Calvin Reid is a senior news editor at "Publishers Weekly" and editor of PW Comics World, PW’s online coverage of the comics and graphic novel marketplace. Reid has covered the book industry as a reporter and editor since he joined "Publishers Weekly" in 1987. He reports on general book industry news and business trends in addition to focusing on digital publishing, small press and indie publishing, and African American publishing in addition to his pioneering coverage of comics and graphic novels in the book trade.
In 2006 at the annual Will Eisner Comics industry Awards, an annual event honouring the best work in comics and graphic novel publishing, Reid was awarded the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award by the San Diego Comic-Con International for his long-time efforts working to raise the understanding and the business profile of graphic novel publishing in the general book trade. In 2011, Reid joined with Heidi MacDonald, editor in chief of "The Beat", and podcast producer Kate Fitzsimons to launch "More to Come", PW’s weekly podcast on comics and graphic novel publishing. Reid has also been a member of the Brooklyn Book Festival graphic novel committee since 2012, and he is a member of the board of trustees of the American Library Association's Freedom to Read Foundation.