Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hachette Will Publish Ty Pennington At Home Quarterly in 2008

Ty Pennington At Home will be published as a quarterly, with the 2008 debut issue hitting newsstands March 25. The magazine will sell for $4.99 with an initial distribution of 400,000. The magazine offers Pennington's solutions to the many and varied decorating and remodeling challenges facing today's homeowners. The debut issue of Ty Pennington At Home, published in May 2007 was recognized as one of the hottest launches of the year by MIN magazine.

The magazine's content will be featured on ( HFM U.S.'s website which included all of the company's shelter brands including ELLE Decor, Metropolitan Home, and the Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Best Health Magazine Debuts

Reader's Digest Magazines (Canada) Ltd. has launched Best Health, a healthy lifestyle publication geared to today's savvy Canadian woman. This new magazine, which makes its debut on newsstands across Canada this week, is designed to feel like a day at the spa, not a trip to the clinic. Best Health is supported by its online counterpart,, which offers regularly updated healthy living advice at the touch of a fingertip.

"Best Health's goal is to cut through the clutter by providing insightful guidance and practical advice to Canadian women in an inspiring and approachable manner," said Bonnie Munday, Editor, Best Health. "We are committed to establishing a long-term relationship with them."

A notable feature of the magazine is its distinctive sections: Look Great, Get Healthy, Eat Well and Embrace Life. Each is structured like a magazine in itself, a self-contained package of information and inspiration. The premiere issue's content includes eco-conscious beauty products, new thinking on breast cancer and fertility, healthy on-the-go lunch recipes from Canada's fresh food chef Paul Finkelstein, and ways to get toned and fit for summer. The issue also reveals the fascinating results of two exclusive Best Health special reports - one examining Canada's healthiest cities and another unraveling the wellness concerns of 500 women across the country.

Taste of Home Magazine Launches Healthy Cooking

As interest in wholesome eating and healthy cooking increases, Taste of Home, the largest cooking magazine in America, introduces Healthy Cooking -- a new magazine that gives readers what they need for a healthier life. With its mix of recipe and non-recipe content, provided by real home cooks and backed by nutritionists and health experts, Healthy Cooking makes it easier to manage medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension and makes living a healthier lifestyle simply delicious!

Healthy Cooking is a bi-monthly publication from the editors of Taste of Home -- a leader in food publishing. Taste of Home is part of Food & Entertaining at the Reader's Digest Association (RDA), which includes and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Taste of Home also publishes Simple and Delicious, Cooking for 2, top-selling bookazines, newsstand specials, and popular cookbooks. More information can be found at

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Travel Guru Peter Greenberg Signs on as AARP Travel Editor at Large

AARP, the largest membership organization for people 50+, today announced that renowned travel expert Peter Greenberg has signed on to become AARP's new travel editor at large. In addition to his current duties as the Travel Editor for NBC's Today Show, Greenberg will now also provide travel expertise and advice as well as original content to AARP's members via the organization's publications, Web site and major local and national events.

Perhaps best known for his contributions on NBC's Today Show, Greenberg is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Travel Detective series. His latest book is the Complete Travel Detective Bible. Among his many duties as travel editor at large, Greenberg will serve as travel editor at large for AARP The Magazine and write a bi-monthly travel column titled "The Contrarian Traveler."

He will also record audio pod casts of columns and features for the web site, along with an online Q&A column. Additionally, members will be able to access a weekly "AARP travel minute" online, as well as 15 minutes of weekly highlights from Peter's nationally syndicated radio program, now heard on more than 150 stations across the U.S. Topics will range from tips and tricks on how to get the most from your airline to which brochures don't tell the truth, to how to fight back against undisclosed surcharges and fees, to experiential pieces on everything from unusual hotel services to the boom in culinary travel.

