Archive for September, 2011

Publications next Friday and other things

September 23rd, 2011 190 comments

We are publishing a few titles at the end of next week. We are also re-organising the company. John is taking over as Managing Director while I am becoming Creative Director (basically I make things up, but don’t have any real responsibilities) and Colin becomes Operational Manager (meaning he tells us when we have forgotten things) as well as staying an editor. I don’t think the rest of the world will notice, but to us it is quite a shift in focus, and most likely a very good one. The reason is quite simple: we need a change for many reasons, not the least because it will continue to make us more dynamic. And personally I am quite excited about working on the 1.e4 project as well as other ideas, rather than doing sales projections and talking to business contacts all over the world.

I will however still be active on the blog and answer questions, I just don’t have any weight to back my answers up with anymore :-). Here is the recent publishing schedule.

Boris Awruch Grossmeister Repertoire 8 30 September
Artur Yusupov Chess Evolution 1 30 September
Arkadij Naiditsch Chess Evolution September 30 September
Boris Alterman Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits 1 30 September
Aagaard, Shaw (editors) Grandmaster versus Amateur Oct/Nov
Boris Alterman Das Alterman Gambit-Handbuch: Gambits mit Weiss Oct/Nov
Boris Alterman Das Alterman Gambit-Handbuch: Gambits mit Schwarz 1 Oct/Nov
Boris Awruch Grossmeister Repertoire 9 Oct/Nov
Lev Psakhis Advanced Chess Tactics Oct/Nov
Nikos/Aagaard Grandmaster Repertoire 10 – The Tarrasch Defence Oct/Nov
Arkadij Naiditsch Chess Evolution November November
John Shaw The King’s Gambit December
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Quality Chess and the Two Chess Evolutions

September 16th, 2011 44 comments

I am just about to go out the door to something as rare in my life as three days of holiday. I will obviously be online and workning while away, but still…

Quality Chess has joined forces with Anuk.doo (mainly Arkadij Naiditsch) to produce the periodical Chess Evolution. The first issue, September 2011, will be available in a week or so and is now available in our webshop. Soon we will also have subscription options. Hopefully I will be able to set them up while I am away, but if not, I will set them up at the end of next week.

We also have our own Chess Evolution series, and volume 1 will be finished from the printer at the end of next week. The same is the case for Black Gambits 1. Both books will be shipping from the 30th of September it looks like. We will send CE Sep a bit earlier to webshop customers, but probably not to shops. However, it will be in your local shop at the beginning of October. And if it is not – ask them to order it!

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