Harris Publications Inc.
Townsquare Media is buying XXL, the 17-year old urban hip-hop magazine from Harris Publications, and will immediately stop producing a regular print edition, The Post has learned. The October-November issue of the six-times-a-year title, now at the printer, will be the final edition, sources said. After that, XXL will be digital-only. Two additional digital properties also are being acquired: Antenna Magazine, a young men's title and one-time print edition that launched as a digital men's pop culture site in July; and King-mag.com, a suspended entity that will have a digital relaunch.
Digital Publisher Mygazines today announced the launch of Geo Targeted Campaigns, the first service for distributing tailored versions of a publication by region.
As more publishing and printing houses move to digital computer-to-plate (CTP) technologies, the production of books, magazines, newspapers and other printed material appears to be entering a new era characterized by increased speed and reliability. Still, any process is only as efficient as its weakest link, and the most state-of-the-art train is not going to get to its destination any faster if it's still being pulled by a steam engine. For this reason, a small group of software developers is scrambling to deliver new solutions this year to help publishing companies take advantage of the latest in digital innovation by further automating the workflow