Published November 29th, 2012
Big News. We’re packing up the books and the office, heading west, and not a little bit north, to Minnesota on Friday, November 30 to our new home at East View Map Link, the leading distributor of maps in the United States. Longitude will begin shipping from its new headquarters on Tuesday, December 4. Not to worry: the web site, recommended reading, toll-free number—and pretty much everything else will stay the same. We couldn’t be happier about the big move and look forward to the opportunities ahead.
Darrel will stay with Longitude, but remain in New York, heading up marketing, sales and overseeing content and partner relations as usual, and Daniel gets his wish: to go do something else. We’ll miss book maven and Longitude fulfillment manager Daniel Petraitis, who couldn’t be tempted to move to the great Midwest (he’s is having too much fun at his new house in Bushwick). The new team in Minnesota will take over ordering books and customer service. Longitude Editor Ben Lothson will continue (and Kibo too) in New York, working with Darrel at 115 West 30th Street, Suite 1201, just down the hall from our office of 12 years.
Longitude and East View are a natural fit, says Chris Group, Managing Director of EVML, reaching the same target audience of adventurous, intellectually curious travelers with the information they demand. East View Map Link, where Longitude already buys many of its maps, stocks and sells thousands of country, regional and city maps from publishers around the world. We’re betting Longitude will sell even more maps with this new and exciting arrangement.
Your cards and letters, and comments below, most welcome.