Meet the Founders

Erika Heilman HeadshotErika Heilman, cofounder and publisher of Bibliomotion, thrives on connecting authors’ ideas with their readership. Erika started her publishing career 22 years ago in New York, helping to launch John Wiley & Sons’ trade publishing program. She was chosen to manage flagship projects both at Wiley and Peterson’s College Guides before running her own publishing consultancy, Working Titles, for seven years. Most recently, Erika has served as editorial director for Nicholas Brealey Publishing, which acquired and integrated Davies-Black Books in 2009. She’s also served as ghostwriter for such luminaries as H. H. the Dalai Lama. Brief diversions to Hollywood and to run her own health-food store only confirmed her love for books. A graduate of Bucknell University, Erika sits on the board of GemmaMedia and is a faculty member at the Harvard Medical School’s CME Publishing Course. She teaches yoga and is a community organizer in her small New Hampshire town. Erika brainstorms book titles and promotional plans while taking in the view from her 250-year-old farmhouse, which seems to require more care than the husband and three children with whom she shares it.


Jill Friedlander, cofounder and president of Bibliomotion, is excited about delivering quality content to readers while maximizing return to the author and the publisher. Jill has worked in book publishing at a small independent press, in investment banking on Wall Street, and was an associate at a major New York law firm. She lived in London from 1999 – 2007, and holds dual US and UK citizenship. While in London, Jill worked on corporate investigations, helped set up an independent film development company (and continues to sit on its board), and organized large-scale volunteer projects. In Boston, Jill was a consultant to many small non-profits and a few large non-profits before becoming involved in publishing on a full-time basis. Jill is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, and the youngest of their four children, and is ever hopeful that one of them will take after her and be a voracious reader.

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