The right book

at the right time


We love the Bixby Bridge (above) in Big Sur, California, which Jack Kerouac and many of the Beat writers crosseD. We wager it was the connector of great minds that made a wonderful contribution to American literature—by shaking things up a bit. We love that bridge for all these reasons, and we hope you come to love ours at Booxby.

What is Booxby? (books-bee)

Booxby is a software company using proprietary machine learning to solve the publishing industry's biggest problem: book discovery. Our innovation won a 2016 National Science Foundation award.


How do authors and publishers find the right market for their books without drowning inside an ocean of content?
How do readers find the right book in this ocean of 1.5 million books published annually (and rising)?

We built a bridge called Booxby to connect authors to readers and solve 'book discovery' from beginning to end. We bring modern analytics to book acquisition, positioning and marketing and close the loop by connecting readers to books just right for them.

Coming Soon!
We will release our book discovery service in 2017, first in an iPhone app—to enhance your reading experience, so please sign up and become a Charter Member to get free access to the beta, our first film clips, and test Booxby to find a book that's just right for you! With your input, we can build a lasting bridge between authors and readers.

Booxby Team


Holly Payne, MFA

CEO & Founder

Award-winning author
Award-winning indie publisher
Founder, Skywriter Books
Litquake advisory board
20 years publishing experience



Michael Beebe

Finance & STRATEGY

SR Publishing Analyst - Goldman Sachs Publishing Industry Analyst Viking, Soros & Citadel - Media, Internet & Consumer Investor Mojave Capital - Founder & CIO
20 years publishing analyst


Josh Conviser

Author Strategy

Author, Random House
Screenwriter, HBO
Film, TV Producer
A.B. Princeton
20 years publishing experience



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Samuel Colak, PhD

Chief Engineer

CTO - PawsToo, Ledgable, OpenLabel
Security Architect-European Patent Office
Chief Architect - KPN/QWEST
Solutions Architect - European Space Agency, KLM
25 yrs software development, engineering


Mark Bregman, PhD

OPERATIONS Advisor, Board

CTO, NetApp (present)
Senior VP and CTO,  Neustar
Executive VP, Symantec
CEO AirMedia, 16 years IBM
PhD, Columbia, Harvard



Jason Sroka, PhD


VP Analytics Temperature Alert
Analytics Quanttus
Analytics Confidential
Analytics Selventa
PhD, Harvard, MIT


Mitch Lowe

Advisor, Board

CEO, Moviepass (present)
Co-Founding VP Netflix
President, Founder RedBox
COO Redbox Automated Retail
CEO Quarterly.co


Bo Vargas


CTO, Kiddo (current)
Chief Architect - Quanttus
Chief architect - Audax Health
Cyber warfare architect - Raytheon
Space/nuclear/cyber - US army
20 yrs in artificial intelligence

Have questions, comments or just want to say hello? Please fill out this this form and we will get back to you soon. Thank you and wishing you cozy winter reading!

-Team Booxby

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