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Briefing Media to buy UK magazines

Guardian – 2012-02-06

paidContent: B2B publisher UBM is off-loading its UK magazines for farmers and doctors, as it looks to further exit the direct content publishing business. By Robert Andrews

Magazines and Newspapers Need to Build Better Apps

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-13

While it is still early in the migration process, Apple's iPad and other tablets appear to be a very good thing for the publishing industry, allowing publishers to monetize their content while...

Immediate Media buys Hearst Magazines titles

Guardian – 2012-01-11

Publishing company acquires You & Your Wedding and Prima Baby & Pregancy magazines in latest dealImmediate Media, the publishing company formed after the private equity takeover of BBC Magazines, has...

BBC Magazines to move to Hammersmith

Media Week – 2011-11-01

Immediate Media, the new owner of BBC Magazines, is to house the bulk of the new business in Hammersmith with staff expected to have moved in by the summer of 2012.

Hearst Magazines Hires Two New Senior Executives for U.S. Magazine Division

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-31

Today, Hearst Magazines announced that two new senior executives would be joining its U.S. magazine division. Debi Chirichella, former chief operating officer at Condé Nast Digital, will join as...

Former EMI chief to head new home of BBC magazines

Guardian – 2011-10-20

Stephen Alexander appointed chairman of Immediate Media Co, which will publish titles including Top Gear and Radio TimesStephen Alexander, the former chairman of EMI and Odeon cinemas, has been...

Immediate Media named as new home for BBC Magazines

Media Week – 2011-10-20

Radio Times and other leading BBC magazine titles will be published by a new company called Immediate Media, which will be headed up by Tom Bureau, the chief executive of specialist publisher...

Magazines Look to TV…Again

AdWeek – 2011-10-18

With print media in decline, magazine companies are working feverishly to get a foothold in TV and video. Two that have been especially aggressive on this front are Condé Nast, which just started an...

Hearst Magazines partners Race Online 2012

Media Week – 2011-10-12

Hearst Magazines UK has signed up as media partner for Race Online 2012's latest initiative to encourage everyone in the UK to get online by the end of next year.

At AMC, Magazines Scolded on Social Media Efforts

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-06

Facebook strategies are ‘uninspired in this industry.’

Hearst Magazines boss: We’ve made giant strides toward becoming ‘the magazine company of the future’

Poynter. – 2011-10-04

Romenesko+ Misc. In a letter sent this morning to all Hearst Magazines employees, president David Carey says tomorrow’s HGTV Magazine tryout “is a testament to our conviction that every sector,...

Hearst Magazines increases profit nine-fold to £12.4m

Media Week – 2011-10-04

Hearst Magazines, the publisher of Cosmopolitan and Esquire, has reported pre-tax profits of £12.4m for 2010, more than nine times its profit of £1.3m reported in 2009.

Magazines Begin to Sell the Fashion They Review

The New York Times – 2011-09-26

The Madison Avenue office of Moda Operandi, an e-commerce site founded by Lauren Santo Domingo, right, and Aslaug Magnusdottir. The site will work with Vogue magazine to allow customers to preorder...

Hearst Magazines restructures senior management team

Media Week – 2011-09-21

Hearst Magazines UK has appointed Anna Jones as acting COO and Matt Salmon as group commercial director, after concluding the business review triggered by the merger of NatMag and Hachette...

Tess Macleod Smith quits Hearst Magazines

Media Week – 2011-09-21

Tess Macleod Smith, group publishing director of Hearst Magazines' luxury magazine titles, has resigned from her position.

Newspaper magazines still matter; they deliver women readers

Guardian – 2011-09-04

As the Observer magazine reaches 45, there's life – and money – in supplements in the digital ageThe actual birthday – 45 years of the Observer Magazine – falls on Tuesday (though a "Not to be...

Magazines Betting Big on Social Media

AdWeek – 2011-08-29

As their readers are spending more time online, publishers are trying to make social networking work for their advertisers. With a program launching Sept. 1, Marie Claire is betting that if readers...

Hearst Magazines group publishing director returns to IPC Media

Media Week – 2011-08-24

Drew Kirkland, group publishing director for weekly women's and TV titles at Hearst Magazines UK, has been appointed publishing director for TV brands at IPC Media.

People and other magazines added to Nook

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-08-23

(08-22) 21:04 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- People, Fortune and other leading magazines are coming to the Nook. Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced Tuesday that it had agreed with Time to make all 21 of its U.S....

