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.
NEW YORK, NY/PITTSBURGH, PA (December 23, 2014) - American Media, Inc. (AMI) and GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) today unveiled an exclusive, multi-year ecommerce partnership on Shape, Men's Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, and Muscle & Fitness Hers websites. The "Shop GNC" stores debut today and offer a selection of GNC products curated by the editors at the brands in addition to access to the full GNC.com assortment.
Magazines are different from almost every other product sold at retail. When sales suffer, publishers tend to raise prices.
So with newsstand sales in the celebrity category falling 12 percent this year, according to sources, guess what will soon happen?
That’s right, a price increase.
CONTENT from advertisers that resembles editorial coverage, commonly called native advertising, is drawing heightened scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission, which wants to establish guidelines for labeling it clearly. Now Shape magazine has drawn a rebuke for such content from advertising regulators for an unusual case in which it served as both publisher and advertiser.
In the September issue of Shape, a full-page article carried the headline "Water works!" under the heading of "News."
In fitness publishing, health is wealth -- until you get caught. The publisher of Shape magazine has agreed to modify the format of its branded content following an investigation by the National Advertising Division, which determined that its readers might be misled by advertorials marked as "news."
WASHINGTON - Perhaps not since his assassination almost 50 years ago has John F. Kennedy so dominated the magazine racks of the nation. The president's face is on publications aimed at those who want to know more about him and his time in the White House, as well as those who want to understand the grisly events in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. We've scoured the news stands and offer here a guide to the JFK magazines that are out there - so far.
The number one magazine provider in Apple’s Newstand just passed 10 million readers, moved to a New York office, and — a month after adding Hearst Magazines to its roster — has now added 20 new magazine from American Media to its stable of 1,800 magazines for digital sale. In other words, Magzter is kind of killing it.
Magazine circulation dropped 9.5 percent in the U.S. last year, according to the Alliance for Audited Media (formerly ABC), and much of the reason for that can be blamed on mobile phones.
When people stand in line at the supermarket checkout, they're so engrossed in their phones that they no longer look at the impulse-buy rack — the favored home of the National Enquirer, Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Vanity Fair — according to WARC, the market research group.
Magazines’ newsstand sales may be struggling, but there’s a bright spot when it comes to digital readership. Today, GfK MRI released its fall 2012 Survey of the American Consumer, which tracks print and digital magazine readership, and found that magazine readership had increased by 1.6 percent (or nearly 20 million people) to 1.2 billion people since last spring. That was helped by a significant bump in digital consumption: Readership of magazines' digital editions jumped 47 percent, or 4.4 million people, to more than 13.5 million.
While most of the New York publishing world is back to business as usual after struggling during last week's Hurricane Sandy, tabloid publisher American Media Inc. could join the New York Daily News in being displaced from their 4 New York Plaza headquarters for up to a year.
Both companies were forced to relocate operations after the storm caused power outages and flooding at the lower Manhattan offices. Diesel fuel also is believed to have seeped into the building.