World, Meet Adam

I know the world doesn’t read this blog, so today you, lucky reader, get to meet my cubicle neighbor and our Marketing Services Coordinator, Adam Sabados! Adam frequently posts here, so let me introduce you to the man behind the blog.

How long have you been at Tyndale, and what roles have you had there?

On October 30th, I’ll have been at Tyndale for three years. [Christy here. Let me interject briefly: Happy anniversary, Adam!] I started in customer service where I did general customer service as well as handled all author related issues. In December of 2009 I started my current position as the marketing services coordinator.  I a

ssist the publicity team,coordinate shipments and materials for conventions, and I work

with the advertising and promotions team with various social media projects. It’s also fun to get to share tweeting and Facebook responsibilities with Christy.

Adam helps Drew Brees during the "Coming Back Stronger" tour.

What did you do prior to coming to Tyndale?

Before Tyndale I worked at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA. I was a production assistant and box office assistant. This meant that during the day I took calls and sold tickets, and at night I got to work back stage or run the lights or sound. One of my duties on the first play I worked on was making sure Tony Danza didn’t miss his cues, we only had one close call…  Before that job I really enjoyed working at Chick-fil-A and Starbucks.

I heard a play you wrote is going to be performed at theater in Chicago this fall. Tell us about that.

Well hopefully it will actually be two! A friend from college and I are working on producing a night of short plays at a theatre in Chicago. It’s possible that it could get pushed to the spring because I’m planning a wedding (which is like writing, directing and starring in a play all in one). For details keep an eye on my Twitter account.

Adam (left) on stage performing in the play "Big Time Steve," which he wrote and directed in summer 2009.

You also recently got engaged. Tell us about your fiancée. How did you propose, and when’s the big day?

Meghan is awesome! She recently spent over a year working for a missionary organization that runs summer camps for and sends relief aid to orphans in the former Soviet Union. She’s been to Russia five times. She actually went to Russia for a month right after our first date, I tried not to take it personally. We’ve had some great times including visiting both oceans, running a 5K together (she beat me), dressing up as characters from Harry Potter, and visiting the Elementary School from Kindergarten Cop and the neighborhood from Goonies just to name a few.

I proposed at a park in Wheaton after a picnic of her favorite food, chicken tenders and fries. The wedding is in January.

Adam and Meghan at the Public Market Center in Seattle, WA.

What has been your favorite Tyndale book, and why?

My favorite Tyndale Book is definitely Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos. It’s one of the most unique books I’ve read and would even put it in my top 5 favorite books of all time. You can read more of my thoughts on the book and even some fan fiction I wrote at my blog – The Next Thing.

Share some interesting things you’ve learned about publishing since working at Tyndale.

This may sound simple, but how a book comes to be is a very interesting process. From acquiring the manuscript to editing the content, designing the covers, printing, binding, shipping, marketing, and publicity, I find it all incredibly fascinating especially with the amount of books we publish a year.

You used to work with e-books a lot. What do you think about the future of e-books?

I don’t think e-books will replace physical books any time soon, but I do think they will become more and more popular as the ereader technology advances and as the price of the devices get lower and lower.

If people want to know more about you, where can they go?

Well I already mentioned my Twitter account or my blog , but you can find me on this blog and occasionally the Tyndale twitter and Facebook pages.  I’m always up for new friends and great conversations.

9. Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?

Nope. That’s all for now. 🙂

Thanks for sharing with us, Adam! If you have a question or comment for Adam, feel free to leave a comment and he’ll respond.

Christy Stroud

Christy Stroud

Christy is a publicist at Tyndale, working to get the best media coverage possible for our authors and products. She has worked on many campaigns including the New York Times bestseller "Winning Balance" by Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible? DVD series, "The Devil in Pew Number Seven" by Rebecca Alonzo, "Night of the Living Dead Christian" by Matt Mikalatos, the "Courageous" novelization by Randy Alcorn, and "Cupidity" and "Unstuff" by Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Christy enjoys being a wife, mom, and pug owner. You can often find her reading, running, training for triathlons, doing youth ministry, and occasionally horseback riding. She also blogs at http://www.christystroud.com.