With all the recent changes that have occurred in Quick Printing, I’ve been fielding a lot of questions lately. However, there are two that keep popping up over and over again, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to answer them publicly.
By far, the most often asked question is, “Where is Bob?” Well, he’s kind of like Waldo—he’s always there, but sometimes you have to search for him. First, let me reassure you that Bob has not retired. Most days, he’s right here in the office, just like always. As our senior consultant, he is still writing QP feature articles (read his annual State of the Industry report on page 16) as well as some articles that will be available only at MyPrintResource.com. He’s still writing his QP blog and is also working on some independent projects, including a new book for the industry. You can connect with him on Facebook or LinkedIn.
The second most asked question is “Where can I find the Web Exclusive articles?” I want to make sure everyone has the answer to this one. After all, what’s the point of offering all of these great articles, interviews, and columns if you can’t find them? Luckily, this is a simple fix. Just go to www.MyPrintResource.com/magazine/qp/currentissue. That will take you to all of the articles in this issue, including a clearly marked section for all of the Web Exclusives. If you are looking for a Web Exclusive from a past issue (they are always listed in the table of contents), just type the article name in the box marked “Site Search” in the upper right corner of the website.
There will be loads of information channeled into the Web Exclusive area over the coming months, and now you know where to find it. Since folding all of the Printing News content into Quick Printing, the number of articles published each month has increased exponentially. Last fall, we had nine regular columnists in QP. Now we have 17, some of whom only write every other month. (And thank goodness for that because I could never wrangle and edit 17 columnists every month!)
I will be rotating the columns between print and the website from month to month so that you can get acquainted with the columnists who are new to you. In this issue, meet entrepreneur Sudhir Ravi, who shares what he learned from a bad decision in Keeping Print Relevant. Online, you can read columns from Tawnya Starr, Dr. Dave Claerbaut, and Stuart Margolis as well as an interview with the CEO of Nipson.
Good thing there are 31 days in January because it looks like you’ve got a lot of reading to do!