Dear FPBA Community,
I am pleased to announce that Parenthesis 23 will soon be in your mailbox. This issue is the seventh I have edited for the Fine Press Book Association, and it will be my last.
I am also pleased to announce that Bob McCamant will be taking over as North American Editor of Parenthesis – and this is something we can all be excited about. For those of you who don’t already know Bob, he has at various times been the FPBA’s North American Chairman and Treasurer; he’s currently President of the American Printing History Association, and for 35 years was the Vice-President of The Chicago Reader. Bob is the editor of Caxton Club’s monthly journal The Caxtonian, and since 1984, he has published many fine books at his Sherwin Beach Press. Add to these credentials his involvement with The Grolier Club, and you’ll share my excitement that the North American issues of Parenthesis will be in very good hands! I look forward to seeing Bob’s work on Parenthesis 25 (Fall 2013) – the journal’s silver issue!
Please send your article suggestions and other correspondence pertaining to the North American issues of Parenthesis to Bob McCamant at NAEditor@fpba.com. Sebastian Carter continues to be Parenthesis’s European Editor. Sebastian’s email is UKEditor@fpba.com.
Working with the Parenthesis contributors, the FPBA Board, copy editors, designers, printers, and others involved in making this outstanding international journal has been a great pleasure. Stepping away from Parenthesis will free up time to devote to my other passions – mainly composing music.
I look forward to reading about the books and people in the fine press community in future issues of Parenthesis.
All the very best,