| ||"Cecelia quickly gets to the heart of issues and has helped hone in on what is truly important. In addition, she is a pleasure to work with. She is smart, thorough and honest. She tells you what works and what doesn't and, most importantly, why. We operate in real time, connect to real issues and make real progress. She has helped me immensely." |
FOUNDER AND CEO, AS SIMPLE AS THAT
"My most popular and influential book was a result of a great idea from Cecelia Cancellaro. My name appeared on the book, but the conception was hers. She has a perfect combination of originality and generosity. She also has resources to offer that can't be had from a regular agent or editor."
-ELLEN CAROL DUBOIS, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, UCLA, AND AUTHOR OF UNEQUAL SISTERS: A MULTICULTURAL READER IN U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY AND FEMINISM AND SUFFRAGE: THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S MOVEMENT IN AMERICA, 1848-1869
"I love working with Cecelia Cancellaro. She recognizes good ideas and knows how to promote them. She's smart, talented, critical, and--most important of all--enthusiastic about her authors and their projects."
-HARVEY J. KAYE, AUTHOR OF THE BRITISH MARXIST HISTORIANS AND THE EDUCATION OF DESIRE, COEDITOR OF THE AMERICAN RADICAL
"Creative, collaborative, organized, responsive, direct, insightful—Cecelia Cancellaro is all these things and more. I was so very fortunate to have her as editor for my first book, Searching for Your Soul. She was a wise, sensitive, and strategic guide as I entered the world of publishing, and my experience of our work together was utterly positive—from the first moment when we envisioned the book, all the way to its appearance on the shelves of Barnes and Noble!
-KATHERINE KURS, AUTHOR OF SEARCHING FOR THE SOUL:
WRITERS OF MANY FAITHS SHARE THEIR PERSONAL STORIES OF SPIRITUAL DISCOVERIES
"It was a pleasure to work with Cecelia on both The Astrological Handbook for the 21st Century: Understanding and Combining the Wisdom of Chinese, Tibetan, Vedic, Arabian, Judaic and Western Astrology and Perfect Match: Discovering Your Soulmate. Her professionalism, creativity, and attention to detail were nothing short of remarkable."
-ANISTATIA MILLER AND JARED BROWN
"With their combination of winning trade and serious non-fiction publishing experience, and a host of best-selling books between them, Cancellaro and Abrams are perfectly situated to help authors navigate their way through proposals, manuscripts, and, perhaps most importantly, the ever-changing book industry. Gravitas and commercial savvy find the perfect union in Idea Architects."
VICE PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
"Through a long writing career I have had many editors. Cecelia Cancellaro ranks among the best of them. Her astute editorial judgment, close attention to detail, publishing acumen, patience, and personability have made it a pleasure to work with her. "
-ALIX KATES SHULMAN, AUTHOR OF MEMOIRS OF AN EX-PROM QUEEN AND A GOOD ENOUGH DAUGHTER
"Cecelia Cancellaro is the most engaged editor I've ever worked with. She's kind and quick, creative and attentive to details, an intellectual who is cleverly business-minded. Cecelia is an old-hand in the publishing world who brings freshness and delight to her work with authors."
-RICKIE SOLINGER, AUTHOR OF WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE: SINGLE PREGNANCY AND RACE BEFORE ROE V. WADE, AND BEGGARS AND CHOOSERS:
HOW THE POLITICS OF CHOICE SHAPES ADOPTION, ABORTION, AND WELFARE IN THE U.S.