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Christopher Robbins

Christopher Robbins, the Pater Familius, has been in the magazine and book publishing industry for more than twenty years. He is a husband, father of nine children, backpacker, cello player, fly fisherman, and lover of a simple life. He is published in fiction, non-fiction, poetry. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in English and an MBA from Brigham Young University. He has served on the [email protected], BYU Management Society, Ogden Valley Arts, and Independent Book Publishers Association Boards.
Christopher Robbins is a husband and a father to nine children, six boys and three daughters, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an avid backpacker and fly fisherman, as well as musician who plays multiple instruments. Christopher started his publishing career by launching The ARTS Magazine in 1992, a slick, four-color magazine covering the arts of Utah. He has since served as a writer for multiple publications, as editorial director and marketing director for Northwest Publishing, as the founder of NOVELocity, a company that brought serial fiction to people’s emails before mobile technology, as the CEO of Gibbs Smith, where he lead the company to 13 consecutive years of double-digit growth, as the co-founder of Hummingbird Digital Media, a company that democratized audiobook and ebook retailing, as the CEO of American West Books, one of the premier book wholesaling companies in the country, as an adviser to the Indian tech company Papertrell, and has authored multiple children’s books. Christopher is currently the founder and CEO of Familius, a trade book publishing company founded in 2012 with a mission to help families be happy, a mission that has helped Familius be one of the top fastest growing independent publishing companies in the US for the past three years as reported by Publishers Weekly. Christopher earned a BA in English and an MBA from BYU. He has served on numerous boards including [email protected] and the Independent Book Publishers Association. His favorite quote is attributed to Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Christopher currently lives in the central valley of California with his wife, four of his nine children, and their cat and dog. 
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