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We believe books provide a platform for bigger, more meaningful discussions that advance your ideas.

About Clyde Hill Publishing

Books remain powerful tools for communication, influence and learning. Books provide a platform for bigger, more meaningful discussions that advance your ideas. Our prospective authors—founders, innovators, tinkerers and thinkers—are often overlooked and underserved by today’s book publishing industry. Traditional publishers, agents and editors can put up barriers rather than facilitate the creation of a new book.

Clyde Hill Publishing believes your ideas, stories, lessons, experiences and legacy must be published. At first it may simply emerge as a speech or an article. We work with you in a flexible, nimble way to publish the book you want, and the reader deserves. Our focus is nonfiction, including a range of topics: business and technology, engineering, biography and memoir, law, public policy and the occasional sports book.

Clyde Hill Publishing believes your ideas, stories, lessons, experiences and legacy must be published. At first it may simply emerge as a speech or an article. We work with you in a flexible, nimble way to publish the book you want, and the reader deserves. Our focus is nonfiction, including a range of topics: business and technology, engineering, biography and memoir, law, public policy and the occasional sports book.

Media inquiries can be sent to barbara@clydehillpublishing.com.

Meet the Team

Greg Shaw
Founding Investor

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Greg Shaw is the founding investor in Clyde Hill Publishing, and has deep roots in all aspects of publishing, including content development and promotion. He began his career as a journalist in Oklahoma, and has worked on numerous successful publishing efforts including co-author of Satya Nadella’s Hit Refresh and Kevin Scott’s Reprogramming the American Dream. He is author of The Ability Hacks and The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing. He assisted with Bill Gates and Peter Rinearson’s The Road Ahead as well as both the film and book aspects of the documentary, Waiting for Superman. He was CEO and publisher of Seattle’s Crosscut news, an independent editorial site that publishes long-form journalism and e-books. He served as an editor and publisher for John Rossman’s book, The Amazon Way and Think Like Amazon. Greg has been a communications executive at Microsoft and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Claudia Rowe
Editor-in-Chief

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Veteran print journalist and author Claudia Rowe has devoted much of her writing career to conveying complex ideas in penetrating, high-impact prose. She is known across the industry for writing that powerfully illuminates overlooked truths, and her narrative reporting has earned a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, as well as honors from the Nieman Center for Journalism at Harvard University, the Education Writers Association and the Society for Professional Journalists. Claudia has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Believing that ideas and innovation can be important channels for building community, Claudia seeks projects that educate, fascinate and push boundaries. In 2017, she published the award-winning memoir, The Spider and the Fly (HarperCollins), which has been optioned for film and explores the delicate tension between a news subject and interviewer.

A native of New York City, Claudia graduated from Bennington College in 1988, with a degree in literature. She spent seven years writing for The New York Times, and has been proud to call Seattle home since 2003. Sought-after for her expertise on education, social issues and journalism ethics, Claudia is a frequent radio and television news guest.

John Rossman
Investor

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John Rossman is an investor in Clyde Hill Publishing. A former Amazon executive, he is founder and managing partner of Rossman Partners and a former Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal (A&M), a global professional services firm. John and Greg are long-time collaborators in business and philanthropy, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

John is author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company (2014), The Amazon Way on IoT (2016) and Think Like Amazon (2019).

Barbara Bonner
Chief Marketing Officer, Assistant Editor

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Barbara Bonner is a marketing and communications expert with over 9 years of experience in crafting engaging storytelling across digital platforms for nonprofits, global companies, multi-million-dollar foundations, and individual authors. Barbara is a passionate storyteller and has a keen interest in helping authors—both veterans and those publishing their work for the first time—share their stories with the world.

Barbara has a B.A. in Political Science and History, and an M.A. in International Development with a focus in Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability.

Gail DiRe
Independent Bookstore Liaison, Xetera Media Services

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Gail is the independent bookstore liaison for Clyde Hill Publishing. Her many years working in the book industry has helped her build strong relationships with local independent bookstores, media producers, and event venues. For over 30 years, she has owned and operated Xetera Media Services. Xetera is a Northwest-based media service company that provides public relations, consulting, media connections, logistics, events and schedule management. Through Xetera she works with national publishing houses and PR firms as the local representative and guide for their authors, politicians, and celebrities that are on book tours in Seattle. Gail also works as a local publicist on nonfiction books, for media connections and events.

    Janet Gibb
    CPA, Gibb + Company PS

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    Janet is the founder of Gibb + Company in addition to serving as CPA for Clyde Hill Publishing. Janet started her accounting career nearly 20 years ago providing accounting and CFO services to closely-held businesses and their owners. With a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, she is known for putting clients at ease and explaining complicated tax issues in ways that can be understood. Janet is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants.  

    Alison DeGregorio
    Attorney

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    Alison DeGregorio is legal counsel for Clyde Hill Publishing. She brings over 15 years of legal experience to the company, with a focus on intellectual property, publishing, technology, M&A and general commercial transactions. Prior to her private practice, Alison was Senior Corporate Counsel for Digital Media at Amazon, where she supported Audible and Brilliance, in addition to being the lead lawyer for Kindle Marketing in the United States.

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