Second City Publishing Services, LLC

Founded in Chicago in 2006, and now based in Madison, Wisconsin, Second City Publishing
Services has its roots in both the New York and Chicago publishing worlds. We offer both
individuals and organizations a full array of services including literary representation and
consulting. We currently represent authors in most genres of non-fiction as well as fiction
(primarily mystery), and support our authors before, during, and after their books are published.

For authors and organizations that have chosen to publish independently, Second City
Publishing Services offers complete editorial services. We work closely with both individuals
and organizations to develop, manage and grow their publishing programs.


Who We Are

Before founding Second City Publishing Services, Cynthia Zigmund spent more than twenty
years in New York and Chicago publishing including positions at John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
and Irwin Professional Publishing (now McGraw-Hill). In 1996, Cynthia joined Dearborn Trade
Publishing (now Kaplan Publishing) as executive editor; she was promoted to editorial director
six months later, and named vice president and publisher in 2000. During her ten years with
Kaplan, Cynthia expanded the organization's program beyond real estate and finance to include
business and architecture. Under her leadership, the company released several business
bestsellers and became a leading business book publisher. Cynthia holds a business degree
from Monmouth University in New Jersey where she graduated summa cum laude.





Richard Zigmund joined the company in 2008 after more than 20 years in commercial real
estate finance and banking, including JP Morgan Chase and General Electric. Richard
handles all aspects of marketing, finance, technology and operations. He holds a business
degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University where he also graduated summa cum laude.