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– Brett TRISTAN Waldman
     Publisher Brett TRISTAN Waldman
Deep Roots in Publishing.
I had the rare opportunity to actually grow up in the book industry, as my Dad (Ned Waldman) and Uncle (Norton Stillman) founded The Bookmen in 1962. You can definitely say that the romance and love for books resides deep within me.

Over the years I worked my way up from packing and stickering to the role of President and co-owner, stopping to work and understand each and every job we held at our operation. At The Bookmen we had 130 people on our team, carried 40,000+ titles and were proud to be the dominant wholesale book distributor in the upper Midwest as well as one of the most respected forces within the library and school marketplace nationally.

When I started at The Bookmen, I also started working at Waldman House Press, where I was able to watch my Dad and his team pioneer so many elements of what it means to be different and stand out and thereby accomplish unusual success.

My understanding of the business has been cultivated not only from observing and doing at Waldman House, but also having the opportunity to observe and work with over 2000 publishers at The Bookmen.

Passionate about Books.
My goal at TRISTAN is to publish books of extraordinary quality with a message, books that make a difference in your life, books that touch your heart. It is with great passion that we will carry on the Waldman House legacy and build TRISTAN, one book at a time, never losing sight of our goal.

Other Passions in Life.
My wife, Sheila, takes first place followed by our magnificent companion Bugatti. From here you could find us, or more likely hear us (our hog is extremely loud), on our motorcycle. Otherwise, if we are not sailing we are dreaming of sailing.



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