Who We Are

Maven House is an independent publisher of business and personal success books that challenge conventional thinking, introduce new ideas, offer practical advice, and illuminate paths to greatness. See a partial list of topics that we publish to the right.

Founded in 2012 by publishing expert Jim Pennypacker, Maven House’s editorial and marketing departments are based in Palmyra, Virginia (near Charlottesville).

Maven House’s books are distributed to the trade throughout the world by Ingram/PGW/Legato. Exam copies for academics are available through our distributor’s academic division, Ingram Academic. Rights licensing (for translations, book clubs, audiobooks, etc.) is handled by RussoRights.

About Our Authors

Maven House authors are highly experienced practitioners, academics, and thought leaders – experts in their fields. They’re successful executives, business owners, technical experts, consultants, educators, and journalists who share their knowledge, experience, and insights with professionals in all areas of business.

Pennypacker and Weiss Authorized Bio

About Jim Pennypacker

Jim Pennypacker

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Jim brings more than 25 years of book publishing experience to help authors publish truly great books. A highly creative publishing and marketing professional, Jim has spent his entire career helping experts share their ideas with an audience. Prior to founding Maven House, Jim was Director of the Center for Business Practices, the publishing arm of the management consultancy PM Solutions, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Project Management Institute, Publisher and Marketing Director at Fox Pond Communications, Editor and Marketing Director at Transaction Publishers-Rutgers University, Lead Editor at Jacques Cattell Press-R.R. Bowker, and Editorial Assistant at Temple University Press. See Jim’s book portfolio.

About Deborah Weiss

Editor, Indexer, and Desktop Publisher

Deborah is an award-winning desktop publisher and editor. A specialist in technology topics, she has edited numerous manuscripts and was responsible for producing the monthly magazine, Philadelphia Medicine, for the Philadelphia County Medical Society for more than ten years. She also wrote a regular column for the trade newspaper, Desktop Publisher, for five years. Deborah has held various positions at Fox Pond Communications, Rutgers University, and Jaques Cattell Press and holds a B.A. in Physics from Rutgers University.