January 1, 2020 — 1,001 Dark Nights announces a new business partner and a new imprint.
With over 2.5 million books sold since 2014, Evil Eye Concepts Inc. (parent company of 1001 Dark Nights) welcomes partner, Jillian Greenfield Stein who has served as Social Media Manager for 1,001 Dark Nights since 2014.
In a statement co-creators Liz Berry and M.J. Rose said, “There was only one person we even considered asking to join us as a partner — if Jillian had said no –we wouldn’t have looked further. She’s been with us from the beginning and has impressed us with her talent and energy since she came on board. She has impeccable taste and an ability to interact with the authors second to none.”
“The 1,001 Dark Nights family has been such a huge part of my life for the past six years. To be so lucky to have Liz and M.J., two women I admire for so many reasons, welcome me into this incredible partnership is truly a dream come true,” said Jillian.
The new imprint, Blue Box Press, will launch early 2020 with titles from New York Times bestsellers, Kristen Ashley, J. Kenner, Joanna Wylde and USA Today bestselling and historical RITA® award winning author, Kennedy Ryan.
Owners and creators, Berry and Rose said, “Blue Box Press is the best possible extension of our brand — one that was requested by our authors who use our marketing and editorial skills on full length books as opposed to 1001 Dark Nights novellas. We’re not only excited — we’re honored and looking forward to bringing readers these amazing novels.”
1,001 Dark Nights Press boasts an equally impressive lineup featuring titles from New York Times bestselling authors, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kristen Ashley, Sawyer Bennett, Shayla Black, Lexi Blake, Claire Contreras, Heather Graham, Donna Grant, Alexandra Ivy, Darynda Jones, J. Kenner, Laurelin Paige, Carly Phillips, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby, Carrie Ann Ryan, Kylie Scott, Rachel Van Dyken, Skye Warren and Rebecca Zanetti.
About Evil Eye Concepts, Inc
Liz Berry, M.J. Rose and Jillian Stein co-own 1,001 Dark Nights Press and Blue Box Press—marketing companies that work to increase bestselling author brands and expand readership within the romance genre. Since its first release in 2014, 1001 Dark Nights Press has sold over 2,500,000 units across its various innovative projects. Utilizing author-to-author and author-to-reader relationships, along with innovative marketing concepts the team will continue to explore cutting edge concepts well into the future.
Liz Berry is also the executive director of International Thriller Writers (ITW), a trade group of over 4,500 thriller writers from around the world. Previously, she was the long-time director of ThrillerFest, the annual gathering of ITW, which happens in New York City every summer.
Liz has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and also studied international marketing at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Both areas of study have allowed her to gain twenty-plus years of experience in the ever-changing marketing field.
She proudly served on the Education Committee for the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board, and, with her husband, novelist Steve Berry, operates History Matters, a non-profit foundation dedicated to historic preservation.
New York Times bestseller, M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed.
Rose is the former Co-President and a founding member of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing company for authors: AuthorBuzz, now in its 15th year.
In 1998, Rose’s first novel, Lip Service, was the first e-book and the first self-published novel chosen by the LiteraryGuild/Doubleday Book Club as well as the first e-book to go on to be published by a mainstream New York publishing house.
Rose graduated from Syracuse University and has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
Jillian Stein serves as the social media and author relations manager of International Thriller Writers, a trade group of over 4,500 thriller writers from around the world. In addition, she also runs the social media for multiple New York Times bestselling authors, where she builds their brand presence via unique strategies.
She proudly owns Read-Love-Blog and is excited to continually reach thousands of romance readers via that platform.
After her college years, Jillian moved to Philadelphia where she now resides with her husband and teenage son.