New Web Publication Reaches Out To Parents

Launching this April, Sekund Magazine at delves into the topics of bringing another baby into the mix. Will the big brother or big sister be okay? Will you really need a double stroller? These are the questions on the minds of mothers today. Lizabeth Sorensen, writer, publicist, and mother should know- she has been talking to parents through her own popular website for four years and just had her second child.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

New Editor in Chief Appointed to Broker Dealer Journal

Broker Dealer Journal announced the appointment of Sydney LeBlanc as editor in chief. Sydney is a 30-year financial services industry veteran, journalist, author and publisher. She was the co-founder and editor in chief of Registered Representative Magazine, the nation's first trade magazine for stockbrokers in 1976. She also served as editor in chief of Securities Industry Management magazine, the first publication for branch managers.


Silk Purse Women Magazine Expanding

Silk Purse Women magazine, New Jersey's only publication dedicated to powerful, over 40 and amazing women, recently revamped and expanded its editorial content to meet the needs of its growing audience. The winter 2008 issue set the stage with an increase in the number of pages by over 30 percent.

Editor in Chief Christine Spear says, "Silk Purse Women just entered its fifth year of publication. I believe our substantial growth is because we listen to our readers. The magazine's pages are filled with information on such topics as professional challenges and successes, philanthropic opportunities, valuable care giving information, living longer healthier, and more. We take pride in providing female-friendly resources in a wide variety of areas, including financial and insurance planning, business development, mortgages, to name a few."

More than 65,000 women read Silk Purse Women magazine, which is published quarterly.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Open Air Magazine Hits Newsstands

Inspiring millions of readers to find adventure and its rewards in their everyday lives, the premiere issue of Open Air Magazine will be on newsstands. Open Air will be available four times a year in Friday editions of USA TODAY. Additional on-sale dates are May 2, Sept. 5 and Nov. 7.

Open Air is published by USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling newspaper, and is geared towards the busy, well-informed, affluent consumer. Both inspirational and practical, and with expert writing, concise detail and colorful photography, Open Air offers a compelling new look at the possibilities for adventure that surround us each day -- from regular activities like improving your golf game with a stretch the pros use, or finding the best gear for your next softball tournament, to once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like a six-day hike into the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge in New Mexico.

In each issue editorial content will include stories on outdoor activities, travel features and articles that highlight everything from gear to nutrition to the psychological benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

SUCCESS Magazine Relaunches

With its nationwide debut on March 4, 2008, the new SUCCESS magazine will launch as one of the largest magazine rollouts in publishing history with more than 1 million copies having been presold and more than 50,000 being distributed nationally on the newsstand.

The successful launch response is indication that the magazine is timed perfectly for a nationwide demographic seeking a reliable personal-development resource.

SUCCESS serves the growing entrepreneur and small-business markets. "In today's fast paced and ever-changing global marketplace, entrepreneurs and small-business owners have to be constantly learning, growing and improving to be successful," said Darren Hardy, publisher/editorial director of SUCCESS. "SUCCESS magazine delivers the leading personal-development thought leaders and profiles of today's extraordinary achievers with a window into their personal success philosophies and strategies. SUCCESS is where motivated business people can get the competitive advantage in life - both personally and professionally."

The parent company of SUCCESS Media, which publishes SUCCESS, is VideoPlus, a marketing and communications company supporting the direct selling industry. In anticipation of the all-new SUCCESS release, many of VideoPlus' clients enthusiastically promoted the magazine, which additionally helped create this extraordinary success.

This pre-eminent personal achievement magazine will be initially published bimonthly, then SUCCESS will increase its frequency to monthly in September 2008.


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Vicki Wellington Named Publisher of CosmoGIRL! magazine

Vicki Wellington has been named publisher of CosmoGIRL! magazine. Wellington was most recently the founding associate publisher of domino magazine. She will assume her new role on March 10 and will report to Clinton. Wellington succeeds Kristine Welker, who has been named vice president of sales and marketing of Hearst Magazines Digital Media.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Emil Wilbekin Appointed Editor-in-Chief of GIANT Magazine

Emil Wilbekin, award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of Vibe, has been named as Editor-in-Chief of GIANT Magazine, a publication owned by Radio One, Inc. GIANT is a leading urban entertainment lifestyle bi-monthly magazine that celebrates the best of music, film and fashion.

