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Shirley Cornelia Sarris

Shirley Cornelia Sarris, American publishing company executive. Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1966; named One of 70 Women Who Made a Difference in the World of Books, Women's National Book Association, 1987. Member American Library Association, Publications Marketing Group, Book Industry Study Group, American Booksellers Association.

Background

  • Sarris, Shirley Cornelia was born on July 25, 1938 in New York City. Daughter of Reuben Alexander and Sarah Sonia (Kahan) Kopatz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, City College of New York, 1966. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1967.

    Career

    • Manager rights, contracts Promo Coord Basic Books, New York City, 1967-1968. Manager marketing Swallow Press, Chicago, 1968-1970. Director marketing John Wiley and Sons, New York City, 1979-1974, Arno Press, New York City, 1974, Franklin Watts, New York City, 1974-1975, R.R. Bowker, New York City, 1975-1978.

      Founder, president Sarris Bookmktg. Service, 1978-1992; president Thomson Learning division Information Reference Group International Thomson Public, since 1992. Leader seminar Folio, since 1977.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member American Library Association, Publications Marketing Group, Book Industry Study Group, American Booksellers Association.

    Connections

    • Married George Sarris, June 27, 1959 (deceased 1960). Married Tom R. Flynn, May 29, 1995.
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    Born July 25, 1938
    • 1966
      City College of New York
    • 1967
      University Chicago
    • 1967 - 1968
      Manager, rights
    • 1968 - 1970
      manager, marketing Swallow Press
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1974
      director, marketing John Wiley and Sons
    • 1974 - 1975
      director, marketing John Wiley and Sons
    • 1975 - 1978
      director, marketing John Wiley and Sons
    • 1979 - 1979
      director, marketing John Wiley and Sons
    • 1992
      president, Thomson Learning division Information Reference Group International Thomson Public
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