Stephen Bedford, Vice President of Marketing
Stephen started at S&S as a Marketing Specialist in May 2013 and has since overseen a range of title marketing and enterprise projects. He has been the marketing lead on some of the imprint’s most noteworthy and successful campaigns during the past 10 years, including multiple bestsellers from house authors Bob Woodward, David McCullough, Walter Isaacson, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Tony Robbins as well as Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty, Principles by Ray Dalio, The TB12 Method by Tom Brady, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Frederick Douglass by David Blight, Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur, and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat and Wendy MacNaughton. He was also a collaborator on the campaigns for #1 New York Times bestsellers State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny and the runaway smash hit The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave, which has sold more than 2 million units. Stephen also helped conceive and build the History in Five platform to help further market and promote nonfiction titles while also initiating content partnerships with the likes of The History Channel, LinkedIn, Morning Brew, Hulu, Sony Music, and many others. A former bookseller at the Bookworm of Edwards in Edwards, Col., Stephen also held a variety of roles on the sports desks of various newspapers in western North Carolina. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Richmond, the Denver Publishing Institute, and a native of the Boston area suburbs.