Magazines

Apple’s ‘Netflix for Magazines’ Getting a Chilly Reception
December 14, 2018 at 11:19 am

When Apple Inc. introduced the iPad eight years ago, media executives rejoiced. “Sit down once a day and pray to thank Steve Jobs that he is saving the publishing industry,” the head of German publisher Axel Springer said about the tablet in 2010. But the idea of paging through a magazine on an iPad never really caught on. Newspapers…

Time's Editor-CEO Shares His Vision For a Magazine Under New Ownership
December 7, 2018 at 10:27 am

When Meredith Corp. put Time magazine on the block following its purchase of Time Inc. in Nov. 2017, it tapped editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal to spearhead the process. Perhaps an unorthodox role for a career journalist, selling the magazine turned out to be a great calling for Felsenthal, who joined the publication six years ago following…

Who and What Can Save Condé Nast?
December 5, 2018 at 10:48 am

Condé Nast is effectively at a standstill until it finds a new chief executive officer to run its troubled publishing business, but there are at most a handful of executives around who can meet all of its current needs. The combined list of characteristics and experience that industry and executive search experts said is required…

Hedge Fund Buys Newsstand Giant
November 30, 2018 at 9:11 am

Yesterday's announcement from the owner of the country's largest magazine wholesaler seems to have flown beneath the radar, but it could have major implications for the U.S. magazine industry. That's why we're publishing the news release word for word, which rarely happens at Dead Tree Edition. We'll…

How is Scan-Based Trading Working Out for You?
November 28, 2018 at 10:39 am

Scan-based trading (SBT)—wherein the wholesaler is paid only for copies that go through the register, and unsold inventory is not recorded as either sold or returned—has been implemented in an estimated 70% of U.S. retailers. It was a long time coming, with many studies and audits and recommended best practices backing it up; and no…

Condé Nast, Its Luster Dimmed by Losses, Is Looking for a New Chief
November 28, 2018 at 10:23 am

Condé Nast, the once-flush publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and other magazines, is looking for a new business leader after years of losses. The company said on Tuesday that its chief executive, Robert A. Sauerberg Jr., would step down after his successor was found.…

Glamour to Cease Publishing Regular Print Mag in Condé Nast’s Latest Digital Shift
November 21, 2018 at 10:08 am

After nearly 80 years, the monthly print edition of Condé Nast’s Glamour women’s magazine is ending. Glamour’s last regularly published print edition, the January 2019 issue, is scheduled to hit newsstands next week, the company announced Tuesday. It’s another move by Condé Nast away from declining print businesses to pivot to a mostly digital future, a trend…

Press Release: Bobit Business Media Sold to Gemspring Capital; Richard Rivera to Become CEO
November 19, 2018 at 9:57 am

Torrance, CA,November 15, 2018: Bobit Business Media, a 57-year old B2B media publisher and event producer serving the transportation, automotive, beauty and law enforcement markets has been sold to Westport, Connecticut-based Gemspring Capital (www.Gemspring.com). BBM founder, Ed Bobit, started the company on a shoestring in 1961 with Automotive Fleet. “He was an outstanding leader, visionary…