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editor, design/production : kater@mountaineersbooks.org
Kate Rogers
Mountaineers Books & Skipstone
1001 SW Klickitat Way, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.mountaineersbooks.org
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Editor in Chief of Mountaineers Books/Skipstone, a leading outdoor, conservation, and sustainability publisher. Career has spanned more than twenty years, including positions at Waldenbooks, Bantam Doubleday Dell, and Sasquatch Books (Seattle), and as founder–principle of book packaging firm, Unleashed Book Development. Part-time lecturer on editing, publishing, and general media at the University of Washington and Seattle Community Colleges.
Strengths include acquisitions and development; art direction; packaging and positioning; mentorship of editorial and production staff.

Mountaineers Books, a Seattle-based 501(c)3-nonprofit, is the preeminent publisher of mountaineering literature and guidebooks—including our flagship title, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills—as well as of adventure narratives, natural history, and general outdoor recreation. Our lifestyle imprint, Skipstone, promotes a deeper connection to our natural world through sustainable practice and backyard activism, with an emphasis on foods, gardening, and healthful living in the Pacific Northwest. Braided River titles use wildlife photography and writing to inspire wilderness conservation and long-term protection of wild places in the Arctic and the West that are in danger of disappearing.
All of our publications are made possible through the generosity of donors, and through sales of more than 500 titles on outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyle, and conservation.


years experience: 23
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Reference, Biography, History, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Sports, Science, Natural history, Mountaineering, Conservation
OTHER TITLES ACQUIRED/EDITED
Backyard Roots: Lessons on Living Local from 35 Urban Farmers
The Bar Mitzvah and the Beast: One Family's Cross-Country Ride of Passage by Bike
Cairns: Messengers in Stone
Climbing the Seven Summits
Elwha: A River Reborn
Fit by Nature: The AdventX Twelve-Week Outdoor Fitness Program
Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Crops at Home
The Pacific Crest Trailside Readers
Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rainforest
The Sled Book: Notes Concerning Winter's Favorite Pastime
Stand Up Paddling: Flatwater to Surf and Rivers
Uncle Dave's Cow: And Other Whole Animals My Freezer Has Known
The Urban Farm Handbook: City-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and Preparing What You Eat
Wilderness & Travel Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Urban Pantry: Tips & Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable & Seasonal Kitchen, by Amy Pennington
The Owl and the Woodpecker: Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds, by Paul Bannick
Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager, by Langdon Cook
The Don’t Die Out There Deck, by Mountaineers Books
Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day, by Grist.org
MOST RECENT PURCHASES
"I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail," by Gail D. Storey (agent, Ellen Levine, Trident)
"Rowing Into the Son: Four Young Men Crossing the North Atlantic," by Jordan Hanssen (agent, Anne Depue)
"The Tecate Journals: Seventy Days on the Rio Grande," by Keith Bowden (agent, Peter McGuigan, Foundry Media)
"Forget Me Not: A Memoir," by Jennifer Lowe-Anker, foreword by Jon Krakauer (agent, Susan Golomb); NOBA winner
PREVIOUS PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
Editor in Chief, Mountaineers Books/Skipstone (current); lecturer, Univ of WA Editing Certificate (current); owner/principal, Unleashed Book Development (packager; clients included CPi, Rio Nuevo, Rockport, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Univ of WA Press, and Timber Press); instructor, Integrated Media, Seattle Central Community College; Senior Editor, Director of Best Places, Sasquatch Books; Marketing Manager, Sasquatch Books; Sales Rep associate, Bantam Doubleday Dell; bookseller, Beks Bookstore (independent); bookseller, Waldenbooks; graduate, Denver Publishing Institute.
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