Chandra Press Mission Statement
We are a science fiction publishing house that brings new authors and amazing stories to readers of sci-fi around the world. Chandra Press is based on the spirit of passion, innovation, collaboration, respect, honesty, and integrity. We firmly believe that the best work comes from a place where creativity, diversity, inclusion, discussion, daring leaps, and the power of dreams are fostered. We believe in ourselves, each other, our vision and our ability to make a positive impact on everything we do. We are Chandra Press.
Erik Evans - Founder & CEO
Erik Evans is a second-generation publisher with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Erik is a trailblazer in the digital transformation of publishing. He designed, built, and launched Constellation, an award-winning digital publishing platform that generates over $30MM in annual revenue. From his humble beginnings as a sales representative to building a publishing house from the ground floor to a successful Ed Tech startup, Erik has experience in all facets of publishing including sales, marketing, editorial, software development, business operations, and P&L management. Erik enjoys traveling, rock climbing, the beach, and, of course, reading. You can find out more about Erik here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikdevans
Alex Beals - Co-Founder & CMO
Alex Beals holds an undergraduate degree from Cal State Fullerton and grew up in Southern California. He has over ten years of experience in digital marketing helping build brands from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. When Alex isn’t optimizing online campaigns, you can find him on the golf courses of San Diego or in the mountains somewhere snowboarding. Depending on what season it is… You can find out more about Alex here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexjbeals/
Michael Johnson - COO
Michael Johnson has over 25 years of experience building strategy and products and has held executive positions at every level in the publishing industry. Michael was a Partner with Ascend Learning and the Senior Vice President of Operations and Editor-In-Chief at Jones and Bartlett. Before joining Jones and Bartlett Learning, Michael created a new division for Carnegie Learning. Prior to Carnegie, he spent 10 years with the Thomson Corporation serving as the President of Thomson Science and Mathematics, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development and Vice President and Editorial Director for Brooks/Cole. Michael enjoys playing tennis, watching tennis, talking about tennis, reading, and traveling. You can find out more about Michael here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mialjohnson/
Christina Ganim - SVP & Publisher
Christina Ganim has over 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, most recently as Executive Editor & Director of Production for Bridgepoint Education. She began her career at Wadsworth Publishing where she found her calling working on psychology textbooks. Christina has experience leading top performing editorial and production teams that brought over 300 books to market. An early innovator in the digitization of publishing, Christina led initiatives that changed how readers consume content. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband Ryan, reading anything and everything, and hanging out with their two dog-children, Scout and Beasley.