easyepublish was created by the people at Purple Papaya, LLC. We founded Purple Papaya in 2009 in Woodside, CA to provide marketing and promotion services to published authors. In 2011 we expanded our services to include epublishing for our clients and discovered there was no simple solution, so we created one. We still offer our marketing and promotion services, but our passion is helping authors (including debut, midlist, and New York Times Bestsellers) to quickly and easily epublish their work.
Our Management Team
Sheri Brooks, eBook Promotions and Client Services
Sheri enjoys books from the classics to contemporaries. She started her career doing contract work in photography and as a software consultant. Prior to founding Purple Papaya, Sheri spent ten years managing software teams and toy projects at Leapfrog. Her Leapfrog career began when she was assigned to the team that created the first LeapPad, an electronic reader for children. epublishing was the next logical step in her career.
On the marketing side, Sheri has worked with New York Times Bestselling Novelists such as Jayne Ann Krentz and Lisa Gardner to set them up on social media and assist with the promotion of their novels.
Sheri holds a B.S. in Art and Design from California Polytechnic State University.
Dave de Heer, Online and epublishing Services
Dave is in charge of technology and development at easyepublish. Dave's reading tastes tend toward mysteries, political commentary, and historical fiction -- with a special weakness for Patrick O'Brian's amazing series of historical novels. He has spent the bulk of his career doing software engineering in the Silicon Valley, with a brief detour to the Pacific Northwest to work on robots. His experience extends to digital media, digital TV, modems, and mobile applications.
Dave has been awarded a dozen patents in digital media software. He spent more than a decade at Microsoft including gigs as a Software Architect and Principal Program Manager. He was Director of Product Engineering at Chromatic Research and Director of Modem Engineering at Telebit Corp.
Dave holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.