Hamilcar Publications is a Boston-based publisher focused on professional boxing, true crime, hip-hop, jazz, and more. Our books appeal to fans of these fascinating, often-intersecting worlds as well as to readers who are simply passionate about great nonfiction storytelling and beautiful book design.

Kyle Sarofeen, Publisher

Before co-founding Hamilcar, Kyle worked in the book publishing industry in the Boston area for over fifteen years for companies such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Quarto, and Pearson. At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt he was the lead buyer for the Curious George series, and at Quarto he was in charge of manufacturing for two imprints. He also did a stint in Pearson’s marketing department. Other highlights include being selected as a jury member for the New England Book Show, and doing an editorial internship with the prestigious boutique publisher Shambhala Publications, which is where his career started. His passion for boxing started when he watched Marvin Hagler fights as a teenager growing up in Massachusetts in the 1980s. In addition to his experience in the book business, he has an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Twitter: @sarofeen

Brad Norr, Creative Director

Brad Norr Design is a Twin Cities–based studio specializing in branding, packaging, and book design. Brad provides creative direction, design, and illustration services to Hamilcar and has designed covers and interiors for all of Hamilcar’s books. He has created branding and packaging for clients such as Target, Best Buy, General Mills, and Hershey’s; and book design for Quarto, Fortress Press, Simon & Schuster, and the university presses of Iowa, Minnesota, Wayne State, Penn State, Toronto, Georgetown, and McGill-Queen’s, among others. Brad‘s work has been recognized by the AIGA, Graphis, Communication Arts, the AAUP Show, Print, LogoLounge, Counter-Print Books, HOW, and the Design Observer, and has appeared online on The Dieline, Brand New/Under Consideration, the AV Club, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, and Sports Illustrated.

 Twitter: @BradNorrDesign

Interview With Kyle Sarofeen, Co-Founder & Publisher of Hamilcar Publications