Several of us in the publishing and editorial areas had some very profitable talks with Frank Brown this week when he was in town on vacation and business. We discussed the new biblical supplement as well as the content of editions in Britain and Black Africa. Present plans call for starting the biblical supplement in the United States and Canada with the December issue (as already mentioned in a previous report). The international editions will begin a month or two later. (Incidentally, we are already working on the U.S. December issue.)
What this decision amounts to is that we will now produce four self-contained signatures (16 pages each) of the PT which can be put together in any combination to meet regional needs. U.S. members and co-workers will automatically receive all four signatures beginning with the December number. The internationals will put the magazine together in various signature configurations to suit regional needs. For example the French will receive two signatures: 1) The cover signature and 2} the biblical supplement signature. The Spanish have elected not to use the supplement at all at at this time.
A few other decisions have been arrived at concerning the editorial area: 1} All bylines, except for Mr. Herbert Armstrong's, will be deleted from future booklets and reprint articles. 2) Mr. Armstrong has changed the title of the United States and British Commonwealth in Prophecy to The United States and Britain in Prophecy. 3) Garner Ted Armstrong's byline will be overprinted blacked out) in existing booklet stocks and deleted from future printings rather than destroying thousands of existing booklets.
A word to the internationals: George Ritter, an experienced writer and editor on the PT and booklets staff, is now coordinating the international editions of the PT. Please feel free to correspond directly with him on any questions or needs in this area. He is doing an excellent job in the planning of the new biblical signature and other matters.
Brian Knowles, Editorial Services