachyon miss Jim’s steady guidance, vast wealth of knowledge, and most importantly his clever and often insightful wit. We also wish him a happy birthday. Hopefully retirement brings you joy by allowing to do things that you don’t hate too much.