Sunday, September 28, 2008

Matt DeLorenzo Named Editor-In-Chief, Road & Track Magazine

Alain Lemarchand, President & CEO, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. announced today that Matt DeLorenzo, Deputy Editor, Road & Track has been promoted to Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of the magazine reporting to Senior Vice President, Group Editorial Director John Owens.

DeLorenzo has been running day-to-day operations for the magazine since former Editor-in-Chief Thos L. Bryant retired this year after 36 years with the company. Road & Track magazine reaches nearly 6 million readers monthly and is distinguished for its credibility and authority in automotive journalism as well as for its quality design and beautiful photography.

Beyond Road & Track magazine, the brand has expanded and now offers its trusted content across a broad range of platforms including, providing guidance and entertainment to both enthusiasts and in-market shoppers.

Singular magazine Hits Regional Newsstands

Singular magazine, created to serve Los Angeles' fast growing demographic of affluent unmarried adults, has hit regional newsstands and 63,000 households. Along with its companion website, the magazine delivers an editorial voice that validates what it calls the "singular" lifestyle, recognizing being single as a satisfying, enjoyable lifestyle.

Differentiating itself from other singles-oriented brands, Singular's goal is to position the unmarried status as a positive and fulfilling way-of-life and will embrace and speak to this large, fast-growing, successful group in a way that celebrates their life style rather than trying to "fix it."

Singular magazine is the ultimate "good life" guide for unmarried adults over 30 with household incomes over $100,000. The look of the 140-page glossy premiere issue says sophisticated, sexy and savvy -- as well as friendly, inviting, warm and fun. offers a virtual community for "singulars" that includes social networking functionality with personal profiles, forums, blogs, special interest groups and a calendar of events and activities.

Singular Communications was launched by freelance journalist Kim Calvert and financier, publisher David Wright. Calvert and Wright are debuting both and the launch of Singular magazine and local SingularCity events in Los Angeles. Calvert is responsible for overseeing the editorial content and securing high profile contributors. She is also responsible for setting and maintaining the fun, upbeat and often humorous tone of the magazine. Working alongside Calvert is Art Director Carol Wakano; Contributing Editor Marva Marrow; Photo Editor Valerie Bassett, and Associate Publishers Richard Blackledge and Bradford Stauffer.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Food Network Magazine

Hearst Magazines and Food Network will create Food Network Magazine, a publication about food and entertaining that will be tested in the market starting this fall. The magazine will appeal to food lovers and Food Network fans of all ages and culinary abilities, offering pages of accessible recipes and tips, as well as unprecedented access to America's favorite Food Network stars.

The premiere issue is scheduled to hit newsstands nationwide on October 14, with a second test issue planned for January. Initial distribution will be 300,000 copies. Maile Carpenter, formerly executive editor of Every Day with Rachael Ray, is the magazine's editor-in-chief.

The magazine concept is to feature various Food Network talent -- from the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten to Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Alton Brown and Tyler Florence -- throughout its pages, offering readers their personal tips, tricks and recipes, plus a behind-the-scenes look at their shows and kitchens. Recipes from the Food Network Kitchens will be divided into easy weeknight meals and dishes more suited to weekend entertaining. In addition, the magazine will showcase great kitchen tools, food products, new restaurants, original recipes and the best food across America.

David Schoonmaker Named Editor of American Scientist Magazine

After a year at the helm as acting editor of American Scientist magazine, David R. Schoonmaker has been named editor of Sigma Xi's flagship publication. His appointment follows a 15-year tenure as managing editor of the magazine.

In all, Schoonmaker has 35 years of experience in magazine production that includes serving as executive editor of Rodale’s Men’s Health Newsletter and technical editor for Mother Earth News. He has also written or edited seven books.

Schoonmaker succeeds Rosalind Reid, who served as editor of American Scientist from 1992-2008. She is now acting executive director of the Initiative in Innovative Computing at Harvard University, where she was a visiting scholar in 2007-2008.

American Scientist traces its origins back to 1913. The bimonthly, illustrated magazine of science and technology has a circulation of more than 75,000 and is published by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. In recent years, American Scientist has been honored with many awards for editorial, design and illustration quality.

