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Why We're Doing What We're Doing


Co-founded four years ago by a literary agent concerned about the growing dominance of a few retailers imposing increasingly onerous terms on publishers, and by a former head of digital for Sothebys.com who wanted to use his web expertise for something culturally meaningful, Zola Books has always had a core mission of empowering diversity in book retail.

We believe that the “mediators” – booksellers, reviewers, and of course, publishers – provide real value to readers, and finding a way to manifest that value is our obsession. In a moment where every stakeholder in the book world should have a direct route to their readers, Zola Books' services show the way.

“Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.”

— Edwin Land, founder of Polaroid

The Zola Books Team


Joe Regal
Co-Founder

Michael Strong
Co-Founder

Matt Goldfarb
Chief Technology Officer

Bob Wietrak
Director, Publisher Relations

Anita Perala
Director, Product Development

Alton Allen
Lead Developer, Web Products

Luke Gilson
Developer, Web Projects

Mateusz Glowinski
SysOps/DB Administrator

Ryan Thomas
Lead Developer, iOS

Marty Gindi
Lead Developer, Android

Maryann Regal
Director, Customer Service

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