Four and a half years ago we launched Total Politics magazine. Most people thought it would sink without trace. Who would buy a political lifestyle magazine, let alone advertise it, sneered the cynics. Well, today the magazine was sold to Dods. For me it’s a bittersweet moment as I have decided not to travel with it. The deal makes total business sense and will enable the magazine to grow in a way that might not have been possible otherwise, but I’d be lying if I said I won’t miss it. Shane Greer and Ben Duckworth and their team will be moving to Dods head office off Victoria Street in the new year, and Shane will be overseeing not just TP but a newly created division of Dods. I, meanwhile, will stay behind at Westminster Tower and continue to look after Biteback Publishing, which is not part of the deal. In some ways today marks the end of an era, but also the beginning of a new one. I wish everyone at TP well with their new owners, and look forward to another year of expansion for Biteback Publishing. This year we have published 127 books, a phenomenal achievement. And we have some great titles lines up next year, as you will soon discover!