IDW Publishing, known for it’s diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, announced today that Chief Operating Officer Greg Goldstein has been promoted to company president. He will remain COO and continue to manage IDW’s expansion. IDW co-founder Ted Adams will continue driving an overall strategy as chief ececutive officer and publisher.
Mr. Goldstein brings over 20 years of experience in entertainment, sports and video game publishing, and first joined IDW in 2008 as the company’s first COO.
“Helping bring IDW to new heights has been very rewarding, both personally and professionally, and I am honored to take on this new role,” said Mr. Goldstein. “Each year at IDW has been better than the last, and I know we will continue that trend for many years to come, through our strategic expansion into new and growing categories, while increasing our core business of print and digital comics and books.”
“IDW has grown during each of the twelve years we’ve been in business to become one of the most successful publishers in the industry,” added Mr. Adams. “To further our success as a company, we are exploring new markets and potential acquisitions, and Greg’s role as president will allow me more time to focus on these avenues of expansion, while we continue to elevate our publishing program.”
IDW has certainly carved a nice space on the comic racks for itself, with extended comic and book catalogues, as well as establishing itself as in the digital frontier. With titles like Hasbros’s G.I. Joe and The TRANSFORMERS, HBO’s True Blood, Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeon and Dragons, and of course, the BBC’s own DOCTOR WHO, Goldstein and IDW seem primed to elevate their publishing program. Certainly doesn’t hurt to have Anne Rice, George R.R. Martin, and James Patterson lending themselves to comic and graphic novel adaptations.
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