Bill Windsor is Writing

Bill Windsor

Bill Windsor is working as a writer.  He is writing for himself and for others.  He has launched a website to promote his work as a wordsmith.

Bill has created a TV sitcom, and he is working with an agent and her editor.  The third draft of the pilot episode needs to be completed.  Bill has also been working on a screenplay.

He first worked as a co-writer on a screenplay in the 80s.  “Big Boo Boo at Booger Creek” never found a producer.  It was a comedy western about the most inept bank robbers ever.  The theme song and soundtrack were great, written by Hiram Kennemer aka Russ Marker.  Bill acquired the rights to the screenplay and re-worked it.  Still no luck.

In addition to his screenplays, Bill has several books that are complete.  He hopes his agent-to-be will represent him on those projects.  If not, he will self-publish and sell on Amazon.

He was approached about doing contract writing.  He is working with a company, and he writes all types of web content for a wide variety of companies.  In recent months, he has written about perfume, auto parts, fire safety, traffic accidents, and much more.  He has learned a lot about a diverse assortment of topics.

Bill Windsor is no longer working as a publisher, but he has been writing essentially his entire adult life.

Bill Windsor Sold His Publishing and Trade Show Companies in 1981.

In 1981, Don Gandy asked to have dinner with William M. Windsor.  Don was the CEO of a company that was acquiring businesses in the imprinted sportswear industry.

At Alaman’s Mexican restaurant in Dallas, Don wrote something on a little piece of paper and put it in the center of the table.  He told me to take the paper and look at it ONLY if I was interested in selling my imprinted sportswear magazines, trade shows, and conferences.

I had never thought about selling.  I had never considered what the business might be worth.  We were doing $6 million in revenues at the time.

I asked how many zeros were after the range of numbers written on the paper.  I decided I was interested in selling.

Rather than sell to Don Gandy, I hired a publishing consultant, Mark Schrimpf, to do a valuation and seek buyers.  Three large U.S. publishing companies were interested, and I sold to Gralla Publications in October 1981.

I retired.  That lasted for less than a year.

 

William M. Windsor Founded a Publishing Company in the UK in 1981 and Launched an International Exhibition

William M. Windsor founded a publishing company in the UK in 1981.  He began publishing the European Edition of IMPRESSIONS Magazine from an office in The Netherlands.

He also launched the Imprinted Sportswear Exhibition International at the Wembley Centre in England.

 

Bill Windsor Launched the Imprinted Sportswear Show in New Orleans, Louisiana in March 1980

In March 1980, Bill Windsor launched the Imprinted Sportswear Show in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The staff had grown to over 80 people by 1980.

The businesses moved to a new office on Dallas North Parkway in Dallas, Texas.