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Jon Maunder has worked in book publicity and marketing since 2010, in both the U.K. and the U.S.. Prior to that, he worked at Bookmarks, an independent bookstore in London, organizing events and curating the book selection.
From 2013-2017, he was Communications Director at Zed Books, where he directed high-profile campaigns for books such as The Global Minotaur by Yanis Varoufakis, Leftover Women by Leta-Hong Fincher, Turkey: the Insane and the Melancholy by Ece Temelkuran, North Korea: State of Paranoia by Paul French, Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi, and Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur.
Since then he has managed high-profile campaigns for books such as K-Punk: the Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher, Infinite Resignation by Eugene Thacker, Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement edited by Shelly Oria, Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul by Leila Taylor, Abolish Silicon Valley by Wendy Liu, You People by Nikita Lalwani, and Wolf Lamb Bomb by Aviya Kushner.
Books and authors he has worked with have been covered by Amanpour on CNN, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, The New York Review of Books, Vice, The New Yorker, The Nation, Literary Hub, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Bookforum, The Wall Street Journal, Refinery 29, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, WNYC/NPR, KCRW's 'Bookworm', KBOO's 'Between the Covers', Chapo Trap House, Lapham's Quarterly, Jacobin, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and many more.
While at Zed, Jon was also responsible for organizing a series of high-profile, successful book events and contributing to the company's rebrand and social media growth. He has also worked in publicity and marketing for Verso Books, Profile Books, and Pluto Press.
Jon lives in Chicago with his partner and visits New York and London twice a year to meet with journalists and newspaper, magazine, and website editors.