Mascot Books, Inc.
560 Herndon Parkway #120
Herndon, Virginia 20170
Phone: 703-437-3584
Fax: 703-437-3554

Naren Aryal
CEO and Publisher
Mascot Blog

Josh Patrick
Sales and Marketing Director

Todd Civin
Acquisitions Editor

Laura Vasile
Senior Production Manager

Meghan Reynolds
Author Services Representative

Josh Taggert
Design Manager

Brad Vinson
Graphic Designer

Danny Moore
Graphic Designer

Debbie Nosil

About Us


Mascot Books was founded in 2003 with a single title about a university mascot. That’s how we got our name and that’s how we got our start. From there, we’ve gone on to publish nearly 1,200 books of all genres. Through our Mascot Authors Program, we’ve introduced a trusted and respected alternative to pure self-publishing that offers authors the production capabilities of “traditional” publishing and access to meaningful distribution channels.

It all starts with good content, and if you have that, we welcome the opportunity to review your submission and talk further about your project and our program for authors.

Naren a Self Publishing Expert from Mascot Books Publishing
CEO and Publisher

With over 12 years experience as both an author and publisher, Naren is an industry veteran who knows his stuff when it comes to book production, marketing, and distribution.

Josh a Self Publishing Expert from Mascot Books Publishing
Sales and Marketing Director

Josh has been with Mascot Books since 2008. He started off in retail sales and has sold millions of dollars of books in the past 7+ years. Currently Josh is the Director of Sales and Marketing. He works with children’s book authors, providing guidance and advice through production, marketing, distribution, and sales.

Meghan a Self Publishing Expert from Mascot Books Publishing
Project Manager

Meghan joined Mascot Books in February of 2014. She is a project manager, working with authors from the early stages of script all the way through production and printing. Meghan’s job involves coordinating all the many pieces that go into producing a book.

Kristin Perry
Project Manager

Kristin joined the Mascot Books team in October 2015 as a project manager. She primarily helps authors see their book ideas come to life, all the way from the beginning stages of a script through to creating the illustrations and completing printing. As a project manager, each day is different and full of new and exciting challenges for Kristin. Working with authors on a variety of topics gives her the opportunity to learn something every day and become even more passionate about the field of publishing and children’s literature!

Kristin earned her B.A. in English and Psychology from the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to Mascot Books, she freelanced as a copy editor and worked in administration with an education company. In her free time, you can find her trying to catch up on all the stacks of books she’s bought online!

Susan a Self Publishing Expert from Mascot Books Publishing
Production Manager

Susan joined Mascot Books in March 2015. She serves as a Production Assistant and manages a few projects of her own. She loves working with authors on their manuscripts and she has even been known to write a few stories herself! Susan also handles shipping books from the printer, mostly because she loves sending the “your books have shipped!” emails.

Maria a Self Publishing Expert from Mascot Books Publishing
Manager of Author Services

Maria joined the Mascot Books team in March of 2015.  She is looking forward to working directly with authors to aid in marketing, sales, and distribution efforts.  In addition, Maria enjoys keeping Mascot Books’ social media following up to date on our latest releases and events.

Debbie a Self Publishing Expert from Mascot Books Publishing

Debbie joined Mascot Books in December 2010 as the assistant bookkeeper. She became the bookkeeper in January 2014. She gets really excited about spreadsheets (especially those containing nifty formulas)!

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