April 10, 2013
Publishing Secrets Acquires CreativePro.com and InDesign Magazine
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS- April 10, 2013 - PrintingForLess.com (PFL) announced that they have reached an agreement to sell InDesign Magazine
and CreativePro.com to Publishing Secrets, Inc.
The team that publishes both InDesign Magazine
and CreativePro.com remains largely the same. David Blatner, who has served as editorial director of the magazine since its inception in 2004, will become Publisher, along with Anne-Marie Concepcion, co-founder of InDesignSecrets.com. Mike Rankin, the editor in chief of both magazine and web site, stays on.
is a bimonthly periodical devoted entirely to Adobe InDesign and to the thriving community of InDesign professionals. CreativePro.com
, launched in 1998, is a well-respected industry portal and resource for the creative professional and publishing community.
PrintingForLess.com C.E.O. and founder Andrew Field reflects on the sale, "I am happy to have found a great home for CreativePro.com and InDesign Magazine
. I am confident David, Anne-Marie, and their team will take these properties to the next level, producing even more great content for graphic designers, pre-press technicians, and other creative professionals. This move will allow us to focus on our core mission of helping our customers implement successful print marketing campaigns."
CreativePro.com and InDesign Magazine
have over 200,000 subscribers spanning industries from digital publishing, marketing, graphic design, and print production.
Author and internationally-renowned page-layout guru, David Blatner notes, "It has been terrific working with PFL over the past nine years, and I'm looking forward to the next decade of publishing the best tips, techniques, and tutorials for everyone in the graphic design industry."
Anne-Marie "Her Geekness" Concepcion added, "I've been training creative professionals for over 20 years, and have long respected the great work that CreativePro.com has done. It's a pleasure to take over the role of publisher and help grow this important industry portal."
Continuing the collaborative nature of the online entities, Publishing Secrets intends to grow the subscription base with articles and tutorials that meet the unique needs of designers and creative professionals. With an emphasis on education and inspiration, CreativePro.com and InDesign Magazine
will help designers navigate the rapidly evolving field of digital and print publishing.
PrintingForLess.com (PFL) is the nation's first e-commerce commercial printer with over 100,000 customers nationwide and steadily growing. An industry leader in high quality commercial printing, they focus on delivering remarkable customer experiences. As the Wall Street Journal
has noted, PFL succeeds in striking the best balance between human and online interaction with customers. At PFL, it's right, it's on time, or it's free.
About Publishing Secrets
Publishing Secrets Inc. (PSi) Is the parent company of InDesignSecrets.com, EPUBsecrets.com, DesignGeek, and PEPCON: The Print + ePublishing Conference®. Over a quarter-million InDesign users worldwide rely on InDesignSecrets as the number-one resource for all things InDesign. Created in 1996 by publishing experts David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion, PSi helps creative professionals escape the nightmare of overwhelming complexity, the unrelenting flood of new technology, and the tumultuous sea of choices. To contact PSi, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-801-459-4477.
PFL is a marketing technology company that provides printing, mailing, fulfillment, and marketing automation services to over 200,000 businesses from startups to the Fortune 500. Our 100,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility provides a one-stop shop for all your company's needs, from marketing advice, design services, sustainable print and mailing solutions since 1996. Our highly qualified team of 300+ employees deliver exceptional print quality with award-winning customer service backed by our A+ BBB rating and 100% satisfaction guarantee.