Dennis Publishing, home to Men’s Fitness, Alphr and The Week, is opting for more carrot than stick when it comes to the ad-blocking challenge. Starting in January, it will kick off a series of experiments that lean heavily on communicating with ad-block users rather than keeping them from the site or trying to technologically defeat ad-block…
Dennis Publishing wants to be the top destination for technology-related content in the U.K. in the next two years, spurred by the quick success of its new digital brand, Alphr. The publisher, home to popular titles including Men’s Fitness and The Week, spent £1.5 million ($2.3m) in June to launch Alphr, its first hybrid consumer tech and B2B digital…
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.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2015) - Magzter, the largest and fastest-growing digital magazine store and newsstand in the world, with more than 25 million users globally, today announced the addition of over 500 new titles to Magzter GOLD, the 'all-you-can-read' digital magazine subscription service that gives users unlimited access to the largest library of digital magazines across mobile, tablet and web for $9.99 a month.
Loaded, one of the titles synonymous with the mid-1990s lads' mag boom, is to close after 21 years.
The last issue of the monthly magazine, which launched in 1994, is the April edition which is on sale now.
"As of the current April issue, published on March 26th, Loaded will cease to trade as a printed magazine," the magazine's publisher said in a statement. "We would like to pay tribute to our customers, staff and especially our contributors and editorial team".
Last year, venture capital poured at least $683 million into digital media companies worldwide -- more than twice the $277 million invested in 2013, according to Preqin, which tracks venture-capital investments.
That investment comes as traditional media companies like The New York Times and Condé Nast cut staff, trim costs and turn over every possible rock in search of new revenue streams. Meanwhile, digital media companies -- which have a fraction of old media's revenue and even less of their profits -- are awash in investor cash.
In a multi-device world, only an unreconstructed Luddite would argue against having responsive design.
Or so you'd think. While top U.K. publishers like The Guardian and BBC have fully responsive designs, many others - MailOnline, Telegraph Online and The Independent - haven't gone the responsive route. Instead, they've chosen to remain faithful to their existing desktop sites, which requires some users to pinch and zoom their way through the news.
But this isn't a case of gross negligence; it's a strategic choice. In some cases, publishers have found users prefer the normal desktop experience
Cycling is all the rage, whether as a sport, a weekend pastime or a daily commuting choice. And cyclists clearly like to read about it too. Dennis Publishing, having enjoyed considerable success with Cyclist magazine, is to launch a new title later this month, Bikes Etc. The 132-page monthly is aimed at the growing road cycling market and will focus on the testing and reviewing the bikes and kit. The first issue will go on sale on 29 October, priced at £4.75.
Men's Health remained top of the paid-for men's magazine market in the first half of 2014, despite falling back below the 200,000 print sales mark.
In a sector where only Esquire avoided a year-on-year drop, Hearst-Rodale's Men's Health had an average monthly sale of 196,894 in the first six months of this year, down 3.4% on the same period in 2013, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations figures, published on Thursday.
Including digital sales of 10,360, Men's Health had a total circulation of 207,254.
Rolling Stone announced today that Michael Provus has been named Publisher, effective immediately. Provus has acted as Associate Publisher of Rolling Stone since 2010.