Every month, about 30,000 readers look forward to settling in with one of their favorite publications, The American Philatelist. It is the oldest continuously published philatelic journal in the world, the first issue having appeared in January 1887.
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the office of the AP? Well, wonder no more – watch the video series “AP Sneak Peek” to get a behind-the-scenes look at life in the editorial department. In this series, we ask Gary Loew, Editor-in-Chief, and Susanna Mills, Deputy Editor of The American Philatelist about what goes into writing and editing the stories you see in The American Philatelist.
You can watch “AP Sneak Peek” (and other great videos) online at stamps.org/videos. We post a new Sneak Peek each month so keep watching for insights into the topics and themes for each month, as well as the preparation required to make sure each issue is reliable, informative, and compelling.
Want to be notified when the AP gets posted online each month? You can sign up to receive an email notice each month (along with a link to that month’s Sneak Peek). To access this service, go online to stamps.org/preference-management and be sure to check the box next to “Email when a new AP is posted online.”
From the October AP Sneak Peek with Susanna Mills:
The October issue - and many of our recent and upcoming issues - was not 100 pages, our typical amount, but 108 pages. What that means is that we have so much material that we want to fit in and bring to APS members and not enough space to do it in just 100 pages.
I am the Digital Marketing Specialist on the Digital Content Team. I produce the AP Sneak Peek series, but that’s only part of my job. I also manage the APS Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (https://linktr.ee/APSstamps); design logos, web illustrations and ads; record (and edit) live events and small scale video productions; and produce Stamp Chats (found at stamps.org/stamp-chats).
When I first started working for the APS, I had no idea that there were stamps for almost every topic imaginable. One day Darlene Bloom (who volunteers with her husband, Leonard, to handle in-kind donations to the APS) came to my office and gave me a stock book so I could start my collection. Ever since, I’ve been collecting stamps that show animals and plants, as well as stamps that are related to the Philippines.
When I’m not working, you can find me by the pool with a good book, at the gym, or doing something creative like painting or scrapbooking.