New Street Communications is an intentionally-small, family-owned publishing house focused on creating and distributing superior works of nonfiction and fiction in digital, paper and audio editions. Our audiobooks embrace not only our own original New Street content, but also works licensed from such organizations as Random House, Bloomsbury, Macmillan, International Marine/McGraw Hill, History Press, HarperCollins and Clarkson Potter.
Our New Street Nautical Audio line features premier fiction and nonfiction related to sailing and the sea, including works by such famed yachting authors as Steve Callahan, Herb McCormick, Jimmy Cornell, Alvah Simon, and Lin and Larry Pardey. Through our Dark Hall Press imprint, we publish select original Horror and Sci-Fi. Our core New Street imprint, in turn, publishes literary criticism and a number of general interest works.
Managing Director Edward Renehan founded New Street Communications in the spring of 2010 to publish his own books and those of others. Over the course of a 37-year career Renehan has done editorial development and marketing for such organizations as Random House, Harper Collins, Springer-Verlag, Osborne/McGraw Hill and Simon & Schuster. His consulting clients have included Book of the Month Club, Facts-on-File, Chelsea House, and the publications division of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and he has lectured at NYU’s Stern School of Business and other colleges and universities. Renehan has written for The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle and Hearst’s Veranda, and is the author of more than 20 books (plus ghostwriter on still more) published by such imprints as Oxford University Press, Crown, Doubleday, and Basic/Perseus. After holding positions at such firms as St. Martin’s Press and Wiley, Renehan served seven years as Director of Computer Publishing Programs for the Book Clubs Division of Macmillan (later renamed Newbridge Book Clubs, a Division of K-III Holdings/PriMedia, and since rolled into Bookspan). He sometimes publishes commentary here. Renehan has appeared frequently on C-SPAN’s BookTV. With Stewart Brand and others, he is a founding/charter member of The Long Now Foundation. Check Ed’s LinkedIn profile and Twitter Feed. Ed also works as a freelance writer/editor, as time permits.
Dark Hall Press Editorial Director William Renehan is an alumnus of SUNY New Paltz and the University of Rhode Island. Added to the staff in October of 2011, he is tasked with developing our fiction imprint focused on the genres of Horror and Sci-Fi. His maternal grandfather having been Senior Vice President of Barnes & Noble Booksellers, William represents the third generation of his family in the book business. William is author of The Art of Darkness: Meditations on the Art of Horror Fiction (2013), and other books.
A number of extraordinarily talented content partners support us on a project basis. These professionals lurk in LA, Manhattan, London, Boston, and elsewhere. We collaborate in the veritable Cloud – which is a very cool place to work.