The magazines you’re most likely to see at the doc’s office: Details, Ebony, Reader’s Digest

Poynter. – 2011-08-20

AdAge.com Nat Ives reports readers are finding fewer magazines in doctors’ offices and hair salons — with exceptions such as Details, Reader’s Digest, Ebony. That’s because magazines are...

Top 100 paid-for magazines, January-June 2011

Guardian – 2011-08-18

Circulation figures for the leading consumer titles for the first half of 2011

Breaking News: BBC Magazines sells its stake to Times of India owner Bennett, Coleman & Co

PrintWeek – 2011-08-17

BBC Worldwide's 50% shareholding in Indian joint venture for magazine publishing, Worldwide Media, is being sold to Times of India owner Bennett, Coleman & Co.

BBC Worldwide to shed magazines in £121m deal

Media Week – 2011-08-16

BBC Worldwide has agreed a £121m deal to sell all non-BBC branded magazines and the rights to publish BBC-branded titles under licensing or contract arrangements to private equity firm Exponent and...

BBC Magazines lines up first iPad-only subscription

Media Week – 2011-08-09

BBC Good Food is set to be the first BBC Magazines title to offer a subscription through the iPad, and is offering a better deal to people subscribing outside the App Store.

Newsstand sales of US magazines down 9 percent

Boston.com – 2011-08-09

A new report says sales of U.S. magazines at newsstands and other retail outlets fell 9 percent in the first six months of the year in a sign of readers trimming discretionary spending.

She and Cosmopolitan Bride magazines to close

PrintWeek – 2011-08-09

Hearst Magazines UK is to close She and Cosmopolitan Bride magazines as it shuffles its portfolio following the integration of Hachette Filipacchi UK.

Time Inc. Doubles Down On Tablets, Promises All Magazines On All Platforms By End Of Year

AllThingsD – 2011-08-03

That's 21 titles, available everywhere from iTunes to Android to the Nook.

NOOK App Offers Magazines But No In-App Purchases

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-29

Book retailer and magazine newsstand provider

NOOK for iPad To Offer More Than 175 Digital Magazines

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-26

In an attempt to be everywhere readers are, Barnes & Noble is updating its NOOK for iPad app to offer digital periodicals to consumers.

Future to sell or close eight magazines

Guardian – 2011-07-20

Publisher admits there will be up to 100 redundancies as it battles against a fall in profitsFuture Publishing is to sell or close eight of its magazines, including Hi-Fi Choice and What Satellite &...

Hearst-Owned Magazines Launching Daily Deals With Group Commerce

AllThingsD – 2011-07-18

Hearst-owned magazines is treading on to Groupon's territory with the launch of group-buying discounts, starting off with Road & Track and Car and Driver.

BBC Magazines profits rise 9.1% to £21.6m

Media Week – 2011-07-12

In what is likely to be its final set of annual results before undergoing a change of ownership, BBC Magazines has recorded a 9% increase in operating profits, despite flat revenues, thanks to...

Indian magazines flex their muscles: Conde Nast, Delhi Press, Haymarket Publications, Infomedia 18, Next Gen, Spenta Multimedia

PrintWeek – 2011-07-12

Leading publishers tell Tanvi Parekh about their key challenges and explain their plans for expansion, dealing with new platforms and solving the distribution issue

Tablet owners read print newspapers, magazines less often

Poynter. – 2011-06-30

People who use an iPad or other tablet device read printed newspapers, books and magazines less than they used to, according to a recent study by Forrester Research. Almost one-third (32 percent) of...

Magazines Expand Business Models With Marketing Services, E-Commerce…and Matchmaking

Folio Magazine – 2011-06-22

NYMag.com partners with dating site HowAboutWe.com.

BBC Magazines readies first app for pre-schoolers

Media Week – 2011-06-01

BBC Magazines is planning its first app aimed at pre-schoolers as a spin-off from its award-winning television show 'The Koala Brothers'.

Sales of women’s magazines strong on Nook Color

Poynter. – 2011-05-23

New York Times Sales of magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health rival – and in some cases surpass – sales on the iPad. One reason: The iPad and other tablets are...

Newspaper and magazines lack dedicated mobile sites

Media Week – 2011-05-20

Fewer than half of 93 national newspapers and lifestyle magazines have a mobile-optimised website, according to a new survey.

Playboy puts entire 57 years of magazines online

Boston.com – 2011-05-20

Good news for those who thought their copies of Playboy were gone forever when their moms found them and threw them away.

