Jane Ubell-Meyer, founder Bedside Reading
Jane is the founder of Bedside Reading®, the world’s leader in placing and promoting books and authors in 5-star luxury hotels, the Hamptons, and the Media. This year, Jane celebrates 22 years of placing books in the Hamptons (through her companies, Buzz Bags and Madison & Mulholland). In 2017, Jane re-launched and re-branded the business officially launching Bedside Reading®, providing authors the opportunity to expand their fan base by placing books physical books, audiobooks, and eBooks) in luxury hotels, creating book marketing events from Aspen to Santa Monica.
In 2020, when COVID hit the travel industry, Jane published “Bedside Reading Magazine, which was distributed throughout the hotels in the Hamptons with subsequent issues distributed by Publishers Weekly and Hollywood Weekly nationwide. The 8th issue will be published May 23, 2023.
Jane recommends books in Lux Lifestyle Magazine, Gothamology.com, Delmar (for hotels in Greenwich, CT, New Haven, CT and Southport, CT. Coming June 2023), The Resident (A local paper in NYC), Goo$e magazine and is a frequent TV guest recommending books to readers in Los Angeles. (KTLA, KNBC)
Ubell-Meyer is a former TV/Film producer, her credits include GMA, ET, and WSJ-TV. She also produced several films. Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean, Sioux City, and Precious Find.
Jane spent a year working for Hearst Magazines Branding and Licensing division before creating the award-winning company, Madison & Mulholland which was one of the world’s leaders in celebrity gifting. The company was known for their excellent commitment to luxury gifting and working with Oscar, Emmy, Grammy winners and nominees. She produced celebrity gifting lounges in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami for major movie studios and events.
Jane spent seven years teaching students the finer elements in how to become an entrepreneur at New York Fashion Institute of Technology. Jane lives in Connecticut with her husband.
Co-Founder Bedside Reading/On the Download
Lisa loves a good start-up! From children's clothing to an organic drink mix and most recently an all women speaker agency called Chasing Light Speakers, she thrives on making magic through connections. Joining Bedside Reading and working alongside Jane Ubell-Meyer to create /onthedownload, Lisa is drawing on a multitude of her passions. She is thrilled to collaborate, share ideas and create programs that unite writers and clients to impact the global conversation and spread the WORD!
Public Relations Consultant
Elisa Fershtadt, based in New York, is a public relations and marketing communications specialist with extensive travel/hospitality and tourism experience. Her far-reaching media contacts with leading print, electronic and on-line media as well as leading influencers, have placed her clients in front of a national and international audience through all mediums. Feature coverage and articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today and on NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning and Fox Business News as well as major tourism blogs, Instagram posts and stories, trade, and business outlets. Luxury travel features have appeared in Departures, Architectural Digest, Cigar Aficionado, Elite Traveler, The Robb Report, New York Times “T” Magazine, among others.
Her experience also includes representing major luxury hotels, resorts and brands including the Ritz Hotel, Paris, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hotel des Bergues, Geneva, MayFair Hotel, London, The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences, London, Carlton Tel Aviv and Keystone Resort, Vail, and Beaver Creek in Colorado, to name a few.
For Bedside Reading, she helped create programming during the pandemic that allowed the company to move from placing physical books in luxury hotels to launching a series of virtual book/hotel clubs, small author book gatherings, as well as a new magazine for the summer Hamptons program - Bedside Reading – The Magazine. She also helped launch Bedside Reading’s digital On the Download program.
Erin has a passion for sparking new ideas and producing creative energy. Professionally, her main experience is with event coordination as well as social media influences and strategies. Erin loves building new, beneficial relationships with clients and broadening the network of her company. She is the main manager of the Bedside Reading magazine, coming this summer to be distributed through the Hamptons! In her spare time, Erin likes to travel and write, but there is nothing she enjoys more than a great book in my PJ's with her cat.
Executive Book Curator
Manager, Bedside Reading Readers Campaign
As an avid reader I have been participating in, and organizing, book clubs/tours for many years so heading up the new Bedside Reading Readers program was a natural next step for me. I enjoy discovering new authors and trying out new genres and this aligns with the program's goal - to provide a platform for those undiscovered authors to share their work with readers - and for readers to discover new authors. In addition to reading, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, and walking on mountain trails. I live with my husband of 17 years in Colorado (with seven children between us!) and a brand new grandchild.
An inspiring award-winning Canadian author and wellness expert, Jane Enright is a former strategic planner, university lecturer, Founder and CEO of My Super Awesome Life Inc. and a Bedside Reading associate focused on health and wellness partnerships. She is the winner of the 2022 Canadian Book Club Award for Best Book, Spiritual, Health & Wellness, and the 2022 Silver Medal from Living Now Evergreen Book Awards, to commemorate world-changing books published in this new millennium for her compelling, uplifting memoir entitled Butter Side Up: How I Survived My Most Terrible Year & Created My Super Awesome Life. Jane is also the author of the acclaimed wellness playbook Jane’s Jam: Inspiration To Create Your Super Awesome Life, shortlisted for the 2023 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize.
Jane is helping audiences worldwide land “butter side up” find joy, successfully manage change, and create new beginnings and fresh starts after the unexpected through her writing, speaking, and partnerships. You can connect with Jane on LinkedIn, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Graphic/Web Designer/CDO Graphical Solutions, LLC
Sharon Silver resides in Tampa, Florida and is the owner of Graphical Solutions, LLC, an award-winning agency. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising Production. Sharon has been a graphic designer for more than 32 years and has worked in various industries, including print and advertising agencies. Her experience includes financial, law, healthcare, retail, real estate, and MLM industries in the print and web arena.
LEA CRIS DE LA CRUZ
Lea is the researcher of her team and also serves as Jane Ubell-Meyer's assistant. She is an active member of the Bedside Reading Team, where she has had the opportunity to work alongside a group of wonderful people and learn new skills. Her love for local libraries and admiration for authors began at a young age. Lea is grateful for the guidance and inspiration provided by the team's founder, Jane Ubell-Meyer, who has instilled in her a strong work ethic and belief in her abilities.