Publisher, Writer's Digest
Phil Sexton, publisher of Writer’s Digest, began his career as an independent bookseller. He became the Director of Merchandising for United Magazine Company, before joining F+W Media in a marketing role. Shortly thereafter he transitioned into F+W sales division and ultimately become the company’s Vice President of Sales. During that time, he moved to New York City, wrote several books for Writer’s Digest, and was eventually offered the publisher position for that division. Today, Phil oversees F+W’s writing, astronomy, screenwriting and Digital Book World communities. An avid writer, Phil is the author of four books and is working on a fifth. He speaks regularly at writing and publishing events and is a brand ambassador for Writer’s Digest, the flagship business of F+W. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.