Tim McKee Appointed Publisher of North Atlantic Books

Posted by – February 16, 2017
Categories: General

We have some exciting news to share with you—but, first and foremost, we want to express our gratitude for being part of the NAB community. Since 1974, North Atlantic Books has striven to provide you with cutting-edge, meaningful, and thought-provoking content to enrich the body, mind, spirit, and world.

As we move into the next chapter of NAB’s evolution, we couldn’t be more delighted and proud to announce that Tim McKee has been appointed publisher of North Atlantic Books. McKee, formerly director of publishing before succeeding Doug Reil as interim publisher, has officially taken over the helm, and we look forward to seeing his ideas and dedication in action as together we take NAB into 2017 and beyond.

Please see our official announcement, and get to know NAB a little better, below.

February 9, 2017

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Tim McKee Appointed Publisher of North Atlantic Books

Berkeley, CA—After serving for six months as interim publisher of North Atlantic Books (NAB), Tim McKee has accepted the position of publisher. He will continue to guide the strategic direction and core vision of NAB and its imprints, overseeing all acquisitions and editorial functions and safeguarding the financial viability of the organization. “I am honored to serve North Atlantic Books’s mission of publishing cutting-edge books on the transformation of self, society and consciousness,” McKee says. “I work with an exceptional staff, board and management team, as well as a compelling list of authors. I am excited to play a lead role in galvanizing our collective strengths as we develop new and innovative strategies for our next chapter.”

McKee came to NAB in 2013 as acquisitions manager before being promoted to director of publishing, succeeding outgoing publisher Doug Reil in July 2016. McKee previously worked as the managing editor of The Sun magazine and as the grants director for a social-justice foundation in San Francisco. His book No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa was an Honor Book for the Jane Addams Book Award and a Los Angeles Times best-seller.

Alexa Hauser, president of the board of directors of the nonprofit publisher, said, “The board was delighted to find our new publisher within NAB. Tim has shown himself to live the mission intellectually, spiritually and viscerally. We are confident that his leadership will strengthen our impact and value to the communities we serve.”



North Atlantic Books is a nonprofit publisher committed to an eclectic exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit and nature. Founded by Richard Grossinger and Lindy Hough, NAB aims to nurture a holistic view of the arts, sciences, humanities and healing. Over the decades, it has been at the forefront of publishing a diverse range of books in alternative medicine,ecology and spirituality. NAB is the publishing program of the Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization that promotes cross-cultural perspectives linking scientific, social and artistic fields. With more than 1,000 books in print, NAB has operated from Berkeley, California, since 1974.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the dedicated staff and board members who keep NAB going strong. Learn more about our staff here and Board of Directors here.


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North Atlantic Books (NAB) is an independent nonprofit publisher committed to a bold exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit, culture, and nature. Founded in Vermont in 1974 and operating in Berkeley since 1977, NAB has been at the forefront of publishing a diverse range of original books in bodywork and somatics, ecology and sustainability, health and healing, Indigenous cultures and anthropology, psychology and personal growth, social justice and engaged activism, and spirituality and liminality. NAB’s Blue Snake Books imprint is one of the largest sources of internal and historical martial-arts books in the world.