Hearst Partners to Launch Food Network Magazine
Hearst Magazines and the Food Network announced this week the formation of a partnership to launch Food Network Magazine with two test issues and five subsequent issues in 2009. The premiere issue will hit newsstands nationwide next week, and the second issue is slated for January.
The magazine will target food-lovers and Food Network viewers. "Each issue is packed with news about all the things Food Network fans love -- kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, new products, great restaurants -- plus, of course, easy, delicious recipes," says Maile Carpenter, editor-in-chief of Food Network Magazine. "We're excited about the first issue and are already at work with the Food Network starts on great new stories for 2009.
The premiere issue launches with 160 total pages, including 50 ad pages from advertisers such as Best Buy, JCPenney, Kodak, Kraft, Lowe's, Target and Wal-Mart.
"We are very enthusiastic about the first issue and confident that consumers and advertisers will respond to what Food Network Magazine has to offer -- a fun, energetic and accessible approach to food and entertaining," says Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines.