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DID BD START?
IS LUBY PUBLISHING?
IS BD'S POLICY FOR SUBMITTING STORIES, PHOTOGRAPHY OR ARTWORK?
WILL MAGAZINE STORIES BE ARCHIVED ON THIS WEBSITE?
ARE THE FEATURE STORIES FROM THE OLD BILLIARDSDIGEST.COM SITE?
IS BILLIARDS DIGEST?
BD is a monthly, full-color, glossy magazine covering every
aspect of billiards worldwide, written by the best professional billiard
journalists. The magazine's content includes some of the best instructional
columns anywhere (with such high-caliber names as pool legends Mike
Sigel and Nick Varner), professional and amateur coverage, industry
news, personality profiles, billiards history and culture, and much
more, including many unusual, innovative and highly informative billiard
articles found in no other publication of any kind.
DOES IT COME OUT?
BD usually arrives in
mailboxes, at the newsstands and on the counters of finer billiard shops
by the week before the issue date (i.e., the November issue would arrive
Oct. 24). However, because of postal inconsistencies, issues will sometimes
somewhat late, sometimes up to a full week. To find places to buy
IS THE ANNUAL CUE ISSUE?
This highly anticipated issue appears every April, each
year with a different topic of focus on cues and cuemaking.
ARE THE TOP ROOMS AND ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AWARDS?
1989, BD has devoted an issue to our selection of the 10 most
popular, striking and successful billiard establishments in the world
for that year. The Architecture and Design Awards go to those establishments
with the most unusual, innovative and beautiful poolroom aesthetics.
DID BD START?
Billiards Digest began in 1978 with Jim Rempe as our premier
cover subject. It remained a bi-monthly magazine until it's 20th Anniversary
in 1998, when Luby Publishing - and the billiard industry - had grown
financially strong enough to support a monthly magazine.
IS LUBY PUBLISHING?
The parent publishing comapny of Billiards Digest, Luby Publising
was started in 1913 by Dave Luby with the magazine Bowlers Journal,
a title that remains in strong circulation today. From 1938 to 1977,
the magazine's title had changed to Bowlers Journal and Billiard
Revue; at the time, these two sports industries were very similar
and overlapping, and could be covered in the same periodical. Mort
Luby Jr., the grandson of Dave Luby, decided the sport of billiards
needed its own magazine, and debuted the first issue of Billiards
Digest 65 years after the premier of Bowlers Journal. In 1980,
Luby hired Mike Panozzo to be the magazine's editor, who, in the coming
years, would not only steer, grow and strengthen the magazine to its
present status, but would also become an influential voice in the
billiard world. In 1994, Panozzo and business manager Keith Hamilton
bought the company from Mort Luby Jr., becoming the company's publisher
and president, respectively. In 1996, they added a new title to the
Luby Publishing periodicals, Bowling Center Management.
WHAT IS BD'S POLICY FOR SUBMITTING STORIES, PHOTOGRAPHY
Story ideas, clips, photos and illustrations are always welcome, but
for feature stories BD editors usually rely on their team of
professional writers. (Note: BD and its editors are not responsible
for the return or storage of unsolicited work. Do NOT expect unsolicited
material to be sent back, even with an SASE.) However, the editors
are always interested in amateur tournament reports from around the
world, so feel free to send in results, descriptions and a contact
source. While there is no guarantee that a submitted tournament report
will be in the magazine, the editors do rely to some extent on reader
submissions to get a sense of localized action. Submissions can be
mailed to Billiards Digest, 122 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1506,
Chicago IL 60603, or emailed to the editor by clicking
WILL MAGAZINE STORIES BE ARCHIVED ON THIS
With a solid foundation to present greater content, our plan is to
expand the site far beyond its original capacity. We will definitely
be offering content that originally appeared in Billiards Digest
magazine on BilliardsDigest.com in some form, and are currently working
on constructing an online archiving system.
WHERE ARE THE FEATURE STORIES FROM THE OLD
As the site develops, features such as "Top 50 Players" and "MetroPool"
will be reintegrated into the site.