Women in Publishing: Thriving in a Changing Industry

DATE & TIME: 9:30am - 4:00pm EDT April 15
Join us for this one-day virtual workshop featuring women leaders, such as Sue Fleming, Vice President and Executive Director of Corporate Marketing for Simon & Schuster, and Miriam Parker, VP, Associate Publisher at Ecco Press.


Scheduled Events

9:30-10:45 am


Featured Speaker: Sue Fleming, VP and Executive Director of Corporate Marketing, Simon & Schuster Digital.

11:00-12:00 pm

Children’s Book Panel

Moderator: Ann Dye, Senior Director, Marketing, HarperCollins Publishers


Faye Bi, Director of Publicity, Bloomsbury Publishing

Siena Koncsol, Associate Director of Publicity, Little, Brown for Young Readers

Jacquelynn Burke, Associate Director of Publicity, HarperCollins Children’s Publishing


12:15-1:15 pm

Keynote speaker

Miriam Parker, writer and VP, Associate Publisher at Ecco Press. 

Title: Taking the Path Less Traveled.

1:45-2:30 pm

Featured Speaker: Heidi Krupp, CEO of Krupp Kommunications. Title of Talk: Building a Successful PR Business.

3:00-4:00 pm

Panel, Pace MS in Publishing Alums

Moderator: Jessica Napp, Associate Publicity Director, Rizzoli


Program Cost

General Public                  $15.00

For General Admissions, please register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.

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MMC and Pace students may RSVP below at no cost.



M. Parker Photo

Miriam Parker has worked in book publishing for more than twenty years and is currently the VP, Associate Publisher of Ecco, an imprint at Harper Collins. In her career she has worked with bestselling and award-winning authors such Anthony Bourdain, Amy Tan, Natasha Trethewey, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Rumaan Alam, Questlove, Ed Yong, Kevin Wilson, Benjamin Moser, Louise Gluck, David Sedaris, Elin Hilderbrand, Malcolm Gladwell, Donna Tartt, David Baldacci, Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson, David Perlmutter, Walter Mosley, and Michael Connelly. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington and a BA in English from Columbia University. She is also the author of The Shortest Way Home, a novel published by Dutton and her second novel Room & Board is forthcoming from Dutton in 2022.

Sue Fleming is the Vice President, Executive Director of Corporate Marketing for Simon & Schuster. She develops and maintains the strategy for several key S. Fleming Photomarketing programs supporting all divisions of Simon & Schuster, including Adult, Children’s, and Audio. She manages the teams that provide editorial direction of all content on the company’s consumer-facing site,, and newsletter programs; curates and manages book content for all proprietary verticals and backlist retail marketing and manages creation, production, and syndication of all video and digital design content to Simon & Schuster sites and various marketing partners. She was named one of the 50 Top Women In Publishing by Book Business Magazine.

Described by Bella NYC Magazine as being “passionate, energetic, and full of life,” Krupp Kommunications (K2) founder and CEO, Heidi Krupp-Lisiten, is right at H. Krupp Photohome in the world of marketing, promotion and media. With over 25 years in the field, Heidi has become recognized as an industry leader who works closely with her clients to develop innovative 360-degree brand platforms designed to engage consumers, excite media, drive awareness, and most importantly, deliver quantifiable business outcomes.

As the head of Krupp Kommunications, Heidi provides multi-disciplined marketing solutions, including unique strategic PR programs, on behalf of globally recognized brands such as Weight Watchers, Ann Taylor, Gaiam, and Everyday Health. K2 has placed over 80 books on the New York Times bestseller lists, including #1 bestsellers, Money: Master the Game, The South Beach Diet, The Shift, and The Melt Method. Notably, K2’s recent work with Nerium International (the fastest-growing direct sales company in the world) has helped them to achieve their U.S. goals and expand into other countries, including Canada, Mexico, and Korea.

Registration for this event is now closed.