The right book

at the right time


The famous Bixby Bridge (pictured above) in Big Sur, California makes your heart beat faster. Jack Kerouac
and many of the Beat writers crossed that bridge. We
wager it was the connector of great minds that made a wonderful contribution to American literature and poetry—
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 SaaS 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 this fall, first in an iPhone app—to enhance your reading experience while the nights grow longer, 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

CEO & Founder

Award-winning author
Award-winning indie publisher
Litquake advisory board


Mark Bregman, PhD

Lead Tech Advisor

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

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Bo Vargas

chief Engineer

Chief Architect - Quanttus
Chief architect - Audax Health
Cyber warfare architect - Raytheon
Space/nuclear/cyber - US army
20 yrs in artificial intelligence

Thamar Solorio, PhD


2014 Grace Hopper Prize

Natural language processing, machine learning, A.I.,
authorship analysis,

language assessment


Josh Convisor


Author, Random House

Screenwriter, HBO

Film, TV Producer

A.B. Princeton


Brenda Jaeck


CFO Bridgepoint

CEO Net Foresics

CFO Broadway Telephone Network

CFO AirMedia


Jason Sorka, PhD

Data Analyst

VP Analytics Temperature Alert

Analytics Quanttus

Analytics Confidential

Analytics Selventa

Harvard / MIT

Mitch Lowe

Co-Founder, Advisor, Board

Co-Founding VP Netflix

President, Founder RedBox

COO Redbox Automated Retail

CEO Quarterly.co


Mike Beebe

Strategy & Finance

Goldman Sachs- Publishing Industry AnalystViking, Soros & Citadel- Media, Internet & Consumer InvestorMojave Capital - Founder & CIO

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 autumn reading!

-Team Booxby

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