Big Changes at Our Upcoming Conference and Expo
The end of the year has been a whirlwind for us here at Publishing Executive, as I’m sure it has been for many of you. In addition to the usual suspects of year-end business, our editorial staff and writers scramble to put together our December issue, which many of you may know by now is our annual “tips” issue. We pack as many tips on as many topics as we can fit into one issue. It’s a bit painstaking to produce, but it has become a reader favorite, so it’s well worth the effort. (When I say “reader favorite,” I don’t automatically lump you into that pile; we’ve just heard from many readers that it’s their favorite issue. It may not be yours. I think it will be, but maybe not—no pressure.) Many of these articles also will be posted on PubExec.com, so if you have your own tips to add to any topic we’ve covered, please post a comment sharing your insights on the Web site. Your knowledge can help other readers, and vice versa.
The end of the year is also tumultuous for us because planning for our Publishing Business Conference and Expo (March 10-12, 2008, in New York City) is now in full swing, and my desk is in a particular state of disarray. You’ll see many notes about the conference throughout this issue, giving you glimpses of some of the sessions we have lined up to help you in various areas of your business, from production, workflow and manufacturing to business management and e-media strategy. If you’re a past attendee, you should have received a personal letter from me telling you about some changes we’ve made this year to expand the event and make it even better than last year. We have an amazing conference advisory board who have generously volunteered their time to fine-tune session ideas, so that they are in-depth and really hit on the issues affecting you most.