Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sarah Fulford Named Incoming Editor of Toronto Life

John Macfarlane will be stepping down as Editor at the end of 2007. She named Senior Editor Sarah Fulford as his successor.

An eight-year veteran of the magazine, Fulford is a recognized talent, having won gold and silver National Magazine Awards for her writing as well as editing more than a dozen award-winning features and columns for Toronto Life. Promoted to Senior Editor in 2003, Fulford was responsible for scouting exciting new writing talent and developing a number of successful special editorial projects. At the same time, she established herself as a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. Prior to joining Toronto Life in 1999 as associate editor, she was an assistant editor at Elm Street. The 33-year-old is married to novelist Stephen Marche and has a 19-month-old son.

Tennis Week Magazine Expands to Eight Issues in 2008

Tennis Week Magazine will publish eight issues in 2008 and relaunch its redesigned web site,, in November. Tennis Week has appointed Randy Master, publisher, effective immediately. Master reports to Brandusa Niro, IMG's Publications Director.

IMG, the world's premier sports, entertainment and media company, acquired Tennis Week Magazine and its companion online news site,, on Dec. 22, 2006. IMG launched the new Tennis Week in mid-March at the Sony Ericsson Open, converting the magazine into a perfect-bound glossy featuring more than 100 pages of editorial and advertising per issue. Beginning with this September issue, Tennis Week has added national newsstand distribution to its circulation model.


Olivia Monjo Named Editor-In-Chief of Home Magazine

Olivia Monjo has been promoted to Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Home magazine, in addition to her responsibilities as Editor-in-Chief of Woman's Day Special Interest Publications. Monjo will report directly to Kliger.

Donna Sapolin will remain Executive Editor, spending full time on the website. The beta site for has been active since June, and the website will have a full launch this fall.

Home magazine will continue to be published 8 times a year with a rate base of 800,000. John Grant is Vice President/Publisher, Home magazine.

Monjo has been the Editor-in-Chief of Woman's Day Special Interest Publications since 2002 and joined as Managing Editor in 1991.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Susan Freilicher Named Publisher of Southwest Art Magazine

Active Interest Media, Inc. has promoted Susan Freilicher to Publisher of Southwest Art Magazine.

Susan joined Southwest Art as Rocky Mountain Regional Sales Manager in 1994. She was named Associate Publisher of Southwest Art in 2004, during which time she developed and implemented numerous successful sales and marketing programs.

Susan will be based in the Boulder office of Southwest Art, which opened in October of 2006. She replaces Sarah Hill who has left the company to pursue opportunities closer to her home in Richmond, Virginia.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Florida Home Improve Magazine

Florida Home Improve Magazine has selected TransMedia Group to publicize the launch of its magazine, which will give readers a heads up on the latest home improvement ideas and the best sources to implement them in a unique, highly readable all-editorial format. Launching in Palm Beach, the magazine will be comprised of attractive, objective, and helpful hints for home improvements.

The magazine is expected to reach over 1.3 million readers annually and over 150,000 per issue beginning with the launch in Palm Beach County. It will also target commercial trade members as well as consumers and will be placed in targeted locations to reach those qualified buyers.


Naked Eye Magazine Debutes

Naked Eye Magazine, Canada's only pop culture source, has re-launched. The mandate for Naked Eye Magazine is to bring pop culture in Canada to the forefront, by offering media savvy girls and boys a magazine with style and substance. Naked Eye will only have Canadians on our covers, in an effort to foster our own star system.

Naked Eye circulation is 500,000 and is distributed all over Canada. Naked Eye's target market is Canadian male and female readers aged 18-35. Naked Eye is quarterly and will be changing to b-monthly in late 2008.


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Business Traveler Names Linda Vaughan Publisher

U.S.-based Business Traveler magazine and publishing company Varquin Enterprises has appointed Linda Vaughan to the position of publisher.

Vaughan is a former publisher for PRIMEDIA, Inc. and during her 14 years tenure, she was responsible for Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly magazines.

Vaughan's credentials also include five years with the Children's Television Workshop as vice president of advertising, and five years with Gannett, where she was the first member of USA Today's advertising launch team. Vaughan also worked at McCall's magazine and at Grey Advertising.

As publisher, Vaughan's role will include client management, advertising sales and revenue growth.


Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Business Magazine Aimed at Women

By the year 2010 it is estimated that there will be 1 million women in Canada who own their own business. It therefore seems timely that there be a publication that is aimed at women in business.

