The Bookhouse Staff of History and Commemorative Book Experts
The Bookhouse Group core staff includes Rob Levin as president and editor, Barry Levin as publisher, Renee Peyton as chief operating officer, and Cheryl Sadler as director of development.
Rob and Barry are partners. Natives of rural North Carolina, the brothers grew up in both the textile industry and peach business, and thankfully for those industries, neither brother pursued them as gainful employment. Our focus has never wavered: an absolute commitment to quality in any and all aspects of book publishing, corporate histories, and commemorative books. The writing, design, editing, archival searches, new photography, and printing must all represent the finest book publishing talent dedicated to capturing your story.
Rob Levin, president & editor,graduated from the University of Denver and wrote for newspapers in Colorado, Arizona, and Rhode Island before being recruited to Georgia as the Atlanta Journal & Constitution’s first national feature writer. After ten years in daily journalism, Rob went freelance and his business soon morphed from writing magazine pieces into developing company histories and other commemorative books. He enjoys working on historic houses (okay, “enjoy” might be stretching it) and relaxing in his and his wife’s second home in the Vermont mountains.
Barry Levin, Publisher is charged with business development, our Website, and other marketing related tasks. Barry is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina Publishing Institute. His post-college years saw him move into a variety of executive marketing positions in the U.S. and Asia, where he lived in Singapore. He became a partner in Bookhouse in the early-1990s. Barry is also a published author. When not occupied with Bookhouse, he can be found on the tennis courts (where he is ranked) or grilling with his wife on the back porch of their home.
Renee Peyton is chief operating officer of Bookhouse Group, Inc. Her duties are numerous and far flung. An army brat born in Pueblo, Colorado, raised in Denmark, England and the United States, and graduated from Georgia State University, she handles various financial duties, manages a variety of databases, contends with all IT issues, and works with our fulfillment service, printers, and other vendors. Prior to coming to Bookhouse, Renee ran a software consultancy. Away from the office, Renee enjoys, well, getting away from the office, traveling anywhere she can get up a good bridge game, and food, whether it is cooking it or eating.
Cheryl Sadler, director of acquisitions, works directly with Barry providing development support. From her home office outside of Tampa, Florida, Cheryl discusses projects with prospective clients, determining their needs and wishes, providing them additional materials, and letting them know about our services. With almost twenty years, the Oregon native is Bookhouse’s longest-term employee. She and her husband enjoy woodworking projects together and working with their church.
Producing our beautiful and exceptionally well-written commemorative books and other publications would not be possible without the talents of our writers, designers, photographers, printers, and other wonderful talents. We’re always on the lookout for marvelous writing talent. Currently some of our favorites live in the New Mexico mountains, on Martha’s Vineyard, alongside Washington’s Puget Sound, in suburban Atlanta, and in historic Philadelphia.
Our book designers are masters at blending the manuscript and the visuals together to create the best looking book for each client. Whether it’s a lively design or a clean and elegant look, a medical atlas or a children’s story book, their job is to make it look great.
Editors, book manufacturers in three different countries, fulfillment services, photographers across America, and other resources all come to bear to make your book special and to make it uniquely yours.