Inside Forbes: How We're Helping Journalists Find Their Voice With E-Books
June 6, 2012

I never thought I’d be the author of a book. In a traditional sense, I’m still not. Over the past two years, I’ve been writing posts on about the intersection of the news business and social media, focusing on our strategy to build a sustainable model for journalism in the digital age. Now, these posts have been molded into an e-book. My day job as chief product officer includes advocating the new world of entrepreneurial journalism — and creating opportunities for topic experts to succeed at it. E-books is one way.

Reader’s Digest CEO: It’s Time For a Haircut; New Yorker First For Adobe
May 21, 2012

Just a little off the top, please.

Reader’s Digest Association CEO Robert Guth is asking bondholders to take a 5 percent haircut on its senior debt.

Nearly $60.7 million has been earmarked for the tender offer. The company said yesterday that it was giving bondholders until June 14 to decide whether to accept the take-it-or-leave-it offer on senior secured notes due in 2017.

A Buffet of Magazines on a Tablet
April 13, 2012

Few words fire up the happiness transmitters in your brain more than “free.” But “flat-fee unlimited” comes close.

Unlimited movies (Netflix). Unlimited music (Spotify). Unlimited train travel (Europass). Unlimited seafood buffet (Red Lobster). And now, ladies and gentlemen: unlimited magazines to read on your tablet. Introducing the Next Issue app.

Meredith Corporation Renews The Better Show for Season Six
February 2, 2012

Meredith Corporation announced today that it has renewed The Better Show for its sixth season, beginning in September 2012. So far, the show has cleared four of the top five U.S. TV markets (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia) and is already sold in 135 cities.

In addition to Meredith, groups that have renewed or acquired The Better Show for fall 2012 include:  CBS, Lin, Sinclair, Hearst, Newport, Gray, Northwest and New Age. Sales efforts are still underway, and Meredith expects to add additional station groups and markets before the new season begins.

Mag Bag: Partners With AOL For Content, Ad Sales
January 6, 2012

Bonnier’s Parenting Group and AOL Inc. have announced a strategic sales alliance that brings content to AOL, which they hope will provide contextually relevant, scalable marketing opportunities for advertisers seeking to reach moms online. The partnership is intended to grow’s audience and AOL’s reach in the parenting category, with links to articles featured on the AOL home page and across multiple Lifestyle channel properties.

Beginning in the first quarter of this year,’s child development and family lifestyle content will be integrated across AOL properties