Janet Spavlik

Janet Spavlik
7 Ways to Tweet Your Event to the Top

The staff of 1105 Government Information Group wanted social media to play a significant role in its Open Government & Innovations (OGI) Conference.

Bob Sacks

For so many in the publishing industry, Bob Sacks—or BoSacks, as he is also known—is as regular a part of your work routine as your morning coffee.

Ken Brooks

Ask a sampling of your book industry peers, and you will find that most publishing careers do not begin with an engineering degree.

Michael Lonier

As someone who was interested in photography and the media from a young age, Michael Lonier dreamt of becoming a photographer for Life magazine.

10 Tips for 
Streamlining Production

Doing more with less has become standard operating procedure for most production departments. Many production and manufacturing executives are regularly tasked with reviewing their processes to find even more ways to trim time and costs from the production cycle. Here, industry professionals offer 10 tips for streamlining production.

Digging Up a Bigger Audience

While many magazines have made industry headlines this year for declining rate bases, Archaeology has managed to buck the trend. The 60-plus-year-old magazine, published by the nonprofit Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), announced earlier this year that its rate base had increased 4.65 percent to 225,000. How is the bimonthly—geared toward both professional archaeologists and archaeology enthusiasts—wooing new and current subscribers? AIA Executive Director Teresa Keller spoke with Publishing Executive about how the magazine is succeeding at a difficult time for both the country and the magazine publishing industry.

A Case for Custom Publishing

HealthMatters Editor-in-Chief Christopher Leach talks about the benefits—and potential pitfalls—of adding custom magazines to your publishing portfolio.

Anatomy of Today's Successful Publisher

Canon Communications—Chairman and CEO Charles G. McCurdy is quick to point out—is not immune to the current economic environment. However, double-digit revenue growth in recent years, strong penetration in recession-resilient industries, and well-defined business strategies in print, digital and events have helped the Los Angeles, Calif.-based business-to-business media company weather an often-debilitating economic storm.

Kindle DX Launches With Larger Display

At a New York City press gathering similar to one held just three months ago when the Kindle 2 was unveiled, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos once again addressed a crowded auditorium Wednesday morning to talk about his “Kindle vision”—to have every book ever written, in any language, all available in less than 60 seconds. Perhaps taking another step forward in achieving his ultimate goal, Bezos introduced the Kindle DX, which, at 9.7 inches, boasts a display screen that is two-and-a-half times the size of its slightly older sibling, the Kindle 2.

2009 Publishing Business Conference & Expo Focuses on Publishing Innovation

With no government bailout in sight to rescue their ailing industries, more than 1,200 magazine- and book-publishing executives convened at the 2009 Publishing Business Conference & Expo in New York City, March 23-25, in search of strategies to help them weather the worsening storm. And while much of the discussion centered around cost-cutting, the topic of innovation took center stage throughout the event, which featured nearly 60 educational sessions and more than 125 speakers.