Amsterdam Quarterly and publisher/editor Bryan R. Monte mentioned in Het Parool
On 2 February 2019, Amsterdam Quarterly and its publisher/editor Bryan R. Monte were mentioned in an Het Parool article ‘Boekenmachine: Eigen beheer. Van enkel exemplar tot toonbanksucces’. (Book machine: Self-management. From single copy to commercial success’)
In a section, entitled: ‘Delen van kunst and literatuur’ (Sharing art and literature), reporter Marc Kruyswijk interviewed Monte about why he had used the American Book Center’s Espresso Book Machine to print AQ’s yearbook for the last eight years. Monte stated he used the EBM because he could print as few or as many copies of the AQ yearbook as he needed.
Monte emphasized also that the AQ yearbook is not for sale, but is only for writers whose piece or pieces appear in the AQ yearbook that year, for AQ reading audience members — only one copy per address to be environmentally-friendly — and for the AQ Writers’ Group members.
The article ends with Monte praising the EBM crew, Maria and Steven, who have printed the yearbooks, for their years of assistance. Monte states: ‘They ensure the editions always look a little bit better. If they say something can be done differently, I follow their advice without hesitation.’