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Editor-in-Chief

Pub Talk

By Denis Wilson

About Denis

Denis Wilson is the senior editor for Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines. In this role, he keeps a finger on the pulse of the publishing world, especially in terms of how tech innovations are affecting the industry.

Previously Denis was editor of WetFeet Magazine and WetFeet.com, both geared toward providing job seekers with insightful career advice. As a freelance writer, Denis’ work has been published by The New York Times, Fast Company.com, RollingStone.com, Fortune.com and Philadelphia City Paper.

Denis has a Master’s Degree in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.

You can find him here: dwilson@napco.com

Or here: @denis_philly

 

Publishers' Dojo

Linda Ruth
Nook’s VP of Marketing on “Delivering An Experience” on Ereaders
Dec 19, 2014

I spoke with Jeanniey Mullen, VP of Marketing for Nook. Jeanniey spent five years developing and marketing Zinio's award-winning digital...



Industry Insiders

The Insiders
The Real Cost of Content Marketing
Dec 10, 2014

How do you respond to advertisers who want to blog more and advertise less? Do you discuss with them the...



Media Vent

Bob Sacks
Print Mag Audiences Up, Metrics & Other Interesting Data
Dec 5, 2014

For the past week Mary Berner, President of The MPA (Magazine Media Association), and I have been communicating publicly and...



B2B Beat

Andy Kowl
The Impact of LinkedIn Buying Bizo
Aug 12, 2014

If B2B publishing was a different industry, the prospect of LinkedIn buying Bizowould invite anti-trust scrutiny. Just think about what might...



The Digital Market

Thea Selby
Top 5 Mobile Trends for Publishers—It’s Good News, Folks
Jul 7, 2014

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is one of my s/heroes. In this day and age of branded...



Publisher's Paradox

Andrew Davis
Publisher’s Paradox: Your Newsletter Subscribers Are Being Overfed
Apr 28, 2014

Charlie Magazine, based in Charleston, South Carolina, isn't asking its readers to subscribe to everything. Instead, Charlie is inviting readers...



Profit from Publishing!

Thaddeus B. Kubis
Media Conference Exhibitors Should Go Deeper to Engage
Oct 9, 2013

It has been a few weeks since I attended (as the guest of the event organizer) the Publishing Business Conference...



Facebook Co-Founder and New Republic Publisher Chris Hughes: Why Print is the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the Business

Last month I had the chance to attend the Adobe Digital Symposium in New York. Much of sessions focused on how brand marketers are harnessing the power of tablet and mobile publishing tools. However, as part of the day's events, Chris Hughes, publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic joined head of Adobe's digital publishing Nick Bogaty for a Q&A session.  Read More >>

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February Issue of Publishing Executive Out Now

Last week another action-packed issue of Publishing Executive hit subscribers' inboxes. In case you missed it, check out the digital edition here. And if you're not yet a subscriber, sign up here for your free digital (or print) subscription.  Read More >>

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Slow Down Old World, You're Moving Too Fast

One of my favorite songs off one of the best country albums ever is "Slow Down Old World" by Willie Nelson. He released the song on the Shotgun Willie album in 1973. The world was moving too fast for Willie then and is moving too fast for us today.  I have the album on vinyl and it's impossible to listen to Willie's languid singing and look at the weathered album sleeve and not slow down for a minute. That's why it's timeless music.  Read More >>

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Demand Media: A Story of Garbage In, Garbage Out

Earlier this week we aggregated a news item by Variety that reported on the downfall of content farming operation Demand Media. I suppose you shouldn't relish in someone else's failure, but it's hard not to be pleased by the fact that "the internet" is increasingly rewarding creators and publishers of high-quality content.  Read More >>

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Good Native Advertising Has Little To Fear From FTC

Today, in Washington D.C., the Federal Trade Commission is exploring the blurring of lines that is occurring between digital content and digital advertisements. Clearly, publishers and marketers are concerned the government could put a damper on what some see as a magic elixir for digital publishing.

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Politico Magazine: Or How The Web Turned To Print

Last week I wrote about the continued importance of magazine covers, as well as the trend of online-born publications, such as Pitchfork and The Awl, experimenting with digital magazine-style formats. With perfect timing, the first issue of Politico Magazine landed on our doorstep today in all its printed glory. The cover features a well-designed through-the-keyhole image of Barack Obama in his office, intended to convey the isolation and loneliness of being the one and only president of the

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Magazine Covers Still Matter -- Because Understanding The World Is Valuable

As should happen when you see a very well done magazine cover, I paused for a moment when I saw BloombergBusinessweek's cover on Twitter's IPO last week. I did so because it simply and beautifully encapsulated what the Twitter IPO represents -- a social media tool that seemed to be a silly little thing just a few years ago had achieved Wall Street-levels of sophistication. 
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Digging Up the Past: Publishing Archives Can Have A Second Life

Today Rolling Stone announced that Lou Reed would be featured on the cover of its next issue hitting newsstands this Friday. The post previewing what readers can expect in the issue says senior writer David Fricke combed through his archives of interviews with Reed and found quotes from the musician's associates, such as the unforgettable Andy Warhol.  Read More >>

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