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Press Release: Magzter Adds 500 New Titles to Magzter GOLD,
April 7, 2015

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.

Press Release: American Media, Inc. and GNC Announce Exclusive Ecommerce Partnership
December 23, 2014

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.

Press Release: Readly adds over 50 top titles to all-you-can-read app
November 21, 2014

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.

Press Release: MAZ Takes A Page From Gaming Apps To Drive Conversions For Digital Publishers
November 18, 2014

MAZ, whose platform powers over 1,000 apps for publishers like Conde Nast, Forbes, andUSA Today, has reimagined the purchasing experience to drive conversion rates and revenue for digital publishers. Following on the heels of a complete storefront redesign in September, MAZ has added a revolutionary new feature to their platform that allows users to preview paid content free of charge, for a given period of time. The feature is aptly named Timed Access.

The Newsonomics of Auctioning Off Digital First’s Newspapers
September 30, 2014

Could the sale of the Digital First Media properties lead to the U.S.'s first quasi-national newspaper company? That's the hope of DFM's current owners, and the shiniest lure tossed out into the newspaper property marketplace by UBS, the unorthodox pick of DFM to be its banker/broker as its six dozen dailies are being shopped. Digital First Media finally announced the sale of its papers two weeks ago, confirming my April report ("The newsonomics of Digital First Media's Thunderdome implosion and coming sale") that the company had begun deep cost-cutting, with an eye toward profit maximization

Inside the Toronto Star’s $10 Million Niche Print Business
September 5, 2014

John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star, is the first to acknowledge that his strategy for the paper seems anachronistic.

Cruickshank talked the New York Times Syndicate into providing him a semi-custom weekly collection of global news and book reviews so he could sell a combined supplement - a 16-page New York Times International Weekly and 12-page New York Times Book Review, Canada Edition - to his Sunday readers. Now four years later, he is selling that supplement to 70,000 readers, who are paying C$1 a week (or 92 cents U.S.) for it. Further, the Star's three paid niche newsprint products are producing more than C$10MM

First Quarter’s Winners and Losers
April 21, 2014

First-quarter advertising for magazines was such a mixed bag it's hard to draw any overarching conclusions. Initially it appeared to be a terrible quarter, with ad pages down nearly 8 percent, according to Publishers Information Bureau data. But when you remove the magazines that have gone out of print the past year, such as Babytalk, Whole Living and Parenting, that dip decreases by half, to 4 percent.

People, Other Magazines Set to Hike Prices
March 21, 2014

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.