MacVoices #17102: Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, Joe Kissell, and a Major Take Control Books Announcement

Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, and Joe Kissell reveal some major news about the future of Take Control Books. They talk about where Take Control has been, what is involved in the process of delivering a consistently excellent series of ebooks, and what the future has in store.

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Adam C. Engst  is the publisher of TidBITS and Take Control Books. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles – thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993, and the Take Control electronic book series. His awards include the MDJ Power 25 ranking as the most influential person in the Macintosh industry outside of Apple every year since 2000, inclusion on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community, and being named one of MacDirectory’s top ten visionaries. And yes, he has been turned into an action figure. Want more? Follow Adam on Twitter for 140-character musings on a variety of topics.

Tonya Engst spends her days immersed in Apple technology, serving as editor-in-chief at TidBITS Publishing, which she co-founded. She works behind the scenes on the TidBITS Web site (Apple news for the rest of us) and on the front lines of the Take Control ebook series (highly practical, tightly focused ebooks about technology, mostly Apple-related), where she thinks about the big picture, edits many ebooks, and occasionally gets to write one. Follow her on Twitter.  

Joe Kissell is the author of over 50 Take Control ebooks, as well as a host of print books and his very own Joe On Tech guides to technology. He is a Contributing Editor to TidBITS, and a Senior Contributor to Macworld. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site, JoeKissell.com, and on Twitter.