Jeffrey Yamaguchi is a publishing executive and digital media maker working at the crossroads of publishing, audio, and edtech. Currently he’s on the leadership team working to build a new publishing venture at Blackstone Publishing, as well as serving on the digital committee at Poets & Writers. Formerly he was the digital director at Knopf / Doubleday (Penguin Random House) and Abrams Books.
Jeffrey teaches publishing courses at NYU, including “Digital Trends in the Book Industry” and “Digital Storytelling Platforms and Methods,” as well as online courses focused on digital marketing at Mediabistro. He’s also presented and led workshops/panels at conferences such as the Flathead River Writers Conference, NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute, and Yale’s Publishing Course, as well as spearheaded large-scale digital publishing seminars for major publishing groups in the US, Argentina, and China.
Additionally, Jeffrey is the author of several books, including 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity, published by Perigee/Penguin Random House, and his poetry and stories have recently been published by Okay Donkey, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Memoir Mixtapes, Nightingale & Sparrow, and Vamp Cat Magazine, among other literary journals. His short films include Body of Water and Unsettled, and he co-produced the #TalkTraffic video series for the New York Anti-Trafficking Network.
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