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Ms. Lee Boudreaux

Wrong Lee Boudreaux?

Ecco Editorial Director

HarperCollins Publishers
10 East 53Rd Street
New York, New York 10022
United States

Company Description: HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered...   more

Employment History


  • bachelor's degree , English and government
    College of William and Mary
  • St. Margaret
33 Total References
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Lee Boudreaux Gets ..., 25 April 2014 [cached]
Lee Boudreaux Gets Her Own Imprint With Little, Brown Reagan Arthur, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Lee Boudreaux has been named Vice President and Editorial Director of an eponymous imprint, publishing eight to ten titles a year.
Lee Boudreaux, the editorial director of Ecco is leaving HarperCollins to start her own imprint at Little, Brown. She will be the Vice President and Editorial Director of an imprint bearing her name which will publish between 8-10 books a year. She will begin her new role on September 2, 2014.
During her time at Ecco she has worked with authors such as Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award-winner Ben Fountain ( Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories , David Wroblewski (The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Madeline Miller ( The Song of Achilles), Kevin Wilson (The Family Fang), Eleanor Henderson (Ten Thousand Saints), Ron Rash, Jennifer Senior (All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, and Ivy Pochoda (Visitation Street. She spent nine years at Random House before she moved to Ecco where she discovered Curtis Sittenfeld. Her authors have won numerous awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize, the PEN/Hemingway award, the Frank O'Connor prize for short stories, the Los Angeles Times and Center for Fiction first novel awards, and been finalists for the National Book Award, the Booker prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.
Boudreaux had this to say about her exciting new venture: "Like everyone else, I've watched Reagan Arthur publish her books and subsequently take over the reins at Little, Brown with admiration often bordering on awe.
Watch an interview with Lee ..., 21 Nov 2010 [cached]
Watch an interview with Lee Boudreaux, VP & Editorial Director of Ecco at HarperCollins!
The Association of American Publishers, 7 June 2011 [cached]
This year's participating editors are Lee Boudreaux, Vice President, Ecco (HarperCollins); Stephen Morrison, Editor in Chief and Associate Publisher, Penguin Books; Michael Pietsch, Executive Vice President and Publisher, Little Brown & Company; John Sherer, Publisher, Basic Books (Perseus Books Group); and Bill Thomas, Senior Vice President, Publisher and Editor in Chief, Doubleday.
Publishing Industry Moves / January – June 2005, 1 June 2005 [cached]
Lee Boudreaux, who recently left Random House, will join Ecco as an editor.
An Interview With Fiction Editor Lee Boudreaux | Planet Blacksburg, 12 May 2010 [cached]
An Interview With Fiction Editor Lee Boudreaux
Lee Boudreaux is a fiction editor in New York. In 15 years she has climbed the publishing ladder, from being an unpaid intern at Longstreet Press, to being an assistant editor, to being a senior director at Random House, one of the largest publishing houses in the world.
She currently works for the HarperCollins imprint Ecco Publishing as its editorial director. An imprint is a smaller division of a larger publishing firm. It is usually a smaller publishing house that is absorbed by a larger one.
Boudreaux has helped to publish novels by several noted authors such as Adriana Trigiani, Stephen King and David Wroblewski, author of the recent bestseller "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle."
Here, Lee Boudreaux explains what got her into the publishing business, what that business consists of, and why you have to love the job in order to stay dedicated to it.
What follows is an edited selection of a questions and answers with Lee Boudreaux.
Q: When you graduated from William and Mary in 1990, did you know you wanted to enter into the publishing world?
Boudreaux: It...No.
Boudreaux: It did.
Boudreaux: Well, the imprint I work for, Ecco, does about, I'd say 45 new hard covers a year.
Boudreaux: You mean the sort of 'rungs on the ladder'?
Boudreaux: I acquired the rights. It was a humongous manuscript, and it came in right before Christmas, and I remember I got the flu and I had the manuscript at home with me and was able to read through like, all 900 pages, in a very short time. We were in an auction with four other houses, we all spoke to the author on the phone, and we won the auction and he also sort of chose to go with us because, I think, he liked the idea of being published by a very small imprint who would not make him feel like he was part of big corporate publishing, despite the fact we are part of HarperCollins, a very big and powerful entity in the publishing world.
Boudreaux: It's rare.
Boudreaux: I am in the business of doing books for which there is no discernable market ever.
Boudreaux: All of the evaluating and the editing take place on your own time; you never have time to do any of that in the office.
Boudreaux: It gets very hard to read for fun.
Boudreaux: No, and I have to say, that line by line reading is my absolute favorite part of all of it, I LOVE that.
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