It is with a heavy heart that I sign off today as editor of MediaBistro’s eBookNewser. It’s been an amazing six months since we started the blog, and I’m honored to have been on this beat during such a time of change in the digital publishing world. Covering the leadup to and launch of the iPad was nothing short of a thrill, as was following the first months of the Nook, Amazon‘s reluctant embrace of the Agency Model, and the continued unfolding of the Google settlement.
I’ve been hired by PW XYZ, the company that bought Publishers Weekly. Starting in June, I’ll be PW’s new Senior Web Editor. For most of the summer, I’ll be focused on getting PW’s new Web site running smoothly, and I’ll resume writing for PW in August, when I look forward to an active dialogue with GalleyCat and eBookNewser.
I want to send a big thank you to everyone who’s been following and commenting on eBookNewser on the blog itself and on Twitter. It’s been wonderful to join this passionate community of eReaders, and I look forward to continuing to contribute in my new capacity at Publishers Weekly.
I hope you’ll keep reading GalleyCat and eBookNewser, where you’ll continue to find up-to-the-minute coverage of publishing and eBooks. eBookNewser Managing Editor Jason Boog, and whoever succeeds me as editor, will do a wonderful job of keeping you informed. More exciting things are on the way in eBook-land, and you’ll be able to read about them here.
Thanks for reading,
Craig Morgan Teicher