Toni Weisskopf

Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of sf and fantasy, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Correia, Charles E. Gannon, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, published by August House.

Baen is also known for its innovative e-publishing program, founded in 1999, which has expanded under Weisskopf’s leadership to include not only titles published by Baen, but also titles from other publishers, all without DRM. Other new programs under Weisskopf include the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award (co-sponsored with the National Space Society) established in 2007, the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award, awarded at GenCon and established in 2014, and, since 2015, the Baen Best Military SF & Adventure SF Reader’s Choice Award, presented at Dragon Con.