Editor's Profile

Dan Crissman

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Dan Crissman is a former editor at W. W. Norton, The Overlook Press, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Currently, Dan is the associate publisher of Belt Publishing, an independent press based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of Brewing Everything: How to Make Your Own Beer, Cider, Mead, Sake, and Other Fermented Beverages (Countryman, 2018) and the editor of Cleveland in 50 Maps (Belt, 2019).

Dan has been working with NY Book Editors nearly since its founding, helping dozens of independent authors refine their projects and find their voice. Though his primary interests are history, business, and popular science, Dan has edited everything from thrillers (Peter Quinn's Dry Bones) to photography collections (Little Darling's Pinups for Pitbulls) to graphic novels (Sid Jacobson & Ernie Colon's Che: A Graphic Biography).

At Norton, he edited three successful travel guide series (Explorer's Guides, Backroads & Byways, and 50 Hikes). At Overlook, he edited the late Jon Huntsman's memoir Barefoot to Billionaire and a retrospective from Warren Commission member Howard Willens. At FSG, he worked with numerous respected academic historians, as well as famed comic book curmudgeon (and fellow Clevelander) Harvey Pekar.

Dan's select booklist can be found below.

Nonfiction