Launches

Apple Has More Than 50 Publishers for Its News App, Which Will Launch Soon
September 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm

One thing you won’t hear much about at Apple’s media event next week: Its News app, a newsreader that will work something like Flipboard, that will be included in Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 software this fall. That doesn’t mean Apple isn’t interested in getting the word out about the app, which it has been fixing up…

Press Release: Multimedia Platforms Re-Launches Next Magazine, New York's Leading Gay Lifestyle Publication
September 1, 2015 at 2:23 pm

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL — (September 1, 2015) — Multimedia Platforms Inc. (OTCQB: MMPW) ("MMPW" or the "Company"), the only LGBTQ publicly traded media company, today announced the re-launch of New York's leading gay lifestyle weekly resource NEXT Magazine ("NEXT") which began publishing in 1993 and today has over 50,000 weekly print readers, 120,000 monthly on-line…

Press Release: Martha Stewart Weddings & Mywedding Partner to Become Meredith Weddings Group
August 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm

NEW YORK, NY (August 26, 2015) – Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP; www.meredith.com), today announced the launch of the Meredith Weddings Group, comprised of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, marthastewartweddings.com, and mywedding.com. The collaboration reaches a combined audience of 6.4 million and ranks #1 in page views per online visitor in its competitive set, making the group a…

Boston Magazine Unveils Chinese-Language Edition
August 10, 2015 at 4:12 pm

The bosses at Boston magazine have clearly been reading their own headlines. Ten months after a cover story declared that Boston is “China’s Town,” citing a massive influx of money from the Far East, the magazine’s first Chinese-language edition is about to hit newsstands. The debut issue is a translated version of the annual Best…

Vice Launches Its First Female-Focused Content Hub, Broadly
August 4, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Broadly is the male-skewing Vice's first channel for women. Vice is still not ready to announce its much-rumored linear channel, but the media company unveiled its 11th digital channel today. Broadly is the first Vice site designed for women. Broadly will join a crowded fray of female-interest sites including Jezebel, Hairpin and Bustle, but the…

SAP Launches Digital Magazine to Reach C-Level Execs
July 31, 2015 at 6:38 pm

SAP today launches a digital magazine called Digitalist, designed to reach C-level executives and cover topics around the challenges businesses face in the digital economy. The quarterly publication is available on iPads and Android tablets, as well as an online presence. "The Digitalist is an evolution of our content-marketing strategy that we've been pursuing for a…

Stats on Magazine Launches Are Irrelevant & Misleading
July 2, 2015

My friend Samir Husni has penned a short essay and complaint about "numbers" used in our industry for purposes of industry review and analysis (Click here). He bemoans the way some media reporters publish stats on the number of new titles in each quarter, and he wishes that they reached out to him for his extensive collected number of new launches. I suggest that his collection of data is very large, unique, and probably the most definitive.

First Minecraft Magazine to Launch in the UK
June 1, 2015

The UK is to get its first magazine dedicated to the hugely popular building-block game Minecraft.

Dennis Publishing is to launch a monthly magazine called Minecraft World after striking a deal with Mojang, the creator of Minecraft which was acquired by Microsoft in a $2.5bn deal last year.

It will be the first regularly published title dedicated to Minecraft - Dennis has published three standalone MagBooks, a part magazine, part book product - with the print run for the first issue set at 45,000.