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Veteran Media Exec Deanna Brown Joins Digital Publisher Byliner

The stated mission of San Francisco subscription service byliner.com is as clear and direct as a literary opening sentence like “Call me Ishmael” or “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins:”

We publish award-winning original non-fiction and fiction, written to be read in two hours or less.

Now heading up those efforts as president is Deanna Brown, the former CEO of Federated Media Publishing. Before that, she was president of Scripps Networks Interactive and a VP-GM level influencer for both Yahoo and AOL. Early on in her illustrious career, Brown also founded Conde Nast’s digital division CondeNet.

One of the first orders of Byliner business for Brown will be to oversee the launch of the company’s first native App. From the recent announcement:

“I’m very excited to have an executive and entrepreneur as accomplished as Deanna join Byliner,” says John Tayman, Byliner’s founder and CEO. “She’s proven time and again just how skilled she is at growing companies and creating products that truly connect with readers—and that showcase world-class writing and authors. She’s an absolutely ideal fit for Byliner.”

Among the many authors working with Byliner are Amy Tan, Margaret Atwood, Chuck Palahniuk, New York Times reporter John Branch and recent Michael Kelly Award winner Brian Mockenhaupt.

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