Madrigal: Magazines should learn from NY Public Library’s innovative iPad app

Poynter. – 2011-05-19

The Atlantic The New York Public Library released a mobile app called Biblion that The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal calls “one of the slickest media consumption experiences that I’ve seen for the...

"Hulu For Magazines" Opens Its Android Newsstand [MediaMemo]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-18

A year after Apple started selling digital magazines on the iPad, a consortium of publishers opens its own newsstand, via Google. It only works on some Samsung Galaxy tablets for now, but it's a...

Exponent closes in on BBC Magazines

Media Week – 2011-05-18

Private equity firm Exponent is understood to be close to entering exclusive talks to take over the BBC Magazines portfolio.

Death of Magazines? Try Magazines of Death!

The New York Observer – 2011-05-11

"It's good to see the journalism of death is alive and well," said New Yorker editor David Remnick as he accepted the public interest Ellie for Atul Gawande's morbid "Letting Go" at the National...

Media Decoder: Is the iPad Just a New Way to Give Away Magazines?

The New York Times – 2011-05-11

American publishers have always given away their work in hopes of building up huge audiences that they can sell advertising against. Are they making a mistake in replicating that model on the iPad...

Media Decoder: Magazines' Top Honors Given Out

The New York Times – 2011-05-10

New York magazine, National Geographic, Los Angeles magazine and The New York Times Magazine were among the winners of this year's National Magazine awards.

Magazines in 2011: a view from the top

Media Week – 2011-05-04

As the UK's magazine industry begins to convene for the PPA's Inspiration & Innovation: Publishing 2011 conference today, Media Week talks to four distinct and influential magazine professionals...

Sunrise or sunset for magazines?

Media Week – 2011-05-04

It's too early to write the obituary for the magazine industry, says former PPA chief executive Ian Locks, drawing on three decades leading the business.

Have trade magazines got a shelf life?

Guardian – 2011-04-25

As two more titles ditch their print format to go online only, what is the long-term future for trade magazines?It helps to have a sense of perspective if you are a senior trade magazine publishing...

Private equity firm in running for BBC Magazines

Media Week – 2011-04-11

Private equity firm Exponent has submitted a bid for the BBC Magazines portfolio.

Bauer out of running for BBC Magazines

Guardian – 2011-04-06

Top Gear and Radio Times owner in talks with other candidatesBauer is not in active negotiations with BBC Worldwide over the sale of its magazine division, effectively ending months of speculation...

Apple makes bid to become gatekeeper for newspapers and magazines

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-04-02

But the Cupertino giant's new subscription model has met with push-back from the industry, mixed reviews from analysts, and rants from bloggers calling the company everything from monopolist to...

"Promo Pages" On the Rise in Consumer Magazines

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-01

The number of "promo pages"-advertorial and other pages labeled as advertising or promotion but produced to resemble editorial and often carrying tags such as "Must-haves" and "Essentials"-grew 9...

Amazon Appstore for Android Opens, Magazines Wait

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-24

With the recent reports from Bloomberg News that Android is one of the fastest operating systems currently on the market, it is no surprise that the system has introduced a new appstore in...

Dorchester Media Puts Remaining Magazines on the Block

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-22

After putting select teen and romance titles up for sale last month, New York City-based Dorchester Media has decided to sell the rest of its magazine stable, offering up the eight magazines that...

ABC Board Changes Advertising Requirement for Digital Magazines

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-22

Recognizing the fluid state of digital magazine publishing, the ABC board of directors has just modified a key requirement for qualifying a "replica" digital edition. Advertising in the print and...

Richard Desmond's four decades in magazines

Media Week – 2011-03-17

As Richard Desmond invites bids for his magazine portfolio, we look at his long involvement in the business, which stretches all the way back to 1974.

Desmond puts magazines up for sale

Media Week – 2011-03-17

Richard Desmond, the founder and owner of Northern & Shell, has put its magazine titles up for sale, including his flagship celebrity-led monthly OK! Magazine.

Hearst Magazines is 2010 Group Publisher's Ad-Page Champ

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-15

With the explosion of magazine apps, social media and the resurgence of print advertising, magazine brands are showing a prominent face to their loyal and new readers and advertisers. A top 5 chart...

Singapore Airlines cuts fuel costs by converting magazines to digital

Media Week – 2011-03-15

Singapore Airlines has implemented digital versions of its in-flight magazines in a bid to reduce fuel costs, according to international magazine body Fipp.

