The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) has tapped Focal Press, a division of Elsevier Publishing, to be the official publisher of the society. Focal Press specializes in technical and scientific publications directed to many fields including broadcasting and media.
The agreement means that the SBE and Focal Press will co-brand as many as three books each year. The SBE will bring relevant topics and arrange many of the authors. Focal Press will contribute its editorial, marketing and production services.
The first SBE/Focal Press publication is expected by late 2007 or early 2008.