About Amy Newmark

Amy Newmark

Amy Newmark has led a successful 30-year career as a writer, speaker, financial analyst and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications. Most recently, Newmark has teamed up with one of the most successful book series of all time – Chicken Soup for the Soul® – as publisher, author, and editor.

A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University in 1979, Newmark majored in Portuguese and minored in French, earning a summa cum laude on her thesis which concerned popular poetry in Brazil. She traveled throughout the poverty stricken northeast section of Brazil while in college, meeting with poets and writers and collecting their stories for her dissertation on whether this form of popular expression would survive the modernization of Brazil.

Newmark then joined the commercial sector while a college senior, editing a newsletter about opportunities to sell telecom equipment in Brazil. This led to a new passion for the telecommunications industry, and she became a consultant to the industry, culminating in a position at the Gartner Group, where she wrote several books on telecommunications and ran the telecommunications services practice. Newmark then moved to Wall Street in 1981, where she spent many years writing and speaking about telecommunications and information services, providing her stock picks and pans to mutual funds and hedge fund clients.

Newmark started her own hedge fund in 1993, specializing in telecommunications and technology companies, and then joined the original management team of Winstar Communications, Inc. in 1995 as executive vice president of strategic planning. She left Winstar in 1997 and spent the next ten years serving on the boards of several public companies in telecommunications and technology. Newmark stepped in as publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul in 2008, the year of the brand’s fifteenth anniversary. She is delighted to have come full circle in her writing career – from collecting poetry “from the people” in Brazil as a 20-year-old, to 30 years writing about business, back to collecting stories and poems “from the people” for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Since its first release in 1993, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series has sold more than 112 million copies with more than 180 titles and 40 languages. The brand holds a place in The Guinness Book of World Records for having the most books on the New York Times bestseller list at one time, and in 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books of the last quarter century. Today, Newmark is working to deliver the Chicken Soup for the Soul message of hope and inspiration all over the world.

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Publisher Amy Newmark on Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Magic (VIDEO)

Publisher Amy Newmark on Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Magic (VIDEO)

December 24, 2013 with

101 real stories by real people about their holiday experiences

6 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress (VIDEOS)

6 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress (VIDEOS)

December 18, 2013 with

A few tips from Chicken Soup for the Soul Publisher Amy Newmark on how to avoid getting frazzled during this season of joy

'Chicken Soup for the Soul' for Inspiring Writers

‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ for Inspiring Writers

July 17, 2013 with

Inspiration for Writers is the latest in the wildly popular series; 101 motivational stories for writers – budding or bestselling – from books to blogs

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum (EXCERPT)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum (EXCERPT)

April 15, 2013 with

Excerpt from latest Chicken Soup book; 101 inspirational stories for parents of children with autism and aspergers

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers

November 27, 2012 with

Message for the ‘Sandwich Generation’ taking care of their own kids, and their parents: You’re not alone

Chicken Soup for the Soul to Launch Comfort Foods

Chicken Soup for the Soul to Launch Comfort Foods

August 21, 2012 with

Chicken Soup for the Soul Foods debuts 2013, beginning with soups

Chicken Soup for the Soul Gets Healthy (VIDEO)

Chicken Soup for the Soul Gets Healthy (VIDEO)

May 22, 2012 with

Publisher Amy Newmark on a new collaboration with Harvard Medical School professionals

The Magic of Mothers and Daughters (EXCERPT)

The Magic of Mothers and Daughters (EXCERPT)

May 11, 2012 with

Uplifting stories about the special bond between mothers and daughters

Chicken Soup's Tough Time for Teens

Chicken Soup’s Tough Time for Teens

March 7, 2012 with

Latest in the inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul series offers 101 stories for struggling teens