Every book lover has an origin story.
Sherry Nigam’s passion for knowledge took root as a child in rural Kentucky.
Her dad printed the local newspaper and her mom drove the library’s bookmobile, often with Sherry on board chatting with people about the books they were borrowing. This inquisitive upbringing led her to a 30-year career in publishing culminating in her current role as Head of Books at SAE International.
Today, Nigam anticipates trends critical to aerospace and ground vehicle mobility, searches out authors who are experts in their fields, develops a pipeline of titles that balance the technical and the topical, and curates a catalog of more than 500 books, some still in demand after decades, that engineering companies, universities, and individuals around the world refer to on a daily basis, including Generalized Vehicle Dynamics by Dan Williams, Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, and Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics.
Her role may sound daunting, but Nigam is up to the challenge. With her love of nurturing new authors, she personally reviews every book proposal submitted to SAE Books and helps busy professionals develop the books they think they don’t have time to write.