Popular Woodworking Sold But Future Not Clear — 3 Comments

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  2. Hi Bob, Sorry to hear about Popular Woodworking. I was the second editor at PW – 1992-1994 – when it was sold to F&W. The publisher at EGW gave me full reign – from author contracts to film out the door (we didn’t have an art department, so that also included design and layout). The only thing the publisher cared about was the cover for news stand sales. Without any demographics, I increased the subscription base from 180M to 280M. It was the most fun job I ever had.

  3. That was the high water mark for circulation. Can’t blame it all on corporate owners as the entire publishing world changed, but it dropped steadily since that time.