|John Joseph Adams|
Prime Books announced today that it is selling both Lightspeed and Fantasy magazines to current editor John Joseph Adams. The sale is part of the expansion of Prime Books. Publisher Sean Wallace stated that the book publishing side of his job was taking more and more time. Adams is a highly respected editor not only of the magazine but of numerous anthologies as well. Adams issued the following statement: “It’s an exciting time to be involved in publishing. Models are changing and so is the readership, and online magazines have a better shot at sustainability than ever have before. I believe the possibilities for growth are tremendous, and I look forward to staying in the vanguard of this new frontier.”
With the announcement last week that Realms of Fantasy was closing again, it’s been an eventful week in sff periodical publishing. As I promised when I posted about RoF I’ll have more to say about these changes in a post later this week.