Each issue is filled with feature articles written by prominent scientists and engineers, reviewing important work in fields that range from molecular biology to computer engineering. The articles are carefully edited and accompanied by illustrations that are developed to enhance the reader's understanding and enjoyment.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Modern Luxury Debuts Manhattan Magazine

Modern Luxury Media, the largest publisher of city magazines in the United States, today launched Manhattan magazine, a lifestyle glossy covering the New York City luxe life. The magazine premieres with a special look at whom and what is leading the city's fashion and home design industries. Its arrival will be fĂȘted tonight with a private press party at the Bryant Park Hotel, the epicenter of New York City Fashion Week activity, and followed by a larger celebration later in the month.

With the debut of Manhattan magazine, Modern Luxury's 13th major market consumer magazine, the 16-year old publishing company becomes the only city-regional publisher in the U.S. able to offer advertisers reach into every major market in the country.

Manhattan magazine caters to the interests, sensibilities and 24/7 lifestyle of New York's working affluent.

Manhattan magazine will publish bi-monthly through the end of 2009. Each issue will showcase the best that luxury brands have to offer and blend service-oriented features with high artistry to guide the well-heeled New Yorker through the city's fast-paced world of design, culture, art, fashion and dining.

The digital edition of Manhattan magazine can be found at:

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sandow Media Acquires Watch Magazine

Sandow Media today announced the acquisition of InSync(R), a leading watch magazine for high-end watch enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and collectors, from World Publications.

"InSync(R) fits perfectly into the Sandow Media group of luxury brands," said Adam I. Sandow, CEO of Sandow Media. "The magazine represents a key component of our strategy as we continue to develop significant brands that serve the high-net-worth market with exceptional journalism. In recent years, the wealth market has demonstrated a growing and increasingly sophisticated appetite for fine timepieces; our goal is to create the largest and most widely read magazine in this category."

The magazine will be rebranded Watch Journal and Sandow plans a major investment in the magazine's distribution, editorial, design and marketing. As a major component of the new push, Sandow will shortly unveil a proprietary distribution strategy to reach ultra affluent consumers.

Sandow Media will retain the Houston, Texas staff with additional support from its Florida and New York offices. Sandow recently opened offices in Manhattan at the Banks Building (58 West 40th Street). Overlooking Bryant Park, the penthouse office will house the staff of the recently acquired Worth magazine in addition to the growing sales and marketing teams for Watch Journal, NewBeauty and LUXE.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Country Weekly Appoints Marie Wolpert as Publisher

American Media, Inc. (AMI) has named Marie Wolpert as Publisher of Country Weekly magazine. She will begin her duties immediately and report to AMI President John Miller.

Ms. Wolpert has held high-level positions for a number of prominent publications, including being the Associate Publisher of Smart Money and the Advertising Director at New Yorker. Most recently she served as a sales & marketing consultant for the Hearst publications Good Housekeeping and Quick and Simple.

Ms. Wolpert will be based in American Media's New York Offices, while Country Weekly's editorial staff will continue to be located in Nashville. Ms. Wolpert replaces Tori Hughes as publisher, who declined to make the transition to New York.

Sandow Media Names Patrick Williams Publisher of Worth Magazine

Sandow Media has appointed of Patrick Williams to the position of vice president and publisher of Worth magazine, the financial magazine targeted to ultra-affluent consumers, acquired by Sandow Media in February 2008.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New York House Magazine Appoints Meyer as Editor

ScheinMedia has appointed Nancy Meyer to the post of editor for New York House (, a monthly magazine which specializes in residential and multifamily real estate, construction, design and green living in New York.

Meyer has 18 years' experience in business journalism, managing publications and sections of trade newspapers. She joins ScheinMedia from 'Home Furnishings News', where she served for more than 14 years as senior editor of furniture, lighting and home decor. Prior to that, Meyer served as editor-in-chief of 'Intimate Fashion News', and prior to that, she was managing editor of 'Empire State Report'.

Meyer holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and French from SUNY New Paltz, where she currently teaches journalism.

At New York House, Meyer is responsible for repositioning the monthly magazine for growth in 'green' and sustainable home building, design and furnishings, as well as enhancing its home furnishings offerings. She reports to Jonathan A. Schein, publisher of New York House and president and chief executive officer of ScheinMedia.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

ELIXIR International - The World's First Quarterly Anti-Aging Magazine

Elixir Press Ltd has launched ELIXIR International, the world's first quarterly super glossy consumer magazine, totally focused on the booming market in anti-aging services and products.

The 200-page perfect bound quarterly will go on sale in the UK (W H Smiths, Borders, Tesco, independent newsagents) and internationally in October with a cover price of $7 (£3.80) and an initial print run of 100,000 copies. It will also be distributed free to spas, cruise ships, luxury hotels, gyms, airport business lounges, on private charter jets and international sales through on-line subscription.

