This is a tough editorial to pen. It is my last.
Since losing my right hand assistant last July, I have been selling ads by day and doing everything else nights and weekends. Six months of being "chief cook and bottle washer" is enough. Friends in the industry warned me from the beginning that getting and keeping good sales reps would be my biggest challenge. Understatement. But I've had a blast producing Vintage for the past five-and-a-half years, and now this chapter of my life and work is coming to a close.
I want to thank all of my faithful advertisers - those who believed in a mere concept in the beginning and helped to launch Vintage , and those who stuck with me for the long haul. Needless to say, the magazine would have been history a long time ago without you!
Vintage is still - and always has been - a revenue producer. I just can't do it all myself. If there is someone out there who wants to get into the publication business, give me a call. I have a distribution system set up in five counties, software, templates and a well-recognized logo in place. Let's talk! .