Sunday, February 24, 2008

Preston Gralla Becomes Editor for

Greener World Media has appointed Preston Gralla as editor of

The move enhances the editorial content of with the expertise and balanced perspective of an industry veteran. provides readers with news, tools, and resources on leading-edge green technology, in partnership with its sister sites,,, and

Gralla brings his more than 20 years of covering the technology industry and IT to, where his responsibilities will including writing a column, blog, and guiding the site's technology coverage.

Gralla was the founding managing editor of PC Week (now eWeek); a founding editor, then editor, and then editorial director of PC/Computing., launched in May 2007, is the first web site for business professionals interested in the greening of information technology. Website:

Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Paralegal Magazine Premiers

A new magazine for paralegals premiered. KNOW, The Magazine for Paralegals , is an outside-the-box, informative magazine balancing workstyle and life balance for paralegals.

Designed for paralegals in today's highly competitive market, the publication offers tools, tactics and strategies for a successful worklife and lifestyle balance. Written by leaders in the field, just a few of the upcoming stories include:


Launch of Girls Gone Wild Magazine

Joe Francis, founder and CEO of the popular "Girls Gone Wild" DVD series, will launch Girls Gone Wild magazine, described as "a monthly lifestyle magazine for young men and women geared toward fun, freedom and youthful exuberance." The premiere issue is scheduled to hit the stands in April. The magazine comes packaged with a full-length Girls Gone Wild DVD.

Girls Gone Wild magazine will cover topics familiar to those who enjoy the Girls Gone Wild DVDs and pay-per-view specials, with an accent on girls. Celebrity interviews, product reviews and entertaining feature articles will share the magazine with pictorials of real college girls photographed where the Girls Gone Wild crews meet them -- in nightclubs, beaches, dorm rooms and aboard the Girls Gone Wild bus. The magazine will not contain nudity.

Articles in the premiere issue include a guide to "The Top Ten Spring Break Hot Spots," a tour of America's wildest bars, an intimate peek at a and a revealing look at what many consider to be the best job on earth in article titled "Insane Life of A Girls Gone Wild Cameraman."

Girls Gone Wild Magazine carries a cover price of $9.99 ($12.99 in Canada) and is being distributed by Curtis Circulation LLC, the leading national distributor of magazines. The title will initially be sold through Curtis's 50,000 retail outlets.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Prisonworld Magazine Debuts

Dawah International, LLC has introduced and released its one of a kind magazine for prisoners. Prisonworld Magazine is published on a seven-issue basis in order to communicate with those behind the wall. It is very unique in conception and the only magazine especially for the prison system that showcases poetry, letters of inspiration, thoughts, comments, and opinions, individually and collectively, of inmates. Within the next year Dawah hopes to expand distribution globally and offer original movies, PSAs and interpretive DVDs for the prison system.

During the initial launch in June, the magazine shipped to approximately 80 institutions in the states of Florida, Georgia, California, Texas, Michigan and Ohio. Before completion of the marketing plan, word of mouth had spread throughout the prisons causing new states and new institutions to be added daily. At the time of the latest printing, the magazine now ships to over 400 institutions, state and federal, in 27 states. "Since it is free to the institution's libraries, we can estimate our readership at approximately 350,000 per month," says Rufus Triplett Jr., Editor.


Organic Style Magazine Reborn

The new exclusively-online Organic Style magazine ( launches today, heralding a green era in digital media.

The Organic Style premier issue includes an exclusive interview with Maria Rodale, publisher of the original Organic Style magazine, and in-depth features about organic cotton farming in India, wildlife conservation in Kenya, sustainable flower growing in Ecuador, a tribute to Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks, and a look into the important work of Women for Women helping international victims of war. The issue also includes engaging articles on eco-living, fashion, gardening and travel, enriched media such as video stories and music, and a catalog featuring a special collection from the boutique.

Rodale Inc. published the original Organic Style magazine from 2001-2005, during which time it became a leading resource for sustainable living. In 2007, Rodale sold the Organic Style brand to Prolman, who is the founder and CEO of Organic Bouquet, Inc., the pioneer of the organic flower industry. Prolman formed UK-based Organic Style Ltd. to further the company's international expansion plans. In November, was launched as an online boutique for eco-luxury products.

Digital publishing fits with Organic Style's philosophy of environmentally-responsible commerce. Organic Style magazine is produced with state-of-the-art digital publishing technology, enhanced with audio, video, and advertiser links, and can be easily accessed on any web browser. The digital publishing trend has been growing exponentially, with more than 200 new online initiatives - including those by Time Inc., Meredith, and Condé Nast - introduced in 2007 alone, according to Magazine Publishers of America.

Organic Style will publish quarterly and subscriptions will initially be free.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

National Men's Lifestyle Magazine to Launch in April

Contempo Media Inc. will publish Sharp magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication for Canadian men.

"Sharp aims to delve into the myriad interests of the modern man. It's a stylish environment that delivers information, entertainment and in-depth features relevant to Canadian men," said Michael La Fave, Editorial Director and Co-founder. "This new magazine is the result of careful consideration, years of feedback and experience. Having co-founded a successful automotive/lifestyle publication, I've had the opportunity to interact with Canadian men and they told me they needed and wanted more. Sharp establishes a higher standard for Canadian men's magazines - it cuts deeper with feature editorials that span from hard-hitting exposés to strategies for living well."

With its first issue launching in April 2008, Sharp is Canada's definitive resource for ambitious and successful men aged 25-54, who value intelligence, style and sophistication in their personal brand. Starting with 5 editions in 2008 and growing to 6 by 2009, Sharp's 100-pages-plus will be inserted in 150,000 selected copies of the Globe & Mail nation-wide.


Sunday, February 3, 2008

GameSpot Appoints Ricardo Torres as Editor-in-Chief

GameSpot, a video game Web site, has named Ricardo Torres editor-in-chief.

Torres, who has been a key member of GameSpot s editorial team since 2001, brings a decade of editorial experience to the position and an in-depth knowledge of the gaming industry. As editor-in-chief, Torres will oversee GameSpot's editorial staff in their coverage of the latest games and breaking news. Previously, Torres was editorial director of GameSpot.

Prior to his time at GameSpot, Torres oversaw the videogame coverage at CNET Networks' proprietary game site GameCenter and worked in quality assurance at Rocket Science Games, a San Francisco-based developer.