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Daniel Harmon

Publishing Director




After indulging a curious love for long-dead authors at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Daniel moved to Connecticut to pursue a career in publishing. While there he worked his way through the Stratford library’s entire collection of Criterion DVD’s, became adept with a George Foreman grill, and wondered, during epic and often blizzard-y bus commutes, why he didn’t have a car. Between commutes, Daniel managed the pop culture list at Praeger Publishers, and contributed to the launch of their award-winning pop culture database.

In 2006 Daniel moved to Brooklyn, where he was able to work from home and purchase groceries after 8 pm. In the course of his Brooklyn travels he became increasingly interested in electronic publishing, and in January of 2010 he joined the writing staff at, and began to assist with marketing and acquisitions efforts at Vook. He’s now thrilled to be back in San Francisco with Zest.

Daniel loves free podcasts, midnight movies, and Halloween costumes made out of nothing but cardboard and household trash. He is the author of an essay about Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room, which appeared in the multivolume set Cult Pop Culture (2011), and his first book, Super Pop, was praised by Kirkus as “weird, witty, and endlessly entertaining.”