Adventure is not as far away when Automotive Traveler's Debi Lander travels to Key West, Florida, the same route she took as a child in her family's 1960 Corvair. This time around she made the trip in a new Chevy Cruze and the combination of vintage maps and postcards ties together trips down U.S. 1 separated by five decades.
Automotive-focused content includes the build of a custom-bodied Corvette, touring San Diego in Fiat's new 500 and road tests on the Mercedes-Benz R350 luxury crossover, the all-new Ford Focus, and the surprising Suzuki Kizashi sports sedan.
Editorial director Richard Truesdell explains how Automotive Traveler is different. "Back in 2007 we were the first mgazine, print or digital, that combined two very logical categories, cars and travel. Since then we've worked hard to provide a way that anyone can view Automotive Traveler. First, the entire magazine is free and because no dedicated app is required, all you need is an Internet or WiFi connection. Automotive Traveler loads in your browser, no download is required. The pages load quickly, and best of all, you can view and read each page without having to zoom or scroll. The text can be read on devices with screens as small as seven inches wide."
Truesdell explains. "There are millions of enthusiasts with netbooks and laptops out there - and they all want high-quality content to read on the go. When we first produced Automotive Traveler online almost four years ago, we had no print version to limit us. So, we designed Automotive Traveler from scratch to be digital, taking advantage of all the screen 'real estate' provided by a typical laptop or computer screen. Now, with the iPad and Motorola's Xoom, and with more tablets coming soon, these devices will provide an even more magazine-style reading experience with their magazine-like form factor."
Publishers interested in learning more about this innovative publishing solution are invited to contact managing partner Bill Basore (480) 522-1035, extension 3. Contributors are invited to contact Editorial Director Richard Truesdell at (480) 522-1035, extension 1.
Richard Truesdell (Editorial Director) is your classic "car guy," with a twist. He believes nothing quite beats matching the right car with a great stretch of road, driving to the perfect destination. He launched his journalism career in 1989 covering in-car electronics for Car and Driver and Motor Trend , leveraging his 20-plus years of experience in consumer- and mobile-electronics retail. That experience led to his appointment as editor of Car Audio and Electronics. A full-time automotive journalist for the past 15 years, he has contributed to a host of automotive publications worldwide, including Motor Trend Classic, Musclecar Enthusiast, Octane (U.K.), and Classic and Sports Car (U.K.). With partner Bill Basore, he formed BCT Publishing in 2007 to launch Automotive Traveler and AutomotiveTraveler.com. Two years ago, as a contract editor, he launched Chevy Enthusiast for Amos Automotive. With the introduction of the iPad and the coming wave of tablet PCs, he relaunched Automotive Traveler, again as a monthly, online-only magazine.
Robyn Larson McCarthy (Executive Editor) also serves as the editorial director at The Armarium Press./Canterbury Tails Books, which she co-founded in 2000. She has more than 20 years' experience in publishing, including consumer and trade magazines, freelance newspaper writing, and as publications director for a non-profit foundation with an annual budget of $4 million. Her editorial articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, USA Today, and The Journal of Commerce, among other publications, and she was a regular contributor to the Bridge News editorial opinion wire in the mid-1990s. She has worked as a policy analyst for the Independent Women's Forum and contributed a chapter on the economics of conservation to the book Man & Nature. A graduate of Vassar College and the National Journalism Center, Ms. McCarthy received second place in the 1993 Felix Morley Journalism Competition.
About Automotive Traveler
What began as a dream four years ago between two self-confessed cars guys over dinner after a Saleen Mustang show has led to Automotive Traveler, an online-only magazine that attempted to combine the best elements of Car and Driver with Condé Nast Traveler. Automotive Traveler was cited by min magazine and magazine industry expert Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni as one of 2007's hottest digital launches. Publication was suspended in 2008 and efforts were refocused on building up content and traffic at its companion website, AutomotiveTraveler.com. With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets like Apple's iPad, and more tablet PCS on the horizon, BCT Publishing believes that Automotive Traveler is the right automotive and travel magazine for these changing times.
About BCT Publishing LLC
BCT Publishing is dedicated to development of online publishing solutions that blend the best of the magazine and book reading experience with the convenience of the web. We provide the tools and platform that allow print titles to migrate to the web in a reader-satisfying way. Our non-Flash-based viewer works across all platforms and operating systems and is Google-search-
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Automotive Traveler is a quarterly online-only digital magazine focusing on great road trip. It is supported by automotivetraveler.com/