SBE names Focal Press official publisher

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) has tapped Focal Press, a division of Elsevier Publishing, to be the official publisher of the SBE. Focal Press specializes in technical and scientific publications directed at many fields including broadcasting and media.

The agreement means that SBE and Focal Press will co-brand as many as three books each year. SBE will generate relevant topics and arrange for many of the authors. Focal Press will contribute its substantial editorial, marketing and production services.

The first publications are expected by late 2007 or early 2008.