TV Guide Magazine has a new home: NTVB Media, a publisher specializing in TV listing grids, has acquired TVGM Holdings, owner of TV Guide Magazine and TVInsider.com, from OpenGate Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. OpenGate bought TV Guide mag for $1 back in 2008 from then-owner Macrovision (now Rovi), which also loaned…
After three months of public beta, TVGM LLC, publisher of TV Guide Magazine, has officially launched TVInsider.com, a major step in the publisher's multi-platform strategy. The website is geared toward TV enthusiasts and offers fans exclusive access to their favorite shows and recommends what's worth watching next.
Irvin J. Borowsky, the distinguished publisher and philanthropist who founded North American Publishing Company (NAPCO), the parent company of Publishing Executiveand Book Business magazines, died November 25 in Philadelphia, days after his 90th birthday.
The phrase "legacy publishing" tends to be cast in a negative light in the magazine industry, used to allude to bygone ways of doing things. But it's all too easy to forget we stand on the shoulders of our predecessors. The many achievements of print-centric, twentieth century magazines paved the way for the dynamic, data-driven, multi-platform magazine media companies we see emerging today
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.
Despite a slight decline in overall magazine circulation in the first half of this year, the number of magazine readers in the U.S. is actually up slightly, according to the latest GfK MRI's Survey of the American Consumer, which tracks print and digital magazine readership.
Total magazine readership across print and digital editions increased about 1.6 percent from fall 2012 to fall 2013, while that of print alone increased 1.1 percent. Digital readership grew a healthy 49 percent.
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.
Imagine, if you will, a cozy academic auditorium filled with professionals from every part of the publishing universe -- publishers, editors, circulators, investment bankers, writers, digital visionaries, retail experts, printers and even people who sell paper. Sure, and let's throw a pundit or two into the mix and then fill the rest of the seats with enthusiastic journalism students. What you have is the ACT 4 Experience at Ole Miss created and hosted by Dr. Samir Husni.
Not only has TV Guide turned a profit for the last three years, the publisher says that a key strategy was cutting circulation. OpenGate Capital bought TV Guide in 2008 for the grand total of $1. Which at the time might have been a reasonable price: OpenGate became the magazine's fifth owner in just 10 years, circulation was down from a peak of 20 million to about 3 million and the deal did not include the website tvguide.com or the TV Guide channel.
Magazine junkies on a budget, you might just flip over this. The Zinio app - which lets you read more than 5,500 digital magazines on any platform - is now offering a subscription model that costs $5/month for any three of your favorite magazines. Not bad, considering many of the magazines cost $4.99 for a single issue, such as T3, Car and Driver, PC Gamer, Rolling Stone, Esquire and National Geographic. Some magazines cost less -- such as $3.99 per issue for Cosmo, Us Weekly, Wine Access and TV Guide