Sunday, April 18, 2010

Publishers Weekly Acquired by Former PW Publisher George Slowik, Jr. and Partners

New York City-based PWxyz, LLC announced today that it has acquired Publishers Weekly, and Publishers Weekly Show Daily from Reed Business Information-US (

The new company will retain all of Publishers Weekly editorial, art and advertising employees and will maintain its headquarters in New York City’s publishing hub. Cevin Bryerman as publisher, and Jim Milliot and Michael Coffey as co-editors, will continue to lead the publication’s management team. According to Slowik, PWxyz will leverage Publishers Weekly brand equity and talent pool to extend the franchise to a wider electronic and international footprint.

PWxyz, LLC is a newly organized company led by President George W. Slowik, Jr. and created to acquire Publishers Weekly magazine, Publishers Weekly Show Daily, and all related assets.