The paper quality and size of the magazine will be exactly the same as that of Vogue magazine. ELIXIR International will also be published online to meet the demand of both internet readers and advertisers.

The publication of ELIXIR International follows the successful pilot launch last year of the monthly title ELIXIR and an online magazine devoted to rejuvenation and anti-ageing, established four years ago. It now has 30,000 unique visitors each month and has a growing database of subscribers interested in anti-ageing products and services.


MichBio Will Publish Bi-Annual Magazine Covering Michigan's Biosciences Industry

MichBio, the association for Michigan's biosciences industry, announced today that it will publish a bi-annual magazine entitled BioMatters. The glossy, professionally written publication will be devoted to chronicling the discoveries, trends, issues and personalities that are shaping a growing and vibrant Michigan biosciences community.

The magazine's second edition will be published in May 2009 and, in addition to editorial content, will include the Michigan Biosciences Directory and Resource Guide, a listing of all of Michigan biosciences companies, resources such as economic development organizations, SmartZones, funding sources, etc., and MichBio member service providers to the industry.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

ENVY Magazine Launches in Austin, Texas

ENVY Magazine, the premier lifestyle magazine in Texas, announced the publication has launched in Austin, continuing the next phase of their statewide expansion campaign. ENVY is currently available to readers in Dallas and Houston, and in the coming months the publication plans to expand into San Antonio, as well as outside of the state in the next year.

Every month, ENVY readers enjoy comprehensive coverage of music, film, fashion, technology, automobiles, art, social events, restaurants, clubs, bars and everything else of interest to its savvy followers.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sports and Entertainment Magazine Debuts

Sports and Entertainment Magazine (SET Magazine) announced the launch of its newest magazine that will hit stands September 2008. SET Magazine will offer an in-depth look behind the scenes of famous athletes and celebrities; showcasing their families, vacations, lifestyle and give a bird's eye view of multi-millionaire celebrity lifestyle. SET will also offer vivid photographs and one-on-one up close interviews with the nation's top celebrities that you won't find in other magazines.

The magazine boasts of giving fans unparalleled access taking them past the world of stats and scores to reveal the interior world of professional athletes and their families. SET Magazine will circulate 50,000 copies in Barnes & Nobles, Borders and 7-Eleven.

Publisher Danisha Rolle says this Magazine is geared towards women who love sports and watch sports television shows but do not pick up sports magazines. "I started this magazine with women in mind, but the magazine is for all sports enthusiast," says Rolle, who is wife to Samari Rolle, cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens.

SET Magazine will also launch their new website in conjunction with the release of the magazine. will feature more than what is in the magazine.


Friday, September 5, 2008

New State Magazine Launches in Texas

Departing from the "if it's negative, it's news" approach to magazines dedicated to Texas, Publisher Kelley Glick is putting her best boot forward with the launch of Texas Magazine on September 15, 2008. The new bi-monthly consumer magazine and its online version Texas Magazine Website Online - offer a fresh, positive perspective on the lifestyle, allure and essence of being Texan - by birth or adoption.

"We concentrate on the best aspects of life in Texas and the exceptional people, places and events that make Texas so vibrant," said Glick, publisher of Texas Magazine and founder of Blue Sky Publications, LLC. "We will explore the arts, culture, businesses, and creative endeavors in the state, plus include a dining guide, travel ideas and calendar of local events by city. And, we promise to make the magazine a good read."

Regular content from writers around the state includes: Artistically Yours introducing filmmakers, musicians and artists and their work; Business Case, exploring the latest business trends in the state and profiles of movers and shakers; Healthy Texan, highlighting the state's best places for health and activities for fitness; and, Portrait, profiling accomplished Texans.

Urban life will be a focus for the publication, with coverage dedicated to the major metropolitan areas -- Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. "But we will explore every part of Texas, and all kinds of events are welcomed -- as long as your zip code is in Texas," adds Glick.

The launch issue includes a profile of Gov. Rick Perry as author of his book On My Honor; a timely report on wind energy in Texas; an article on how Nolan Ryan and his two sons have brought minor league ball to Austin and Corpus Christi; a profile of one of the Lost Boys of Sudan who now lives in Plano; and, a portrait of urban life in the fast-growing city of Fort Worth. Glick also has applied for consumer magazine membership with the media auditing firm BPA Worldwide to track circulation, geographic coverage and ad pricing.