Michael DiMarco is CEO & Publisher at Hungry Planet, an independent publishing imprint and communications company that helps authors, publishers and retail distributors reach a visually-engaged culture. Michael also has authored or co-authored a number of books including Marriable: Taking the Desperate Out of Dating, The Art of… dating series, All In, and the scheduled Summer 2009 release, The Man Manual. He is married to Hayley DiMarco and father to their daughter Addison.
He is a former (not farmer):
* university volleyball coach
* compulsive gambler
* morning drive radio DJ
* radio talk show host
* trainer for Logos Bible Software
* motorcycle rider
* nice guy
* speaker at over 100 pastors conferences and seminaries
* ‘owner’ of a dog named Bob
His current interests include:
* creating books that visually jump off the shelves
* playing with his daughter Addison
* teasing his wife Hayley
* training his Labradoodle ‘Jack’
* learning to be an unfake Christian
About Hungry Planet~
Hungry Planet was founded by current Chief Creative Officer (and Michael’s wife) Hayley DiMarco, the creative mind behind the Biblezine phenomenon and former YA Brand Manager at Thomas Nelson Publishers. Hayley is also a bestselling author of YA non-fiction and creates or edits all of Hungry Planet’s content for youth, while Michael oversees cover and interior design along with marketing initiatives promoting Hungry Planet and its books.
Providing tested yet relevant, spiritually-based content, cutting-edge presentation is one of the distinguishing features found in Hungry Planet books. More than just teen-focused, Hungry Planet’s goal is delivering honest, in-your-face, deep truth, and 21st century application with innovative methods of communicating both.
A packager and content provider, Hungry Planet partners with publishers to produce books concepts that connect with teens and adults that live life with a multi-tasking mindset.
Hungry Planet’s first book Dateable: are you? are they? hit shelves in Fall 2003. In just three years, Hungry Planet has published more than a dozen titles and has sold over 500,000 copies during that span. In addition, over the first 36 month history of the company, 35 of those months produced at least one Hungry Planet title on the CBA Young Adult Bestseller list. In April 2005, five of the top fifteen bestsellers were Hungry Planet titles and in October 2006 possessed four of the top fifteen.
Currently, six HP titles are scheduled for release in 2007.