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Tom Doherty

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Tom Doherty: Does the Republican party have a future in New York?

You Decide with Errol Louis

Ahead of NY1’s Republican primary debate for mayor between Curtis Sliwa and Fernando Mateo, veteran political consultant Tom Doherty joined Errol to talk about the state of the Republican Party in New York. And as a former top aide to Governor Pataki, he shared his experience working on the 1994 Pataki campaign against Mario Cuomo and weighed in on whether Andrew Giuliani has a shot at becoming the next governor of New York. And he explained why after being a life-long Republican he’s leaving the GOP. If you enjoyed this episode, listen to Errol’s conversation with George Pataki. Check out NY1’s extensive 2021 election guide on the Spectrum News app and here. JOIN THE CONVERSATION Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. And let Errol know what priorities you want the next mayor of New York City to focus on and whether any of the current candidates appeal to you. Send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com


26 May 2021

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061: Tom Doherty — Beating the Odds, Going from Survive to Thrive

The Results Podcast with Michael Altshuler

Tom is the US Director, Corporate Campus Distribution and Logistics @ Facebook for Canon Business Process Services.  He is a successful, empathic leader, and coach with over 30 years of experience in leading and managing outsourcing teams across the US and Canada. Tom has been involved in many client verticals including technology, hospitality, legal, insurance, and government. Tom overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to become who he is today.  He grew up just north of Boston in Somerville Massachusetts in government housing. Both of Tom’s parents struggled with substance abuse as well as mental/emotional/physical abuse.  This led Tom to determine in 5th grade that his life was going to be different. From there Tom made his own lunch, laid out his own clothes and arrived at school everyday at least an hour early playing sports. This led to a no “victim” philosophy and discipline that drove him to success in life, sports, mentoring, business and a very proud father of three young gentlemen ages 27, 25 and 20. FREE "7.5 Steps to Achieving Extraordinary Goals" eBook: http://michaelaltshuler.com/download-e-book/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/MichaelAltshulerBiz Twitter: http://twitter.com/maltshulerbiz Please SUBSCRIBE and leave a review!


27 Jul 2020

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S2 e05 - Black Shucks and Broken Backs [Tom Doherty]

Hella Weights

This week from the lockdown lounge, we speak to Tom Doherty of Black Shuck and Na Cruithne about strength and rehabilitating a brutal injury.---Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackshuckireland/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackShuckMetal/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wH3z1TC0oP_evdiNDXxkA/videosSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/hella-weights. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


22 Jun 2020

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59. Tom Doherty, Publisher of Tor, on the history of SF and value of Writers of the Future

Writers of the Future Podcast

Tom Doherty, Publisher of Tor, talks about the history of science fiction book publishing. He also publishes most of the Writers of the Future judges and discusses the value of the Writers of the Future program.


20 Jan 2020

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Ep 16: Show Trial - Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist, with Tom Doherty


Brandeis professor Tom Doherty joins us to discuss his new book about the 1947 Congressional hearings that led directly to Hollywood's anti-Communist blacklist. We start by untangling a few terms often used to describe the events of the time--HUAC, McCarthyism, the Red Scare--and the overall timeline of events in and around the hearings (2:15). Then we discuss the perspectives and strategies adopted by each of the main factions from Hollywood who were involved in the 1947 hearings: the studio bosses and their industry representatives from the MPAA (19:20), the staunch anti-Communist conservatives of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals (34:55), the activist anti-HUAC liberals of the Committee for the First Amendment (44:45), and the Communist party members and sympathizers known as the Unfriendly Nineteen, whose ranks were randomly culled to the Hollywood Ten (51:30). We finish with how the end of the hearings led rapidly to the blacklist (1:03:30), the role that film noir played in smuggling what may have been considered subversive content into movies of the time (1:10:00), and a story about one of the last surviving people who was directly involved in the hearings, Marsha Hunt (1:15:00). Tom Doherty's book is available at: https://www.amazon.com/Show-Trial-Hollywood-Blacklist-Culture/dp/0231187785Screenshots from several noir films where Diego Rivera's painting The Flower Carrier appears in the background, a possible sign of solidarity with victims of the blacklist: https://twitter.com/EddieMuller/status/934043742280884225 NOIR CITY Austin schedule and tickets: https://drafthouse.com/austin/program/noir-city-austin-2018NOIR CITY Boston schedule and tickets: http://www.brattlefilm.org/category/noir-city-boston/Please send us any feedback you have on our show to podcast@filmnoirfoundation.org, and rate/review us on iTunes. Music: Themes from I Walk Alone (by Victor Young), Crossfire (Roy Webb), and Dark Passage (Franz Waxman).

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14 May 2018

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Book Distribution Basics, with guest Tom Doherty

Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)

Tom Doherty of Cardinal Publishers Group presents need-to-know pointers for independent publishers seeking distribution for their books. He covers: the different types of distributor typical working arrangements, including exclusivity, house accounts, chargebacks, and services what you need to provide to find a distributor (such as a solid marketing plan!) the importance of keeping the lines of communication open discoverability working with online retailers Also: your questions on Digital Review Copies and royalties. Participants Tom Doherty has been president of Cardinal Publishers Group since 2000 and publisher of Blue River Press since 2004. Prior to Cardinal Publishers Group Tom worked in publishing for nearly twenty years including eight years in book distribution with Time-Warner and The Hearst Corporation. During his time at Cardinal Publishers Group, a full-service distributor, Tom has launched more than a hundred new imprints. As publisher of Blue River Press he published notable New York Times bestselling authors James Alexander Thom and Jack D. Hunter as well as category non-fiction and regional best sellers. You can check out his site at cardinalpub.com. Peter Goodman (host) is publisher of Stone Bridge Press in Berkeley, California. He began his publishing career in Tokyo, Japan, in 1976. A longtime member of IBPA, he has served on the IBPA board and as IBPA board chair.


2 Apr 2018

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Writing Excuses 8.44: Talking Publishing with Tom Doherty

Archive Seasons 7-10 – Writing Excuses

Tom Doherty, president and founder of Tor books, joins us at GenCon to talk publishing.


3 Nov 2013

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Publisher Tom Doherty on Tor Books

The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale

After working his way up through the publishing trade during the 1950s and 1960s, Tom Doherty became publisher of Tempo Books in 1972 and later Ace Books. In 1980 he established his own publishing firm Tom Doherty Associates Inc., with the help of several investors including silent partner Richard Gallen (of Dell Emerald Books fame), and with it the Tor Books imprint. Early Tor titles included Norton’s Forerunner; Fred Saberhagen’s Water of Thought; Poul Anderson’s Winners, Starship, Explorations and Guardians of Time; Keith Laumer’s The Breaking Earth, Beyond the Imperium, and The House in November; Harry Harrison’s Planet of No Return and Planet of the Damned; Roger Zelazny and Fred Saberhagen’s Coils; and Steve Barnes and Larry Niven’s Belial Honours during the early/mid eighties included The Prometheus Award for The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith (1982) and the Nebula Award for Best Novel for Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game (1985). In 1986 Doherty sold his company to St. Martin’s Press and TDA/Tor Books became a division of the larger company. Over time the portion of non-SF "mainstream" titles at Tor grew, to a point where,  by 1993, they made up more than half the list. As a result a new imprint, Forge Books, was established in order to better market these titles. Tom does a much better job of charting the history of his career and these companies than I have here. Listen and learn how and why he has enjoyed such success; you can just tell how much fun he’s had in the business.


11 Nov 2009