Publishers Weekly sold to former publisher


Reed Business Information has sold off another of its B-to-B magazine titles. Publishers Weekly is being bought by someone who knows it well – former publisher George Slowik.

The trade pub for the book publishing industry has been acquired by PWxyz LLC, a newly created company headed by Slowik, who ran Publishers Weekly in the late 1980s and early ’90s.

The new company said it will retain all of PW’s editorial, art, and advertising employees and the magazine will remain headquartered in New York City. Cevin Bryerman will stay as publisher with Jim Milliot and Michael Coffey serving as co-editors.