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Valerie Tomaselli MTM Publishing, Women’s National Book Association, American Book Producers Association

Valerie Tomaselli is the president of MTM Publishing, a book producing company specializing in creating reference and nonfiction works for the library and trade markets. The company has produced many award-winning works for clients such as DK Publishing, CQ Press, Greenwood, Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Routledge, Sage Publications, and Scribners.

Most recently, the Society for Military History bestowed its 2007 Distinguished Book Award/Reference to MTM’s Encyclopedia of War and American Society (Sage, 2006). Other awards for MTM’s work includes Choice Outstanding Academic Title designations for The Atlas of U.S. and Canadian Environmental History (Routledge, 2004), Encyclopedia of New Media (Sage, 2003), and World At Risk: A Global Issues Sourcebook (CQ Press, 2002); along with the American Library Association RUSA Division’s Outstanding Reference Source for Encyclopedia of Terrorism (Sage, 2003), Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History (Fitzroy Dearborn/Routledge, 2001), and History of the Internet (ABC-CLIO, 1999)

MTM (and its former incarnation, The Moschovitis Group) has produced several works in the fields of women’s history and women’s studies including the ground-breaking A History of Women in the United States: State by State Reference, published in 2004 by Grolier Academic Reference; A History of the American Suffragist Movement (written by women’s history expert Doris Weatherford, with a foreword by Geraldine Ferraro) published in 1998 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention; and the Women’s Almanac, a biennial digest of key news stories relating to women, accompanied by issue/policy discussions, statistical data, and historical material.

Valerie is active in the publishing world. She serves as the treasurer of the American Book Producers Association and as the president of the New York City chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, which is the oldest national women’s publishing-related organization, celebrating its 90th anniversary in the fall of 2007.