InDesignSecrets Buys InDesign Magazine and CreativePro.com

We’re so pleased to announce that our family has just gotten bigger? and we’d like to introduce you to our new brother and sister:¬†CreativePro.com and InDesign Magazine. Yes, Publishing Secrets (that’s the parent company of InDesignSecrets) just adopted them! (Well, okay, “acquired” might be a better word, but we’re trying to go with the “family” theme here.)

You might have thought that InDesignSecrets published InDesign Magazine, but actually — while David Blatner did co-found it — the magazine has always been owned and operated by CreativePro.com? which was, in turn, owned by Printing For Less. (Actually, the history is even more interesting: Did you know that CreativePro was originally launched by Extensis in 1999?!)

We have all kinds of ideas for both the magazine and the CreativePro.com site, but it’s going to take some time to get those things going. So in the near future you probably won’t notice much of a difference. The very able Mike Rankin continues to be our Editor in Chief for both. Anyone who already has a subscription to the magazine will keep getting it (we’re working on issue 53 now). And all the great columns and articles that you’ve grown to love will keep coming.

We (David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion) have each been involved with computer publishing and educating creative professionals for over 25 years, and it is our mission to bring you the best information about design, graphics, and publishing available anywhere. InDesign is a key part of the equation, of course, but so are Photoshop and Illustrator, fonts and photography, HTML and PDF and EPUB? that’s where CreativePro comes in!

Our live conference, PEPCON: The Print + ePublishing Conference, was our first significant leap. (Remember the next PEPCON will be in Austin in just over a month!) Now, CreativePro and InDesign Magazine allow us to take it to the next level.

If you’re not currently a subscriber to InDesign Magazine, we encourage you to sign up today! It’s a great magazine and will only get better! And, to be honest, subscribing is the primary way you can help support InDesignSecrets (and the thousands of free tips and tricks here on this site).

We look forward to many more years of sharing awesome information with you!

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42 Comments on “InDesignSecrets Buys InDesign Magazine and CreativePro.com

  1. Congratulations! Great news. It makes total sense to have all of these entities in the same family. As long as you don’t ban telecommuting! :-)

  2. As the first designer of InDesign Magazine, congratulations to David and Anne-Marie for this latest accomplishment. Two more capable people to take over the magazine’s ownership and that of CreativePro.com can’t be found. Best wishes and continued good luck going forward.
    Scott

  3. Hearty congratulations! This is great news to the design community and we all look forward to the outcome when all your resources come together.

  4. If I can add my comments to the InDesign luminaries who have already done so… thank you! I’ve been a follower of both CreativePro (since the Extensis days BTW — in fact I think I once received a copy of Suitcase as one of their weekly prizes, but I used FontReserve at the time, so gave it to a co-worker).
    I’m really looking forward to you both adding your own personal panache to both endeavours.
    Cheers and congrats!

  5. David and Anne-Marie, you both must be completely crazy! But this isn’t new. To have done all the great stuff that’s made wonderfully rich resources for the best creative community in the world, you’ve gotta be nuts.

    Best wishes for continued “insanely great” success. (Hmm… that sounds vaguely familiar.)

    Regards,

    Peter
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    Peter Gold
    KnowHow ProServices

  6. As an InDesign magazine subscriber who can’t afford the hefty price of attending PepCon, I would really like to see some of the ideas and information from the convention sessions covered in InDesign magazine. Maybe even a whole issue. Also, keep the epub and DPS stories coming. Understanding how InDesign fits into the ever changing mobile publishing world is critical for so many of us. Can’t think of anyone better to explain it than David, Anne Marie and Mike. (Love Mike’s InDesign courses on Lynda.com too)

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!! Great news, both for you and the greater design community. Finally some positive news about an acquisition that I know good things will come from.

  8. Man, this is absolutely great news. I have been a subscriber of InDesign magazine since the very first issue. I can’t wait to see what you guys have planned. I’m really excited about this and I also think the audience will grow from this. By the way, thanks to David, Mike, and my favourite, Ann-Marie. I have learned so much from the podcasts, the videos, seminars, and this site.

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