Company of Women, an organization that supports, connects and promotes women in business, is launching its new publication, Company, this fall. Available in print format as well as electronically, the magazine will be distributed in the GTA.

"There's few publications out there to support women in building and growing their businesses," observes Company of Women founder, Anne Day. "We're busy so we need snippets of information, not lengthy articles," she adds. "We have a team of seasoned writers who have got behind the magazine and will be regular contributors," reports Day, "such as host of the Money Show, Patricia Lovett-Reid who has written several books on women and finances and Peggy Grall, author of Just Change It."

This venture is also being warmly supported by other women's business organizations in the GTA such as the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs and WINGS Canada who will be distributing the publication to their members.

With over 370 members from across the GTA, Company of Women offers a variety of programs and services to support women business owners and professionals, with monthly dinners in Oakville and Toronto, breakfast meetings in Burlington and Mississauga, trade shows and mastermind groups, as well as an extensive website.

To find out more about the magazine and Company of Women events, go to

Utility Journal Names Editor-in-Chief

Michael T. Burr was named editor-in-chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine and

Burr, 40, has worked for PUR since 2001 as an independent contributor to the Fortnightly -- most recently as the magazine's editor-at-large -- penning articles on topics such as merchant generation and energy marketing strategy. He also has served as editor-at-large for InsideCounsel magazine (not affiliated with PUR), and has provided consulting services to various corporate and law-firm clients. As editor-in-chief, Burr will oversee Public Utilities Fortnightly's reporting staff; drive editorial strategy; and work with PUR officers to develop the company's media opportunities.

Burr succeeds Richard Stavros, executive editor, who left PUR to join Dominion Energy's business development and market analysis group, in Richmond, Va.


Sunday, September 9, 2007

Amy Saralegui Named Publisher of Los Angeles Magazine

Emmis Publishing L.P. has hired Amy Saralegui as publisher of Los Angeles magazine. Saralegui, 40, has served as Texas advertising director of Emmis Publishing's Texas Monthly since 2003.

In addition to overseeing Texas Monthly's Dallas, Houston and Austin sales offices and sales development, Saralegui's professional experience includes tenures as associate and interim publisher of Latina magazine and director of retail marketing for Polo Ralph Lauren.

Wetpixel Launches Wetpixel Quarterly

Wetpixel LLC announces the arrival of a new quarterly print magazine devoted to high-quality underwater photography. Wetpixel Quarterly brings fans of the underwater realm spectacular imagery in a landscape-oriented, high-resolution format. As well as celebrating the beauty of the deep, Wetpixel Quarterly provides a forum for a necessary dialog on marine conservation among photographers, researchers, conservationists, and the general public.

To help foster this community, the magazine accepts and encourages contributions from professional and amateur photographers alike. is the most respected online destination for all things related to underwater imaging; Wetpixel Quarterly presents an exciting new venue for showcasing the work of this community in print.

The magazine's founders, Eric Cheng and Elijah Woolery - both avid divers and underwater photographers - hope to foster environmental stewardship by highlighting conservation concerns in Wetpixel Quarterly's theme-based issues.

Through interviews, articles, open contests, and, most importantly, the lenses of its contributors, Wetpixel Quarterly brings to the page a new sense of the fragility and splendor of underwater life.


Veterans Business Journal Relaunches as Vetrepreneur Magazine

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) will change the name of its official magazine from Veterans Business Journal to Vetrepreneur. The new magazine name plate will debut with the Sep/Oct 2007 issue. Veterans Business Journal has served as the nexus for the veteran business movement since 2004.

The name change follows exhaustive market research that indicated the veteran business movement needed a unifying message. NaVOBA found that vetrepreneurs associate strongly with being a veteran and strongly with being a business owner. But until now, they have not put those two things together.

Starting in 2008, the magazine will be published 10 times per year, from its current bi-monthly frequency. The e-newsletter will be distributed weekly, which will double its current frequency. Vetrepreneur Editor-in-Chief Rich McCormack said that the magazine's editorial focus will shift a little. "We will place more emphasis on NaVOBA's forward-looking agendas such as the corporate opportunity, vetrepreneur to vetrepreneur transactions and state government contracting. Those three opportunities dwarf the federal government opportunity, and nobody except us is really paying attention to them."


Saturday, September 8, 2007

New Magazine: Kiki Magazine

After a fruitless and exasperating search for magazines that would entertain, educate, and inspire her own daughters, Jamie Bryant found herself doing something she'd never dreamed of -- launching a new national publication. Kiki Magazine, which debuts next month, is aimed at "girls with style and substance" ages 9-14. Part magazine and part studio, Kiki proves possible the marriage of fashion, design, and creativity with smart, safe, age-appropriate content that will please girls and their parents.

