IOLA, Wis. (Aug. 30, 2007) — Karen Knapstein has joined the staff of Krause Publications’ Collect.com web portal in an associate editor role.
Knapstein will manage content for Collect.com, which was relaunched in a version 1.0 form earlier this summer. She will also assist in the online work of Krause’s antiques, automotive, and numismatics divisions.
A central Wisconsin native, Knapstein attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and received a B.S. in History. She was hired at Krause Publications in 1997 as a proofreader and was promoted to supervisor in 1998. Knapstein collects Star Wars pewter figurines from Rawcliffe, Kenner Star Wars Buddies, and breweriana from the Knapstein brewery. She also dabbles in sewing, quilting, gardening, and is an avid reader.
Drawing on the resources of formerly Krause Publications, the world’s leading hobby publisher, Collect.com is a one-stop-shop for everything collectible. At Collect.com, users can find: News stories and blogs from KP experts, the editors of industry-leading magazines like Antique Trader, Numismatic News, Sports Collectors Digest, Comics Buyers’ Guide, Goldmine, and more; forums where users can interact with other collectors, or post collectible-related questions for KP experts; links to calendars of hobby-industry events, classified advertising, and reference books.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world's largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting, and fishing. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Publications, offers over 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database. F+W Publications, an ABRY Partners, LLC company, also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, interactive media and education programs.
Editorial director, Collect.com
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