Maja Thomas

Panelist

Maja Thomas is Senior Vice President, Hachette Digital for Hachette Book Group. She also works across divisions on digital strategy, investment, and the pursuit of new digital publishing businesses. She has been the co-chair of the Digital Working Group at the Association of American Publishers, chair of Hachette Livre's International Board for Digital Issues, and Vice President of the Audio Publisher's Association. Hachette Digital is the proud publisher of many bestselling and critically acclaimed audio books, eBooks, and applications.

Since joining the company in 1991, Maja has served as an audio director and producer, Director of Production, and as Editor at Large, editing the New York Times bestseller, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. She became Publisher, Audiobooks in 2000, and has had the pleasure of working with many celebrated writers and actors, including Madeleine Albright, David Foster Wallace, Julie Andrews, and Oprah Winfrey.

Under her direction the audio department has been nominated for fourteen Grammy awards, taking home trophies for Best Spoken Word Album for The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents AMERICA and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents EARTH, as well as In This Life Together. In 2011 Hachette Audio also won in the category Best Spoken Word Album for Children, with Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies. Hachette Audio has also received the Audiobook of the Year Award from the APA in 2010 for Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folk Tales, and Keith Richard's Life in 2011.

Recently, Hachette Digital has focused on creating enhanced eBooks for some of our most celebrated authors, including David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, and Brad Meltzer, and groundbreaking applications for James Patterson, Stephanie Meyer, Ansel Adams, and Yen Press.