Meet The Team

Your Personal Expert
for Everything Book-Related

Karen Strauss has worked in the publishing industry for more than 30 years and has held management and marketing positions at major publishing houses, including Bantam Books, The Free Press, Crown, Random House, and Avon.
Book Publishing for Entrepreneurs
She is the President of Strauss Consultants, Inc., an independent group founded in 1991 that works with small publishers and organizations in the U.S. and internationally to increase sales, and expand her client’s reach through effective distribution. Karen also founded Hybrid Global Publishing, supplying publishing and marketing services for brands, organizations, and individual authors.

She is the author of Book Publishing For Entrepreneurs: Top Secrets from a New York Publisher as well as an online course called Publishing 101: Your Complete Guide from Idea to Published Author.



A Team Here For You
And Your Book

Rebecca Carey, recent addition to the team, works as Hybrid Global’s Project Coordinator. Pulling from her previous experience in the publishing world as well as the social media realm, Rebecca is excited to join the HGP team and work with the talented authors!

Rebecca has always had a passion for books and publishing. So after graduating from undergrad with a degree in Mass Communications, Rebecca went on to get her Master’s Certificate in Publishing at the Denver Publishing Institute. Shortly after, she moved out to New York and held multiple intern positions at various publishing houses as well as PR firms specializing in books.

When she’s not at work, you can find Rebecca with her nose in a book and her dog curled up at her side.








We’re Here To Make
Your Project A Reality

Izzy Strauss provides wisdom, wags, and winning companionship at Hybrid Global as our Honorary Mascot and Beloved Pup. Izzy is often seen around the Hybrid Global offices and greets our guests with a lot of happiness while also maintaining a professional work environment.

Izzy enjoys spending time with Karen, running through the grass at their house, cuddling, and of course stealing as many treats as possible!