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Bauer Media Group USA -- a magazine publisher best known for salacious celebrity gossip titles -- is entering new territory with the launch of a new inspirational magazine, Simple Grace, targeting women with Christian devotional content. The first 144-page issue of the monthly magazine hits newsstands across the U.S. on April 10, with a launch circulation of 200,000 copies and a newsstand price of $3.99.
Conceptually, the magazine is something of a spinoff from First for Women, according to Carol Brooks, who serves as editor in chief of both titles.
Readly, a company that's changing how people discover and read magazines, has added over 50 new titles from 9 publishers to its service. These include U.S.-based Wenner Media's Rolling Stone and Men's Journal; American Media's Shape, Star, and OK! Magazine; Rodale's Men's Health, Women's Health, and Prevention; Prometheus Global's Adweek, Hollywood Reporter, and Billboard; Hoffman's Cooking with Paula Deen and Victoria; ESPN's ESPN The Magazine; Annie's Country Sampler and Creative Knitting; and InterMedia Outdoor's Guns & Ammo, Handguns, and Fly Fisherman.
Aquafadas (http://www.aquafadas.com/), innovative developer of digital publishing solutions, is breaking new publishing ground with its Aquafadas Cloud Authoring platform - making it as easy to create digital magazines as it is to read them.
Before there was a web, there were magazines; and today, at the height of the web era there are magazines, and after the new innovations in the web era are discovered, there will be magazines...and by magazines I mean the ink on paper publications as they were first called in 1731.
The period of tremendous growth for the internet happened in the latter half of the 1990s. It went from a scientific and governmental research network to a commercial and consumer marketplace.
It looks like Bauer Publishing's ambitious plans for a new celebrity weekly might have been a bit too ambitious. Just two months after launching Closer, a title aimed at over-40 women, the publisher is slashing its 2014 rate base to 100,000 from its original circulation promise of 150,000. In keeping with the Bauer model, Closer relies mostly on newsstand sales for revenue. But the rate base can serve the purpose of gaining advertisers' confidence in an as-yet established title.
NEW YORK CITY, Dec.18, 2013 – In 2013, 185 magazines launched, compared to 227 magazines in 2012, reported MediaFinder.com—the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications. During the same period, only 56 magazines closed, compared to 82 magazines in 2012. The top categories for new magazine launches in 2013 were food (23 new magazines), regional (17 magazines), and women (13 new magazines). In the fourth quarter of 2013, new titles launched included Politico Magazine, Scottsdale Magazine, Punch, Allrecipes, and Domino. Other new launches in 2013 included three new magazines targeting the Hamptons, NY region.
The heat is on Bauer Media over its publication of Der Landser, the magazine that celebrates "heroism" by Nazi troops. I reported yesterday that Ofcom has been asked to reconsider Bauer's right to broadcasting licences. Now evidence has come to light about more of its magazines that appear to glorify Adolf Hitler's soldiers. They areGeschichte & Wissen (History & Knowledge) and Militär & Geschichte(Military & History).
All three magazines were cited as "legitimising the Nazi regime" in a letter sent in February to the German government by Abraham Foxman,director of the US Anti-Defamation League.
To drum up buzz around the launch, Bauer is planning to flood newsstands with 2 million copies of Closer's first issue at deeply discounted price of 25 cents. After that, the price will go up to $3.99.
Also launching later this year is Girl's World, an "introductory celebrity lifestyle magazine" aimed at girls ages 7 to 11 that will come out seven times annually.
The publisher of Life & Style and In Touch magazines has 34 reasons why Tom Cruise won't be taking home $50 million in a lawsuit over a story that suggested Cruise had abandoned his daughter Suri.
Cruise sued Bauer Publishing Company in October, alleging defamation in July issues with tabloid banner headlines like "Suri In Tears, Abandoned by her Dad." The actor complained that it was widely reported elsewhere that he had spent substantial time with his daughter between work projects, that the magazine publisher was on notice from his attorneys
Bauer Publishing Group today announces two new appointments to the executive editorial team at its entertainment magazines, In Touch and Life & Style.