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Step into the world of your favorite books. In the Ampersand app, you’ll read never-before-seen writing from authors you love and get a sneak peek at new works-in-progress. Plus, you can invite friends and family to join you, leaving comments and reactions as you read. 

Only on Ampersand:

  • Original writing you can’t find anywhere else
  • Author commentary on their own works
  • Deleted scenes, character sketches, and background on beloved books

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Our Team

Lisa Rutherford

Lisa doesn't care if it's too cliche right now. She has motherfucking dragons and will rule the seven kingdoms.

Lisa Rutherford

CEO & Co-founder

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Conor Dickinson

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was actually written about Conor. But no one knows. Cuz it's secret.

Conor Dickinson

CTO

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Sylvia Hooks

Sylvia confesses that she best relates to Jane Eyre, for her strength and perseverance through ridiculous trials.

Sylvia Hooks

CMO

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Sam Thompson

Sam loves Cormac McCarthy, but secretly hopes he’ll someday write a cyberpunk/noir novel.

Sam Thompson

VP of Engineering

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Dan Weiss

The Great Gatsby is Dan's alter-ego... an outsider striving to be on the inside.

Dan Weiss

VP of Biz Dev

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Lilli Thompson

If Lilli were a book character, she would be Alia Atreides from Dune. It’s not a happy storyline and she’s deeply flawed (ok fine, evil) but she’s one impressive lady.

Lilli Thompson

VP of Product

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Investor

Andreessen Horowitz

Partners

New Leaf Literary
Nelson Literary Agency

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