Ellsberg Books was founded by Michael Ellsberg in 2007. It is pioneering a new model of book publishing that celebrates, embraces and leverages the power of electronic media and distribution.

Michael Ellsberg is a professional developmental editor and book proposal writer. He was born in San Francisco in 1977, and graduated from Brown University in 1999, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, with Honors in International Relations. In 2005, he started Eye Gazing Parties, which was covered in outlets including the New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America, and which Elle Magazine called "New York's hottest dating trend." He has studied salsa dance for the past 15 years, and has taught Cuban salsa dance as a hobby for 6 years. He currently lives in San Francisco.