Who We Are
Founded in 2016, Open Ink Press is the brainchild of avid reader and business entrepreneur, Judith Utz.
A veteran marketer and advertiser with a detail oriented outlook on projects, Judith spent the majority of her career as the marketing manager of an independent agency where she spearheaded print/online/television/radio campaigns as well as taking charge of all SEM/SEO and social media activity.
She has owned and maintained a professional book review site, Binge on Books, for the last 7 years; it provides reviews, interviews, a monthly podcast, and news for all books, including YA, NA, Romance, Fantasy, and beyond.
Most recently, she began writing for TeenVogue focusing on LGBTQ+ lit in addition to a LGBTQ+ romance column on HEA USA Today called Rainbow Trends. In 2015, Judith took on the role of promotional/publicity manager for Queer Romance Month generating substantial hype and buzz throughout the independent and traditional publishing worlds.
Heading up Open Ink Press has been a lifelong dream of hers and she is thrilled at the chance to work with some of the most talented voices in publishing today.