Dreaming Big: Young entrepreneur sets out to conquer the publishing world

Ava Middleton learns more about digital printing after tour at Allen Press

School’s out for the summer which normally means vacations, swimming, and hanging out with friends… well, not for these super kids. Ava Middleton, Rider Middleton, and Katherine Cheung have dipped their young toes into the publishing world by writing, designing and publishing their first magazine, proving that kids can certainly conquer what they put their minds to.

Mills Farm Magazine Kids’ Edition was launched due in part to an anonymous donation to fund the magazine’s print production. After choosing Allen Press as its printing partner, local Sales Executive, Kathy Lafferty, organized a pressroom tour for Ava, Rider, and her parents, Theresa and Wes Middleton, to see how the magazine was printed and to learn more about magazine publishing and production.

After signing a copy of the magazine for our CEO, Randy, the Middletons took a tour of our pressroom with Manager of Prepress and Digital Production, Mike Ragan, and learned all about our HP Indigo 7900 digital printers, which printed the first edition of the Mills Farm Magazine Kids’ Edition.

After touring with Mike, we sat down with Editor-in-Chief, Ava, and asked her questions about how she got started in the publishing industry at such a young age.
Q&A with Allen Press’s youngest publisher at: https://www2.allenpress.com/2018/06/26/dreaming-big-young-entrepreneur-sets-out-to-conquer-the-publishing-world/

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