Michelle Lewy, whose career in publishing spanned more than 30 years, died May 7. She was 62. Most recently Lewy had been executive v-p of sales & marketing at Mango Media, an independent publisher she joined in 2015.
Lewy began her publishing career in sales with Bantam Doubleday Dell in 1986, rising to the position of national accounts manager. She went on to work at Scholastic for 13 years, rising to v-p of sales and helping contribute to the phenomena of Harry Potter, Goosebumps and a number of other bestselling series.
After Scholastic, Lewy worked at Spier, the ad agency specializing in book publishing projects, then became senior v-p of sales with Globe Pequot Press. She later moved to Baker & Taylor as director of digital media services, launching B&T's e-book program. Prior to joining Mango, she worked for several years with publishers to develop apps at Mobifusion, a Silicon Valley start-up.
Donations in Lewy's memory can be made to the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital.