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WHEN DID BD START?

WHAT IS LUBY PUBLISHING?

WHAT IS BD'S POLICY FOR SUBMITTING STORIES, PHOTOGRAPHY OR ARTWORK?

WILL MAGAZINE STORIES BE ARCHIVED ON THIS WEBSITE?

WHERE ARE THE FEATURE STORIES FROM THE OLD BILLIARDSDIGEST.COM SITE?

WHAT 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.

WHEN DOES IT COME OUT?
BD usually arrives in subscribers' mailboxes, at the newsstands and on the counters of finer billiard shops and rooms by the week before the issue date (i.e., the November issue would arrive around Oct. 24). However, because of postal inconsistencies, issues will sometimes arrive somewhat late, sometimes up to a full week. To find places to buy BD, click here.

WHEN IS THE ANNUAL CUE ISSUE?
This highly anticipated issue appears every April, each year with a different topic of focus on cues and cuemaking.

WHAT ARE THE TOP ROOMS AND ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AWARDS?
Since 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.

WHEN 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.

WHAT 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 OR ARTWORK?

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 here.

WILL MAGAZINE STORIES BE ARCHIVED ON THIS WEBSITE?

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 BILLIARDSDIGEST.COM SITE?

As the site develops, features such as "Top 50 Players" and "MetroPool" will be reintegrated into the site.



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