Bill Shapiro
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Bill Shapiro

Bill Shapiro is an American writer and editor. He is best known for serving as the editor of LIFE magazine,[1] and as the founding editor of[2]

LIFE magazine had not been published as a weekly for 32 years until Shapiro revived it in 2004. It resumed publication as a weekend supplement to U.S. newspapers.[3] This was the biggest launch in Time Inc. history,[4][5] with a combined circulation of approximately 12 million.[6] was launched on March 31, 2009, in partnership with Getty Images.[7] It won the National Magazine Award for digital photography in 2011,[8] and Webby Awards in 2010[9] and 2011.[10]

Shapiro collaborated with The Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards on a children's book called Gus & Me, which was published in 2014,[11][12] and reached No.2 on The New York Times Best Seller list for children's books.[13] His previous book, Other People's Love Letters, was published in 2007.[14][15]

He graduated from Wesleyan University.[16]


  1. ^ "Media Life To Be Reborn Again As A Newspaper Supplement". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Press Releases". Time Warner. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "MEDIA; Life to Be Reborn (Again), as a Newspaper Supplement". 14 June 2004. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "LIFE to Return as Weekend Magazine Distributed in Daily Newspapers". Time Warner. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Magazine has rebirth as weekend publication". Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Media : Life To Be Reborn Again As A Newspaper Supplement". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ " Launches". Time Warner. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "National Magazine Awards : Digital Media Winners Announced". Magazine.orgh. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "2011 - The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "2010 - The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ Keith Richards. "GUS & ME". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Jim Aylesworth's 'My Grandfather's Coat,' and More". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Best Sellers". Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "Other People's Love Letters". Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ Shapiro, Bill (2007). Other People's Love Letters. ISBN 978-0307382641.
  16. ^ "Shapiro '87 Edits Book of Rejection Letters". News @ Wesleyan. Retrieved 2014.

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