Welcome Yvette Chin, DBW’s Editor

By Yvette Chin, Digital Book World Editor

I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining Digital Book World as Editor, especially at this critical time in book publishing. While the pace of change in our industry has proceeded at a dizzying rate, DBW has been a leader in bringing the latest news and industry analysis to a wide range of publishing professionals. (Including me – I have followed DBW since its launch.)

To share just a little about me and my background, right out of college I joined a publishing house as an in-house editor in trade nonfiction. For most of the past 15 years I’ve worked as a freelance editor, even while pursuing graduate studies in history. Most of my industry perspective comes from a background in education, in nonfiction, and in scholarly publishing.

As Editor for DBW, my mind is racing with ideas for covering our expansive industry landscape, where every day is full of new developments and exciting opportunities.

But I need your help.

We have much to learn through cross-pollination and information sharing. Together we will shape the conversation so that it best serves the Community, our Community. So, tell me by commenting below: What would you like to see here at the DBW website? What topics interest you most?

Or if you have ideas for feature stories, case studies, interview opportunities, or anything else involved in the digital transition for book publishing, feel free to reach out to me at yvette.chin@fwmedia.com.

One of the biggest challenges for any publishing professional today is that each of us is individually engaged in a book project, a genre, a publishing house. We have deadlines to meet and meetings to attend. But within DBW we are a global Community, with much to learn from one another.

And this is precisely why I joined Digital Book World: to take part in the conversation that will guide and shape the future of our dynamic industry.

Yvette Chin has worked in and out of book publishing for almost 15 years, primarily for trade nonfiction and scholarly publishers. With out-of-industry experience in academia and activism, for the past year, she had been working as a full-time freelance editor and writer, blogging about a range of topics from coworking to higher education to transmedia storytelling.


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