Mr. Wilbekin will succeed Smokey D. Fontaine, who is being promoted to Chief Content Officer, overseeing content for Radio One’s new digital and cross-platform initiatives.

Mr. Wilbekin is best known for his work at Vibe as Editor-in-Chief, where he helped build the franchise from publishing to multimedia. During his twelve years at Vibe, Mr. Wilbekin garnered the 2002 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, helped build circulation to 825,000, and produced the first annual "Vibe Awards" on UPN. Mr. Wilbekin has also worked as Vice President of Brand Development at Marc Ecko Enterprises and consulted for Sean John, AXE, and Microsoft.


Air France Revamps New Inflight Magazine

Air France Madame, the sophisticated French/English bilingual luxury magazine for women, has been given an ultra-contemporary makeover, with new editorial content and a new layout.

In a magazine, content and layout mutually sustain each other. So it's both content AND layout that drive the all-new title.

The new editorial line combines sophistication and girl-next-door informality.

The sophisticated take stems from the deliberately wide international angle, more finely-honed fashion choices, the decoding of global luxury trends, and the greater amount of space given over to the pages on fashion, design or art. The girl-next-door aspect is reflected in greater clarity in the organisation of subject matter, more personified articles (with more profiles and interviews), and increased reader-friendliness (shorter articles, a more incisive general tone). Whatever the area covered, all the information is selected so as to bring readers an ever-sharper vision of the world and its latest trends.

Mixing form and content in this way creates a magazine that is more glamorous, more chic, more modern and simply more real-world. It has a greater emphasis on the written word, while never playing down its refined elegance. It's all about PACE.

The focus in the layout is to pace the magazine, to create breaks, pauses, accelerations. The new rhythm is achieved within a more rational structure (typefaces, section headings, column layout, etc.), making it an altogether easier read.

The new-look Air France Madame features increased clarity and an uncramped layout, underpinned by powerful identity markers: lots of space for photos, full-page spreads for regular features, and a new typeface that allies clarity with modernity. The pages combine a deliberately spectacular layout with an approach to space in which even white is meaningful.

Air France Madame's readership is made up of women on the move. Whether that applies to their career or their lifestyle, they are cultivated and interested in the world around them. Sophisticated, aware of trends. They want to know what's happening in Paris, New York and Tokyo. They want references, and intelligent reading. They also want stunning images and well-informed choices.

New Magazine Launched for Aeromedical and Air Rescue Professionals

A new magazine has been launched to cater for the air medical and air rescue communities. Waypoint AirMed & Rescue was launched this week by Voyageur Publishing, and aims to cover all aspects of both rotary and fixed-wing air ambulance as well as other air rescue services. With an international focus, the magazine has a mix of news, analysis and features, with dedicated sections for providers, pilots, medical crew, commercial carriers, search and rescue, maintenance and cutting-edge technology.

The first issue has contributions from industry insiders, including Karen Chamberlain of Air Ambulance Professionals, who asks how to eliminate emotion from the decision to fly, aviation medicine expert Dr Terry Martin, with an article on cabin pressurisation, and Major Jeffrey Long, who tells of life as a US Army medevac pilot.

The magazine is published on a quarterly basis and is available through the Waypoint website, where readers can sign up for a subscription or download issue one for free.


Michael Egan Becomes Editor of The Oxfordian

The Shakespeare Oxford Society has appointed Professor Michael Egan, Ph.D, a renowned, award-winning Shakespeare scholar, as the new editor of The Oxfordian, the Society’s flagship scholarly publication.

Founded in 1957, New York-based Shakespeare Oxford Society is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to exploring the Shakespeare authorship question and researching the evidence that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford (1550 – 1604) is the true author of the poems and plays of "William Shakespeare."