Samantha Weiner joined Simon Element in 2022. Previously, she was an executive editor at Abrams, where she began her editorial career in 2010. She is the editor behind such breakout successes as Shea Serrano’s New York Times bestsellers The Rap Year Book and Basketball (and Other Things), Amanda Seales’s Small Doses, Complex Presents: Sneaker of the Year, and the New York Times bestseller Why I March. Samantha has worked with Nick Viall, Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang! Bang!, Iliza Shlesinger, DJ Envy, and Questlove, among other notable talents. Samantha is constantly on the lookout for authors who are thought leaders at the forefront of cultural conversations. Her list features illustrated and non-illustrated non-fiction projects with specific, unexpected, and timely points of view.
Areas of interest: Pop Culture, Self-development, Humor, Sports, Music, Love/Relationships, Lifestyle