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Roy M. Carlisle
Acquisitions Director
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Roy M. Carlisle is Acquisitions Director for the Independent Institute. In that capacity, he works with Independent’s Research Director, Center Directors, Fellows and Scholars to identify academic authors for potential book publishing projects. He is also the liaison with its print and ebook distributor, Independent Publishers Group in Chicago, and with publishing industry associations, including the Independent Book Publishers Association (where he has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors) and the American Association of Publishers.

Mr. Carlisle has been Senior Editor at HarperOne, West Coast Senior Editor at The Crossroad Publishing Company, Co-Owner and Editorial Director at Circulus Publishing Group, and General Manager of the Fuller Seminary Bookstore. He has also been a Founding Board Member and former Chairman of the Board at New College Berkeley, and Founder and former Executive Director of the Academy of Christian Editors. He maintains an active membership in S.H.A.R.P., the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. Currently Roy is also an Editorial Consultant to The Crossroad Publishing Company.

Mr. Carlisle holds a B.A. in philosophy from Whitman College and M.A. in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, studied counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, and taught publishing courses at the UC Berkeley and at the IBPA University.