Ira Silverberg is a Strategic Advisor to Open Road Integrated Media, the world's largest e-book publisher. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Columbia University MFA Writing Program. The other positions he has held include, Literature Director of the National Endowment for the Arts; editor-in-chief of Grove Press; and as a literary agent and Foreign Rights Director at Donadio & Olson and Sterling Lord Literistic.