Jerome earned at BA in American Studies at Georgetown University and an MA from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In 1998 he was one of the founders of Book Magazine, serving as its Editor in Chief throughout its run. He was named Managing Director of global media conglomorate VNU’s US Literary Properties in 2004; in that capacity he oversaw the creation of TheBookStandard.com and revitalized Kirkus Reviews and KirkusReviews.com. He subsequently worked with another startup, NetGalley.com, before beginning development of The Museum of American Literature and launching TheBiographyMachine, a documentary-arts company. TBM’s current project focuses on an East Texas family in the 1950s.

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  1. Judy Fallon says:

    I am looking for the book magazine that had the article on the well known bibliophiles. One was an English looking gentleman who had read everything and anything and was asked about subjects due to his amazing knowledge. The rest of the article had stories about other people who read quite a bit. I have been searching for this and it is driving me up the wall. I had the magazine years ago when I had purchased a Barnes & Noble card…Help..anybody!!! I think the picture of the main gentleman had him wearing a bowler hat or a cane or something like that…well dressed. and mature.

  2. D. T. Shindler says:


    I’ll always fondly remember you as the editor with whom I managed to land my first cover story (even if we butted heads about a thing or two). Glad to see you’re keeping busy on your side of the world.
    All best wishes from Australia.

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