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IBPA Board Member Elizabeth Turnbull One of Publishing’s 'Best and Brightest'

Monday, September 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
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By Fior Fabian (for IBPA) --

IBPA board member Elizabeth Turnbull has been named a 2016 PW Star Watch honoree. PW joined forces with the Frankfurt Book Fair to celebrate new leaders who are making their mark in the U.S publishing community, and help them expand their global network.

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Three hundred (300) publishers were nominated and the list was whittled down to forty (40) honorees. The top honoree will be announced on September 15, 2016 at a reception in New York City.

See the complete PW Star Watch 2016 list here.

Join us in congratulating Elizabeth on this great honor. We look forward to seeing what she does next!


About Elizabeth Turnbull -

Elizabeth Turnbull is the Senior Editor at Light Messages Publishing. Elizabeth has worked with Light Messages for three years, and under her tenure, the press has added a new imprint and expanded to a total of 15-20 titles a year, many of which have gone on to be award winners and bestsellers in their categories.

Elizabeth also writes children’s books centered around rural Haiti where she was born and raised. Prior to joining Light Messages, she ran a marketing and fundraising company for nonprofits. Elizabeth studied Spanish and Journalism at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and received her MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University.

Elizabeth currently lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina with her husband, where they are starting a small farm.

Elizabeth Turnbull (far right) with Publishers Weekly’s Jim Milliot (third from right) and others at the September 15, 2016 Publishers Weekly StarWatch event in New York City

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