Bob Wilson’s 22-years in publishing began after college and two years in the U.S. Army at Follett Publishing Company, where he trained as an editor for four years. This was followed by a year at Reader’s Digest writing promotion copy, and three years writing and editing at Scholastic Magazines. The last 14 years included editorial management positions at Silver Burdett (then a subsidiary of Time Inc.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and McGraw-Hill.
Over the next 20 years, Wilson wrote a dozen or so books covering various aspects of career management, the new industry he had adopted. These titles were published by John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill, Career Press, and Wilson McLeran, Inc. (created in 1988 with former Reader’s Digest marketing executive John McLeran). One of these books saw four editions; another was printed in five languages. Covers of most of them are shown on Wilson’s Amazon.com author page.
Vermont . . . Who Knew? his newest book, is written in a genre quite different in constraints and demands from that of a how-to book. Articles Wilson wrote for "The New York Times Magazine," "New York" and "Tennis" magazines during this transition had their own demands, many of which helped him distinguish between the two styles. This was not easy and continues as a work in progress.
Vermont . . . Who Knew?
Vermont . . . Who Knew? is a 256-page travel book consisting of ~125 profiles, essays, and anecdotes accompanied by 85 full-color photos and maps. Together they illuminate the Green Mountain State's unsung heroes, quirky characters, and overall uniqueness. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote the Foreword.
Exclusive feature: Most stories are followed by links to short YouTube videos, extending the content with relevant sight and sound coverage. When Vermont . . . Who Knew? and a laptop or mobile phone are used together, a mere "good read" immediately becomes a memorable multimedia experience.