Magazines

A Modest Proposal: How to Grow Magazine Sales at Specialty Retail
February 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm

In the first week of January 2017 major retailers announced that they would close hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores, eliminating major outlets for magazine distribution. Now, more than ever, it is important to generate new avenues for magazine sales; it is time for magazine wholesalers and national distributors to open and re-launch independent accounts at specialty…

Active Interest Ends Print Publication of Skiing Magazine After 69 years
February 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Just shy of its 70th birthday, Boulder’s Skiing Magazine is shuttering its print publication and folding its adventure-focused content into a revamped version of its sister, Ski Magazine. For years, Skiing has been the winter-adventure magazine, with a focus on younger skiers who live for the sport. Ski Magazine has been more family friendly, with…

Press Release: Ellie Awards 2017 Winners Announced
February 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

New York, NY (February 7, 2017)—The winners of the 2017 National Magazines Awards for Print and Digital Media were announced today at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Mother Jones was named Magazine of the Year for having “found new ways to engage audiences and continue its practice…

MPA President: 2017 Will Be the Year of Magazine Media
February 6, 2017 at 3:39 pm

Media pundits love to make predictions, and they especially enjoy boiling down the upcoming year into a single mega-trend. “I think it’s been ‘the year of mobile’ for the past dozen years,” jokes Association of Magazine Publishing (MPA) president and CEO Linda Thomas Brooks. Brooks spoke with Publishing Executive to share her outlook on the…

Paste Magazine Returns to Print After 7-Year Hiatus
January 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

When Paste magazine first hit newsstands in 2002, each issue came with a CD sampler of songs from up-and-coming bands featured in the pub’s pages. The popular promotion helped Paste, which began as a quarterly then ramped up to bi-monthly, quickly climb the music-mag charts, peaking at more than 100,000 subscribers. But just as the…

Press Release: Ellies 2017 Finalists Announced
January 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2017)—The American Society of Magazine Editors today released the list of finalists for the 2017 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. For the fourth year in a row, the nominations were first announced in a 90-minute Twittercast.  ASME will celebrate the 52nd presentation of the Ellies when each…

Two Years After Launch, Rodale to End Print Issues of Organic Life
January 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Rodale’s Organic Life won’t be contributing to the compost heap any longer. The eco-friendly lifestyle magazine said Friday its February/March issue will be its last in print as it switches to an all-digital format. The suspension of print after only 12 issues of the bimonthly title is a blow to Rodale Chief Executive Maria Rodale,…

BoSacks Speaks Out: A Salute to the Evolving Publishing Industry
December 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm

At this time of year I’m asked many times by many magazines and web sites for my prediction of the future. The request is not only for long term punditry but near term predictions, as in what will be happening next year. My usual glib answer is something like, “Next year will be like this…

Popular Science Debuts New Look Under a New Editor
December 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

The 144-year-old science and tech publication has name recognition and a robust following on social media. But Popular Science, which was bought by Bonnier Corp. in 2007 and switched from monthly to bimonthly last January, has had a tumultuous few years. Circulation, while it still averages over a million, has seen declines, according to the Alliance for…

On "Denialsizing" and Eating Crow: 2016 in Review, in Just 10 Words
December 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

The U.S. magazine industry is exhausted from all of the tribute issues and memorial bookazines we’ve published this year about the rock stars we’ve lost. Let’s put 2016 to an early end before another icon joins that Great Far-Out Woodstock in the Sky. But, first, the Dead Tree Edition Research Institute and Binge-Watching Society has…