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.
EMERITUS SALES REPS:
ROY SCHONFELD – Roy worked with the group from its founding in 1992. In 2008, Roy was honored as the Publishers’ Weekly Rep of the Year. He retired from active duty as a traveling book rep at the end of 2017.
STEVE HORWITZ – Steve worked with the group until he retired in 2013. You can still find him giving Consortium’s publishers’ books better placement in bookstores all around the Twin Cities.
STU ABRAHAM – FOUNDER
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 in our main office in Minneapolis.
JOHN MESJAK – PARTNER
John joined the group in 2007 after working at Publishers Group West, Chronicle Books, and as a bookseller at Anderson‘s Bookshops, Book Passage, and A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books. John lives in Minneapolis and covers the middle part of our territory. In 2018, John was named Publishers Weekly's Sales Rep of the Year. John is on Twitter at @mesjak, and on Instagram at @mesjak too.
EMILY JOHNSON – SALES REP
Emily joined Abraham Associates in 2013. Through 2014, Emily worked at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, and has been a bookseller at various other stores for the last 10 years. She covers the western part of our territory, from St Paul MN. Find Emily on Instagram at @emilybooklady.
SANDRA LAW – SALES REP
Sandra joined Abraham Associates at the end of 2017, after years working for Anderson's Bookshops where she managed the La Grange IL store, Mitchell Books in Ft Wayne IN, and her early bookselling days at Barnes & Noble. Sandra covers the eastern part of our territory from the Chicago area. Find Sandra on Instagram at @polkafan.
TED SEYKORA – OFFICE MANAGER
Ted expertly handles sales queries, customer service issues, and the day-to-day business in our home office that helps keep the rest of us rolling in the territory. If you enjoy our email newsletter, you can thank Ted.
YOU CAN EMAIL OUR OFFICE STAFF ANYTIME for general inquiries and customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.