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Diane Gedyminis the publisher of Grant’s Town Press, an independent publisher in Nassau, The Bahamas, where she edited and published Sir Orville Turnquest’s best seller What Manner of Man Is This? The Duke of Windsor’s Years in The Bahamas. She is also the founder and president of The Publisher’s Desk, which offers professional publishing services to authors, publishers and literary agents such as author coaching, editing, packaging, and publishing consultation.

An experienced veteran of the book publishing industry, Gedymin has worked in nearly every area of the book publishing industry and published many U.S. national best sellers. Positions include senior vice president and publisher of HarperSanFrancisco (HarperCollins) where she acquired and edited Sidney Poitier’s #1 New York Times best-selling autobiography, The Measure of a Man, and was the worldwide host publisher of Just as I Am by Billy Graham,  another #1 New York Times best seller; vice president and senior editor at the Putnam/Berkley Group (Penguin), where she edited and acquired Sheri Reynolds’ novel, The Rapture of Canaan, also a #1 New York Times best seller;  executive editor of Turner Publishing;  vice president, editorial director, iUniverse, a self-publishing service provider; and a literary agent affiliated with Carlisle & Company (Inkwell). Gedymin is the co-author of Get Published! Professionally, Affordably, Fast.  She divides her time between the metro New York City area and The Bahamas. (diane@thepubdesk.com; or  publisher@grantstownpress.com)