Editor’sNote: Thank You … and Big News
And I'd be remiss if I didn't thank our advertisers and sponsors, whose continued support enables us to bring you this magazine and all of its related digital content for free. I encourage you to check out their services; they, too, have valuable insights into trends in the industry, and offer solutions and products that can save you time and money, and help you as you prepare your businesses for a profitable future in a morphing industry.
he Big Book Business News
I'm also excited to announce some big news. With this issue, we welcome a new editor-in-chief, Brian Howard, and announce the promotion of Matt Steinmetz to publisher and of James Sturdivant from contributing editor to senior editor of Book Business.
Brian is a longtime writer/editor, whose career history includes positions with Target Marketing magazine (where I used to work with him), editor-in-chief of Philadelphia's City Paper, editor of a national music magazine and editor of an urban sustainability magazine. In addition to being a longtime fan of his work, I'm thrilled to bring Brian's experience, intelligence and creativity to Book Business.
Many of you know our new publisher from his many years on Book Business's editorial staff and his role in helping to run the Publishing Business Conference and Expo. Matt's business savvy led him into sales, and his rapid success led to his promotion to publisher. We are looking forward to Matt's guidance and business prowess to ensure the continued growth of this magazine and all of its related products.
James Sturdivant's features have continually ranked among readers' favorites in our annual reader surveys, and he has contributed significantly to our digital expansion and editorial content and direction. It is with great pleasure that I announce that he will be more involved in Book Business' content and growth.