Kiki began when Bryant's daughters, aged 7 and 9, started to express interest in fashion and design, topics not usually covered in magazines aimed at younger readers. Already frustrated by overtly-sexualized clothing and media marketed to an increasingly young audience, Bryant -- a Cincinnati-based editor and educator -- found the same was true of the current crop of magazines for adolescent girls.

"Even publications aimed at younger teens offer up soft-sex articles and overly-mature content that parents and readers are uncomfortable with," Bryant says. "There simply wasn't anything compelling being published for tween girls."

Bolstered by her years of experience in education and textbook development, Bryant took matters into her own hands. "I could sit around and wait for someone else to do something about it, or I could do it myself," she says. "And I work with a lot of creative people who were determined to help me."

The result is Kiki Magazine, a high-quality, full-color quarterly that debuts September 2007 with a two-part editorial mission. First, Bryant explains, Kiki aims to help each reader develop a sense of style that reflects her own personality. It also seeks to help readers gain the confidence that comes from being comfortable in their own skin, whatever their style.

"Kiki is first and foremost a fun fashion magazine and creativity journal for girls," Bryant says. "But at the same time, it's also a publication of real substance and value, something parents and kids can both feel really good about."

Bryant also notes that Kiki Magazine is as unique in what it doesn't feature as in what it does. "We're leaving out what most teen-magazine publishers consider must-have content. There's no gossip, no boyfriends, no sensuality, no instructions on how to kiss, no tips on getting sexy abs," she says. "We don't miss it. Parents don't miss it. And, perhaps most of all, our readers certainly don't miss being bombarded with mature themes they're not ready to tackle."

Instead, according to Bryant, Kiki takes the college fashion curriculum and tailors it to younger readers, using the fashion and design industry to explore a variety of topics, including business, geography, fine art, craft, history, world culture, and even math and science. "The fashion world is the perfect platform for helping girls discover and nurture their own sense of self, style, and creativity, while providing content of solid value," Bryant says. "Kiki is proof that having fun with style and artistry is completely compatible with intelligence and creativity."

Kiki pairs articles about fashion with art and design project pages that turn the magazine into an interactive creativity journal. "These creative pages give each issue of Kiki even greater lasting value," Bryant says. "Girls will want to hang onto each issue and come back to it over and over again."


Sunday, September 2, 2007

New Online Magazine by and for Women in the Entertainment

The national alliance of Women In Film (WIF) and the General Motors Corporation (GM) announce the launch today of Traction, an innovative and unique online magazine by and for women in the entertainment industry.

"The ambition of Traction is to not only serve women who are already working within the film and television industries but to virtually mentor emerging female talent seeking to establish a career in entertainment," said Judith James, editor-in-chief of Traction and head of the WIF/GM Alliance.

"We intend to provoke robust discussion and fresh thinking about women and the media," continued James, a film, stage and television producer who is in a film partnership with Richard Dreyfuss at Dreyfuss/James Productions and a theater partnership with Camille Cosby. "We hope that the editorial content of Traction and the access to real information and experience will get our readers to think out loud and to erupt into dialogue with, and through, the magazine."


Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine, Takes Off on Apple's iPhone

Elite Traveler, the luxury lifestyle magazine distributed aboard private jets in over 90 countries, is taking a test run as one of the first magazines available on Apple's iPhone. The magazine is part of a beta group of magazines with an interface and portal designed by Texterity where viewers can see the complete magazine on iPhone. To experience the pages of Elite Traveler's latest Pure Decadence issue on iPhone, visit

"Providing Elite Traveler's content via the iPhone is the perfect complement to the global distribution of the print magazine aboard private jets. Our strategy is all about making our magazine available wherever in the world our super wealthy readers are," Douglas Gollan, President and Editor-in-Chief of Elite Traveler. "Elite Traveler goes to over 425,000 readers with an average household income of $5.3 million. Many are self-made millionaires interested in the latest in every kind of luxury."

A premier publication featuring luxury destinations, products and services for the ultra-affluent, the oversized color glossy is putting its elegant editorial pages on view for the celebs, tycoons and Wall Street wiz-kids who are getting the latest tech toy. Many of the people who can purchase the new iPhone are the same ones who can purchase the diamond jewelry and $40,000-a- night suites featured in the pages of Elite Traveler.

To read Elite Traveler on iPhone, visit Those without an iPhone can visit for more information.