Bruce R Barbour, known industry wide as "BRB" has been active in book publishing for over forty years. He has held executive positions at several publishing houses including Fleming H Revell Company (family owned business founded in 1870 and sold in 1979), Barbour and Company (co-founded and Exec VP 1983-1986), Thomas Nelson (VP, Publisher, 1986-1993), and Random House (VP, Publisher 1994-1996). In 1997, BRB founded Literary Management Group, a full-service literary agency and publishing consulting firm that has represented best-selling authors and properties including Zig Ziglar and The Beginner's Bible, consulted with publishing houses including Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, Hachette and others as well as packaged books for speakers, associations and corporations.
"BRB" is the fourth generation of a publishing family that has served authors for nearly 150 years.
In 1870, his great-grand uncles, Fleming H. Revell and Dwight L. Moody, started publishing Christian books. Following in the footsteps of his great-grand uncles, grandfather, and father, Bruce joined the Fleming H. Revell Company in 1975 after graduating with honors from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
Trained as an editor, Bruce has held executive positions in sales, marketing, operations and management.