About Us & Contact

What we're all about

We're a small, women-led start-up dedicated to deepening the connections between readers, authors, and each other. We do so by offering many ways to connect -- even for those who don't have time to read.

Zibby Media, founded by Zibby Owens, includes a publishing house, a magazine, podcasts, retreats, classes, a book club, salon events, and an independent bookstore with frequent author events.

If you have ever loved a book, you're in the right place.

Our Beliefs

  • Stories are best when shared.
  • People who read the same book are no longer strangers.
  • When we talk about books, we're really talking about life.
  • Women supporting women works.
  • A small upstart can make a tiny dent in a crowded landscape.
  • Building a company around values not numbers can lead to the same results.
  • Community, caring, and collaboration is more powerful than competition.
  • We offer gracious hospitality.
  • We surround ourselves with nice, smart people.
  • Life is short.
  • A new model is possible.
  • What we're doing matters.

Who knows where the next chapter will take you?

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Where it all started

Origin Story

When book lover, aspiring author, and full-time mom Zibby Owens started her podcast, Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, she had no idea it would lead to what the L.A. Times called "the Zibby-verse." But after turning 40 and getting divorced, she redisovered her passion for books and followed her instincts, perhaps honed by her MBA, expanding her company in ways designed to help all parts of the literary community.

Zibby Media has not only connected countless people as Zibby hoped, but founding it completely changed her own life. A novelist, memoirist and children's book author in her own right, plus a publisher and indie bookstore owner, Zibby, remarried to Kyle Owens, has lived out what she learned after many losses: If not now, when?

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Meet the Team

Jordan Blumetti

Editor, Zibby Books

Gabriela Capasso 

Senior Associate Editor

Sarah Fradkin

Publicity and Marketing Assistant

Sierra Grazia


Darcey Gohring

Head of Zibby Classes

Samantha Gregory

Head of Marketing, PR and Community, Zibby's Bookshop

Contact Us

we'd love to hear from you

All publicity inquiries: publicity@zibbymedia.com

For general info: info@zibbymedia.com

For brand partnerships: partnerships@zibbymedia.com

To submit a manuscript for Zibby Books publication: submissions@zibbymedia.com

To pitch a book for Zibby's podcast, Zibby's Book Club, or other round-up coverage: pitches@zibbymedia.com

For info about Zibby's Book Club: bookclub@zibbymedia.com

For classes info and to pitch a class idea: classes@zibbymedia.com

For Zibby Mag article pitches or info: zibbymag@zibbymedia.com

For retreats info: retreats@zibbymedia.com

For Zibby's Bookshop bookstore info: info@zibbysbookshop.com

To pitch an author event at Zibby's Bookshop: events@zibbysbookshop.com

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