Quill & Quire
, a Canadian magazine
about the book and publishing industry, was launched in 1935 and has an average circulation of 5,000 copies per issue, but its publisher claims a readership of 25,000. Quill & Quire
reviews books and magazines and provides a forum for discussion of trends in the publishing industry.
Launched in 1935 by Wallace Seccombe's Current Publications, Quill & Quire'
s original editorial focus was on office supplies and stationery, with books taking on increasing importance only as Canada's fledgling indigenous book publishing industry began to grow and flourish. In 1971, Michael de Pencier
purchased the magazine from Southam (who had bought it from Seccombe and owned it for just six months). Quill & Quire
remained with de Pencier as part of the Key Publishers/Key Media stable for 30 years, until its sale in 2003 (as part of a larger transaction involving Key Media) to St. Josephs Corporation, a Canadian-owned and -controlled printing and media company based in Concord, Ontario.
The current editorial masthead includes Stuart Woods, editor-in-chief; Scott MacDonald, news editor; Steven Beattie, review editor; and Nathan Whitlock, Books for Young People editor. The publisher is Alison Jones and the associate publisher is Attila Berki, founder and former owner of the critically acclaimed small publishing house Riverbank Press. Athena St. Jacques is the magazine's art director and Meaghan Strimas is the marketing manager.... Read More