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Janet Goldstein
National Geographic Books
1145 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC, DC 20036

National Geographic Books explore our world, our planet, and our lives with a sense of adventure, passion, entertainment, inspiration, and fun. From fully illustrated full-color works to beautifully designed narrative nonfiction, from illustrated reference to inspirational gift books and travel guides, NG Books publishes a wide range of nonfiction in the fields of photography, science, nature, birds, animals, history, religion, health, memoir, and more.

Reference, Biography, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Science, Adventure, Exploration, Photography
It's Not About the Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks, coauthored with Howard Behar (Porfolio/Penguin Group USA). The book project began with high-level editorial and publishing

Consulting and literary representation of Susan Scott's Fierce Leadership (Broadway Business 2009); Mary J. Lore's Managing Thought (Mc-Graw-Hill 2010); Shama Kabani's Zen of Social Media Marketing

Content strategy for the launch of a technology driven self-help membership site.

Creation of the Publishing Reset Home Study Program; Launch of Book Breakthrough workshops (NYC, Dallas, online)

Notable authors and experts she's personally edited and published include national best-selling:
Finerman's Rules: The Secrets I'd Only Tell My Daughters About Success at Work and in Life by Karen Finerman(forthcoming '14)
It's Not About the Coffee: Leadership Lessons from a Life at Starbucks by Howard Behar with Janet Goldstein
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Fierce Conversations and by Susan Scott
Unstuck by Keith Yamashita
Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel
The ADD Answer Book by Dr. Frank Lawlis
If the Buddha Dated series by Charlotte Kasl
The Diet Cure by Julia Ross
Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das
The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams, and other fiction and nonfiction by Barbara Kingsolver
The Dance of Anger series by Harriet Lerner
The Courage to Heal series by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
Your Sacred Self and other books by Wayne Dyer
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Kurcinka
Recent acquisitions and publications of the National Geographic Books group include:
Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Tips and Techniques (Jan '13)
National Geographic Angry Birds, National Geographic Angry Birds Space, National Geographic Angry Birds Fiery Forces in collaboration with Rovio
The Aviators by Winston Groom (Fall '13)
The Blue Zones -- Dan Beuttner's revised edition about the 9 Lessons of the world's longest-lived people, excerpted in the New York Times Sunday Magazine
Life in Color --gorgeous full-color photography book celebrating color from the archives of National Geographic and beyond
The Bird Watcher's Bible: A Complete Treasury
Prior to her role as SVP, Editorial Director at National Geographic Books, Janet ran a boutique Publishing & Strategy practice for six years; held increasingly senior editorial and management positions at HarperCollins Publishers; was part of the executive start-up team at Broadway Books; and was an executive editor and director of the Penguin Compass spirituality imprint at Viking Penguin. She was the book director of the NYU Summer Publishing Institute from 2005 through 2008 and she has spoken at University of Michigan, City College of New York City, the Wealthy Though Leader conference, the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference, the Small Press Center, the ASJA, and many other live and virtual events.
Acquiring editors at National Geographic Books include: Hilary Black, Lisa Thomas, Susan Hitchcock, Bridget English.
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