Hearst's John Loughlin Highlights Four Key Drivers for Magazines at DMA Circ Marketing Day

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-03

John P. Loughlin, EVP and GM of Hearst Magazines, kicked off DMA's Circulation Marketing Day at the Time Inc. Conference Center in New York City as keynote speaker.

Sky to close magazines, job cuts loom

Media Week – 2011-02-28

BSkyB is to set to close two of the country's largest customer titles and dramatically slash the frequency of Sky Magazine, the UK's largest circulating monthly.

Future a possible buyer for BBC magazines

Guardian – 2011-02-23

Future Publishing has emerged as a contender for BBC Worldwide's magazine divisionFuture Publishing, the owner of more than 50 magazines including Metal Hammer, Total Film and T3, has emerged as a...

Hearst Magazines Digital Media Announces Staff Changes

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-23

Hearst Magazines Digital Media announced several changes to its roster today. Julie Hocheiser is now site director for Seventeen.com. Hocheiser served previously as the senior web editor for the...

Two in running to buy BBC Magazines

Guardian – 2011-02-21

German publisher Bauer the strongest contender to purchase BBC Magazines portfolio of 34 titlesBBC Worldwide's hunt for a buyer for its magazine division is down to two companies, with German...

Magazines still have some ammunition left in them

Guardian – 2011-02-20

The magazine ABCs show some alarming declines – but also some startling rises. If print is dying, why are the likes of the Economist and Slimming World doing so well?What has the Economist got in...

BBC Magazines: even when they're winning, they lose

Media Week – 2011-02-18

BBC Worldwide's dedicated hive of print professionals represent the very best the industry has to offer. Together they have managed to achieve yet another market-beating performance, with...

MAGAZINE ABCs: The top 100 magazines at a glance

Media Week – 2011-02-17

The top 100 magazines by circulation, as revealed in the ABC results for June 2010 to December 2010.

Top 100 paid-for magazines, July-December 2010

Guardian – 2011-02-17

Circulation figures for the leading consumer titles for the second half of 2010

BBC Magazines to launch new CBeebies spin-off mag

Media Week – 2011-02-16

The BBC will launch a new children's magazine this spring, based on the CBeebies TV programme 'Something Special', aimed at children with learning and communication difficulties.

Apple launches subscription service for magazines, newspapers and music

Guardian – 2011-02-15

Apple will keep 30% of revenue from subscriptions bought through its App StoreApple has launched a new subscription service for magazines, newspapers and music bought through its App Store, expanding...

Want more women writers in magazines? Get more female editors.

Slate – 2011-02-12

As Meghan O'Rourke reported here last week, VIDA, an organization for women writers, has released a tally of male and female bylines for the 2010 run of 14 high-end, literary-oriented magazines....

Hearst walks away from BBC Magazines deal

Media Week – 2011-02-07

Hearst Corporation, parent to the National Magazine Company, has confirmed for the first time it is no longer in talks to buy BBC Magazines following its Lagardère move.

Hearst buys more than 100 magazines from Lagardère

Guardian – 2011-01-31

Cosmopolitan owner acquires titles including Inside Soap and Psychologies, as well as licence for Elle, in £560m dealFrench group Lagardère today confirmed the sale of more than 100 magazines,...

Hearst pays $887 million for Lagardere magazines

Reuters – 2011-01-31

PARIS (Reuters) - French conglomerate Lagardere is to sell over 100 magazine titles to the publisher of Cosmopolitan for 651 million euros ($887 million), part of a turnaround strategy for the...

Magazines feel the free media chill and blame the teenagers

Guardian – 2011-01-24

Teen magazine Sugar closes but Bauer prepares to publish Gaz7ettaIt was a bitter start to the year for the staff of Sugar, the 17-year-old teen magazine which was axed last week after its owner said...

Buyers line up as BBC magazines sell-off enters final stage

Media Week – 2011-01-07

BBC Worldwide has finalised a shortlist of six possible buyers for its magazine business but will not sell three titles linked to key broadcast brands - Top Gear, Gardeners' World and Good Food -...

Hearst in pole position for Lagardère magazines

Media Week – 2011-01-04

Lagardère, the French owner of Hachette Filipacchi in the UK, has entered exclusive talks with Hearst Corporation over the sale of its international magazines.

How can magazines get the best from the iPad?

Editors Weblog – 2011-01-04

There is no way around this fact: the first batch of magazines adapted to the iPad failed to deliver, says Frédéric Filloux on Monday Note, citing the figures of two important American magazines,...

