Publishers Weekly Joins Forces with NA Publishing for Archives Project [Press Release]
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Publishers Weekly Announces Archives Partnership with NA Publishing

- Digitizing 143 Years of Book Publishing News -

New York—May 5, 2015—Publishers Weekly is launching a partnership with NA Publishing, Inc. to digitize the entire 750,000 pages of the magazine’s archives. Known as “the Bible of the book publishing industry,” Publishers Weekly was founded in 1872 and has been published continuously since then.

“The complete digitization of the Publishers Weekly archives has been a goal since our acquisition of this extraordinary resource; for the sake of posterity and of history it must be saved,” says George W. Slowik, Jr., president and CEO of PWxyz LLC, the parent company of Publishers Weekly. “It will provide an historical record of the advancement of the industry, with news, features, sales figures, trends and so much more. As well, the inclusion of PW’s renowned book reviews, which began in the 1940s, serves literary historians and lovers of literature alike.”

Publishers Weekly reviews approximately 9,000 titles per year, and there are approximately 200,000 reviews currently available in digital form. It is estimated that there are 100,000 more book reviews in the archives.

“Providing students and scholars with access to the Publishers Weekly digital archive,” says Jeff Moyer, president of the Michigan-based NA Publishing, “supports a new level of research and understanding of America’s publishing industry. Every page, every article, every table and all of the advertisements will be reproduced as originally printed in full color.”

Slowik and Moyer expect that the release of the archive—it will be sold to libraries and made available as gated content accessible to subscribers on Publishers Weekly’s website—will be a boon to literary historians as well as to the industry in general.

Moyer estimates the project to culminate in 2017, and he has already heard expressions of interest from larger library systems in acquiring the archive, which will be fully searchable.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with George Slowik, Jr. or Jeff Moyer, contact Christi Cassidy, +1-505-986-1142 or +1-917-217-4269, or email ccassidy@publishersweekly.com.


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About Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of the book publishing industry. Founded in 1872 and published weekly since then, the magazine boasts 700,000 Twitter followers, Facebook “likes” and other social media followers; publishes nine e-newsletters, PW Select (a monthly supplement), two blogs, a mobile edition, digital editions and apps; and features a thriving website that reached 8.5 million unique visitors in the last year.

About PWxyz
PWxyz LLC is a digital media company based in New York. It is the parent company of Publishers Weekly and co-owner, with Combined Book Exhibit, of PubMatch. PWxyz’s other interests include BookWorks, an association of self-publishers, and BookLife, a joint web venture with Mediapolis dedicated to the support of independent authors.

About NA Publishing
NA Publishing provides comprehensive solutions for serials archiving to the library market. The company’s products include serials management services, serials access programs and digital archives. NA Publishing allows libraries to benefit from the broadest access to serials content in order to meet the needs of library users, space saving initiatives and preservation efforts.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with George Slowik, Jr. or Jeff Moyer, contact Christi Cassidy, +1-505-986-1142 or +1-917-217-4269, or email ccassidy@publishersweekly.com.

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