Imprint Group are sales and marketing representatives primarily covering the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. We also cover national and specialty retailers, national parks and monuments, wholesalers, distributors and catalogers for some of our clients.
Derek Lawrence is head of Imprint Group. He has over thirty years of experience in the book business, having worked at three independent booksellers, including seven years at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver before taking his first publishing job at Roberts Rinehart Publishing in 1997. He later worked as sales director at Westcliffe Publishers and as regional manager for Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company. In 2003 he joined Imprint Group to cover Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, eventually taking over as head of the group upon Tom McFadden’s retirement. He has served as President of the Board of PubWest and been a two-term member of the board at Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association.
Derek covers Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington, National Parks, national and key accounts.
Bob Ditter was born in Boise Idaho. He received a BA in history from California State, Sacramento in 1970. He is married with four children who are all college grads. He has been a publisher representative for our group since 1982. His wife, a former Candlewick Press house rep, runs Towne Center Books in Pleasanton, California that they own jointly.
Caleb Seeling began working in publishing in 2006. An active member of several publishing and arts organizations, Caleb is devoted to finding ways to serve the greater community and disadvantaged youth through strategic partnerships with organizations such as Colorado Business Committee for the Arts and Youth on Record. He was the director of the certificate in publishing program at Western State College, is a board member of PubWest, Vice President of the Board of Colophon Center, publishing consultant of the International Arts Movement, and member of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts.
Caleb covers Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
P: 800-738-3961, ext. 3
John Votaw lives in San Diego County, CA with his wife LuVonne. He started in the book business in 1995, where he owned and operated an independent bookstore in Oregon for seven years. John was a field sales rep for DaySpring (Hallmark) for three years and Thomas Nelson Publishing for eight years before joining Imprint Group in 2013. He enjoys outdoor activities with his wife, three boys and two daughters-in-law. Despite his time on the road for work, he still loves to travel and meet new people and learn about their life experiences.
John covers Arizona, southern California, Nevada (Las Vegas area), and Oregon.
P: 800-738-3961, ext. 2
Suzi Hough was born and raised in San Jose, CA. Today she and her tech journalist husband live in the heart of Silicon Valley. She was the store manager at Hicklebee’s before joining Imprint Group, and previously worked at Village House of Books in Los Gatos. Suzi is the co-chair of the Northern California Childrens Book Alliance. She loves to travel, visiting museums, drinking at tiki bars, and collecting tomes of local folklore wherever she goes. Follow her on Instagram at @makaiju for recent reads and other bookish adventures.
Suzi covers northern California, Nevada (northern Nevada).
P: 800-738-3961, ext. 4