Dave Conti is an experienced ghostwriter, book collaborator, and manuscript
editor providing services to authors, literary agencies, and corporations.
Conti’s books have received excellent reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Kirkus,
and Publishers Weekly, have been translated into many languages, and have
become selections of the Soundview Executive Summaries program.
Book proposals created for clients have garnered over
$1.5 million in advances from major publishers such as Hyperion, Crown,
Portfolio, HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Amacom, Financial Times Press, Atlantic
Books, and Career Press.
He is the recipient of the prestigious LMP award for
editorial innovation and excellence. He
has strong ties to publishers, editors, agents, and publicists throughout the
publishing industry, has been quoted in Publishers Weekly, and is considered an authority on business book
Conti is the former executive editor of HarperBusiness,
the category-leading business book imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. There he acquired and edited a #1 New York Times bestseller – Longaberger,
An American Success Story – along with numerous other best-selling business books. He also established and managed publishing
relationships with American Express, Microsoft, Standard &
Poor’s, the Economist, and others.
Before joining Harper, Conti was editorial director of
Business McGraw-Hill. He was
instrumental in creating a multimillion dollar publishing program and was
honored with three corporate achievement
awards. He published a #1 BusinessWeek bestseller – Transforming the Organization -- and an
Association of American Publishers “best book of the year” – Keiretsu:
Inside the Hidden Japanese Conglomerates.