Richard Nash is a strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media. He led partnerships and content at the culture discovery start-up Small Demons and the story app/aggregator Byliner. Previously he ran the iconic indie Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded the Association of American Publishers’ Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005—the last book he edited there, Lydia Millet’s Love in Infant Monkeys, was selected as a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist. He left in 2009 to found Cursor, now an open-source community publishing project and to run Red Lemonade as a pilot for the Cursor project, since which time Vanessa Veselka’s Zazen won the 2012 PEN Award for Best First Novel and Lynne’s Tillman’s What Would Lynne Tillman Do? was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2010 the Utne Reader named him one of Fifty Visionaries Changing Your World and Mashable named him the #1 Twitter User Changing the Face of Publishing. In 2013 the UK’s Bookseller magazine picked him as one of the Five Most Inspiring People in Digital Publishing. He advises numerous start-ups in digital media and consults with corporations on using narrative to grow their business.

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