In 1988 Dick and Jeanette launched Arcade onto the choppy waters of a book climate that many people warned them was perilous. They determined that they would chart a course that they would keep to as best they knew how: to publish quality consistently and to range far afield geographically in search of new authors, new projects, and new ideas. As a result, they have brought to the North American reading public works by 300 authors from 34 different countries. They felt then--and still feel--that the purpose and justification of Arcade was to have an image and voice all their own. They have published some 500 titles, discovered dozens of new voices, and built a considerable and constantly growing backlist. They have flown in the face of the marketplace, which increasingly favors the tried and true over the new or challenging. If new voices are not allowed to emerge, where will tomorrow's major writers and bestsellers come from? Despite all this, however, their global fiction titles--from countries such as Albania and Somalia--have, thanks to the many major reviews, gained an ever wider readership. At the end of their second decade, they remained as enthusiastic and committed as ever, on a solid base that included a backlist that generated more than 25% of their annual volume. After the passing of Jeanette's husband in 2009, their prestigious backlist was taken over by Skyhorse Publishing. At Tony Lyons' invitation, Jeanette was able to pursue with renewed enthusiasm their original mission at our new Arcade, at Skyhorse Publishing.