We proudly represent a select group of publishers and distributors. Our account base includes independent and chain bookstores, college stores (independent and chain), museum stores, trade wholesalers, library jobbers and re-binders, and ID wholesalers. The states we cover are Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
STU ABRAHAM – Stu has been in the publishing business for 30 years. He founded Abraham Associates in 1992 after working as an independent rep in Chicago. He works from the main office in Minneapolis.
ROY SCHONFELD – Roy has been with the company since its founding in 1992. He lives in Cleveland, OH and covers the eastern part of the territory. In 2008, Roy was honored as the Publishers’ Weekly Rep of the Year.
JOHN MESJAK – John joined the group in 2007 after working as a sales rep in the Midwest with Publishers Group West, the customer service manager at Chronicle Books, and many years in bookselling at Anderson‘s Bookshops, Book Passage, and A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books (R.I.P.). John works out of the Chicago area. You can follow John on Twitter at @mesjak.
EMILY JOHNSON – Emily is the newest Abraham Associate, having started in 2013. Through the fall of 2014, Emily worked at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, and has been a bookseller at various other stores for the last 10 years.
TED SEYKORA – Our expert office manager, Ted handles sales and customer service and the day-to-day business in our home office and helps keep the rest of us rolling in the territory. If you enjoy our weekly email newsletter, you can thank Ted.