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October Employee Spotlight: Myles Schrag, Senior Production Editor

At Amplify Publishing Group, our unwavering dedication to achieving the highest standards of quality is exemplified by our proficient and committed team, who collaborate seamlessly across every aspect of our organization to bring remarkable books to life.

In this month’s featured profile, we are delighted to introduce Myles Schrag, our esteemed Senior Production Editor. With a rich background spanning over two decades in writing and editing, Myles possesses a remarkable talent for assisting individuals in sharing their stories and crafting books that have the power to inspire transformation.

We are grateful to have Myles as an integral part of the APG team, and we invite you to learn more about him below.

Describe your role at Amplify Publishing Group.

Myles: The boring way to say it is: I manage the production process for my authors. The more exciting and accurate explanation is that I collaborate with my authors and the APG team to make sure we have the best possible product to show the world when we complete the production process.

What’s one thing that surprised you about your position?

Myles: I’ve been in book publishing for 23 years, but the bulk of that has been editorial and acquisitions work—conceptualizing, developing, and refining content. The number of details required to complete any given book and then to promote and distribute it effectively is astounding. It requires a professional, problem-solving team on all fronts, and fortunately we have that at APG.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Myles: Anytime I open that package with the actual physical book I helped an author create, I feel proud because I know all the decisions, hurdles, and brainstorms it took to get us to the place we believed in. I am grateful to be in this industry.

What are you currently reading?

Myles: My partner and I are slow-reading Nixon and Dovey: The Legend Returns whenever we’re on road trips. The novel is by her uncle, Jay W. Curry, and set in early 19th century North Carolina. It’s based on true accounts of his ancestor, Nixon Curry, who was one of the most notorious criminals in early U.S. history. It’s a compelling and well-researched read.

What is something you’ve learned in the last week?

Myles: I didn’t know the precise definition of enclave, which is a country entirely enclosed within another country. I discovered this by talking to somebody who had been in the Peace Corps in Lesotho, which is one of only three countries in the world that are true enclaves. Do you know the other two? Neither did I. They are San Marino and the Vatican City. As someone who loves maps, this gap in my knowledge was humbling.

Describe one of your favorite APG memories.

Myles: I just returned from Paul Epstein’s Better Decisions Faster book launch at a SoFi Stadium suite before an Ed Sheeran concert. Talk about epic! I challenge all APG authors to beat that. Well done, Paul. #WinMonday 

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