“I found your book New Times of great help in my studies. It really helped me to make the grades in the newspaper management course.”

Femi Asekun
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

“I have just finished reading your book. It’s Great. You cover every topic in the newspaper world. I think we could use your book if I want to create a network among small newspapers in Peru.”

Luz Maria Helguero
Knight Fellow at Stanford University, the U.S.A.

“When I received a copy of the book New Times, I started to read it eagerly. After several pages I realized that the book is not to be read. It needs to be studied.”

Anatoli Maksak
General Director of the Media Holding Company, Salsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia

“Recently I was appointed the editor of a quarterly newspaper published by the municipal council in Lozorno, a small country town in West Slovakia. Suddenly I found myself in charge of drawing a new concept and design of the newspaper. Standing on a green field, I reached for your book New Times that had been laying on my bookshelf for a year. Only now I can see the treasure included in the book. It turned out to be very helpful when convincing the town mayor about the importance of advertising. He has adopted the idea from the book that advertising is not only about money, but also about informing the readers on what is available and where. I have set up an advertising rate card of the newspaper, using a sample from your book. We have already sold 1.5 ad pages out of the total 16 in the first edition.”

Dana Rusinova
Editor-in-Chief, Spravodaj obce Lozorno, Slovakia, former business editor of the Slovak business weekly Trend

“I am glad, I am one of those who were lucky enough to get the book. Despite the fact that my country, Lesotho, was the first to publish a newspaper in vernacular in southern Africa, and that we are on the 35th year of our independence, independent newspaper publishing in this country remains one of the risky businesses. However, the book has given one the tips that enable one to over-come some of the impediments. We regard it as a manual that has to be followed almost word for word - it is always on the editor's desk for ease of reference. I would nevertheless prefer a much smaller size.”

C. Ratabane Ramainoane
Editor-in-Chief, Moafrika, Lesotho

“This is the best book about newspaper management! Better said, it is a treasure!”

Dmitriy Klimanov
Publisher, weekly newspaper TV den za dnyom (Day-to-day TV), Lugansk region, Ukraine

“We will use this book for lectures at the courses of Journalism, Sociology and others.”

Boris Grigorovich Nagornyi
Dean of the School of Linguistics, Journalism and Sociology, Ukraine

“Starting from the second semester, this book will be used in the education process of not only the journalism students, but also for managers. In addition, it will be used for the school project of establishing a student’s newspaper.”

Vladimir D. Demchenko
Dean of the Mass Communication Faculty at the Dnepropetrovsk National University of Oleg Gonchar, Ukraine

“Received a copy of the manual and read it through last night. Very helpful, especially the first chapter about different concepts of press. I passed copies onto other people in our company, especially human resources for job descriptions.”

Jed Sunden
a US Publisher of the English language Kiyv Post weekly newspaper, trying to establish a daily newspaper in Ukraine

”Starting up a newspaper is starting up a newspaper, wherever you are. Take away the first couple of chapters about the role of a free press, and the book is largely a how-to manual. Well, there are new papers starting up every month in the U.S. Mostly weeklies. Reporters fleeing the big city, husband and wife teams, all sorts of people can start up a paper. They don't need to buy million dollar presses; they can contract printing to a commercial printer. So they only need a few thousand dollars for a couple of computers and some software. But how to do it? There's need for a basic manual on how to create and run a paper. There's not much out there on that. Most of the how-to books are about journalism, how to interview, how to write, how to edit. There's not a lot out there on advertising, management theory and systems, bookkeeping, job descriptions, etc.”

Brian L. Steffens
Executive Director, National Newspaper Association, Columbia, Missouri, USA