Hearst in Talks to Buy Magazines

The New York Times – 2011-01-01

The American publisher is discussing the purchase of Legardère’s international magazines, including Car and Driver and the foreign editions of Elle.

'More People are Reading Meredith Magazines Than Ever Before'

Folio Mag – 2010-08-03

On the heels of Meredith Corp.

Beyond Digital Magazines: Tablets, E-Readers and Mobile Apps

Folio Mag – 2010-07-29

APPLE PRODUCTS SUCH AS the iPhone and iPad are dominating much of the content-centric behavior of consumers but casting a wide net across all emerging devices in the e-reader, smartphone and tablet...

Six Things B-to-B Editors and Designers Can Learn From Consumer Magazines

Folio Mag – 2010-07-29

Business-to-business publishers are going one of two ways when it comes to their remaining print magazines; slashing budgets and staff to the bare bones or investing in print as a premium offering.

Magazines Continue Rolling Out Augmented Reality-Powered Content

Folio Mag – 2010-07-26

The list of magazines tapping into the virtual world of augmented reality keeps growing larger. Time Out New York Kids and Revolver magazine have recently unveiled covers that feature the budding...

Consumer Magazines Grow Ad Pages In Q2

Folio Mag – 2010-07-12

SEE ALSO: Celebrity Magazines See Big Advertising Resurgence

Should Magazines Tag Advertorial Content for the Google Bots?

Yahoo – 2010-07-12

A recent flap over an advertorial blog at SEED Magazine has one science writer asking whether we need to mark advertising content for an important group of readers: machines. Google - Google News -...

Publishers Say New Products Go Beyond Digital Magazines

Folio Mag – 2010-06-30

At a time when magazine publishers are racing to market with applications for tablets and smartphones, Bonnier Corp. and Interweave have launched new digital products specifically for viewing on...

Sandow Media Buys Eight Magazines from RBI

Folio Mag – 2010-03-18

Reed Business Information has sold off another big chunk of its once-giant trade magazine business. Worth magazine publisher Sandow Media is expected to announce today that it has acquired eight...

ABC Revises Definition of Digital Magazines

Folio Mag – 2010-03-17

The Audit Bureau of Circulations' board of directors has ruled to modify its definition of a digital magazine in the U.S. and Canada to accommodate new devices such as the Apple iPad.

Two Library Magazines Sold

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-16

Two weeks after Library Journal and School Library Journal were acquired by Media Source, two...

Stagnito Buys Nielsen’s Food Magazines

Folio Mag – 2010-03-09

Stagnito Inc., the parent company of Stagnito Media, has acquired Nielsen Business Media’s four food group magazines as well as their related Web sites and tradeshows.

UBM Shut Down 31 Magazines, Cut 479 Jobs

Folio Mag – 2010-03-05

London-based United Business Media last year continued to reshape its business by shrinking its print magazine operations while concentrating more on higher revenue generating businesses, including...

Editorial, Advertising Censorship a ‘Non-Issue’ for U.S. Magazines

Folio Mag – 2010-03-04

A pair of U.K. groups are taking issue with consumer magazine content—both visual and written—on their side of the Atlantic.

RBI Sells Two More Magazines

Folio Mag – 2010-03-01

Reed Business Information has taken another step in the divestment of its U.S.-based magazines.

The Future of Magazines

Forbes – 2010-02-26

Hearst's Cathie Black on what's ahead for the publishing industry and why she loves what she does.

Active Interest Media Buys Nine Equine Magazines, Seven Web Sites

Folio Mag – 2010-02-24

Enthusiast publisher Active Interest Media has acquired several equine-related magazines and Web sites from Source Interlink Media and from Louisville, Colorado-based Horse Media Group. Financial...

Newsstand Sales and Circulation Fall for Magazines

New York Times – 2010-02-09

Newsstand sales of magazines plummeted in the last half of 2009, helping to send total circulation lower.

2009: The Year in Magazines

Folio Mag – 2010-01-01

Economic fallout. Bankruptcies. Dwindling advertising dollars. Shuttered magazines. Layoffs. Pay cuts. Dreams—shattered.

Do-It-Yourself Magazines, Cheaply Slick

New York Times – 2009-03-30

Traditional printing houses charge thousands of dollars for a few hundred copies, but a new service hopes to cost less than making photocopies.

A Pair of Plug-Ins for Photo-Heavy Magazines

Folio Mag – 2009-03-25

Publishers using InDesign to produce photo-heavy magazines now have two plug-in options that aim to enhance the photo identification and style conversion processes.

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