The publishing wing of New Street Communications is an intentionally-small operation originally focused on creating and distributing superior works of nonfiction and fiction in digital, paper and audio editions. As of 2015, however, our focus has shifted almost exclusively to audiobooks. 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 premier New Street Nautical Audio line features the very best contemporary nonfiction related to sailing and the sea, including works by such famed yachting authors as Herb McCormick, Alvah Simon, and Lin and Larry Pardey.


Managing Director Edward Renehan founded New Street Communications in the spring of 2010. Over the course of a 41-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, the Ruth Mott Foundation, 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 byline has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle and Hearst’s Veranda, as well as other publications. He is the author of more than 25 books (plus ghostwriter on still more) published by such imprints as Oxford University Press, Crown, Doubleday, Chicago Review Press, 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). In the summer of 2022 Renehan launched illume Media, offering a la carte publishing expertise ranging from writing, ghost-writing, book-doctoring, and editing through book design and hybrid publication/distribution for those who might want any or all of these services. 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. View Ed’s personal website here.


Newe Street Editorial Director and General Manager William Renehan is an alumnus of SUNY New Paltz and the University of Rhode Island. He was added to the staff in October of 2011. 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 the 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.