Publishers Weekly Bought by Former Publisher

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

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By Hannah Johnson

Publishers Weekly announced today that one of its former publishers, George Slowik, has bought the magazine, including the Web site and the Publishers Weekly Show Daily, the printed book fair publication that is produced during BookExpo America each year.

PW was first offered for sale in February 2008, along with other Reed Business publications, including Library Journal and School Library Journal.

More from the PW announcement:

Cevin Bryerman will stay as publisher with Jim Milliot and Michael Coffey serving as co-editors. Slowik ran PW in the late 1980s and early 1990s, leading the publication to record profits despite a poor economy. John Poulin, CEO of PW’s former owner Reed Business Information, said, “Given George’s history with Publishers Weekly, we believe this will be a great match.”

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.