Sunday, October 26, 2008

UberDrive Magazine Premiere Issue Released

Donald G. Roy, Managing Editor of UberDrive Magazine, announced today the release of the Premiere issue of the new digital magazine for automotive enthusiasts everywhere.

Available online in a flipbook format, or as a downloadable PDF file, UberDrive Magazine brings a unique perspective for automotive enthusiasts, regardless of the make, model or type of vehicle they own - or the number of wheels on it for that matter.

The Premiere Issue of UberDrive Magazine presents 104 pages of Adventures for the Automotive Enthusiast. Hot rides, interesting destinations, contemporary technology and coming developments will be regularly covered in each issue. Even before the release of the Premiere Issue, new contributors have been lining up to provide interesting and engaging content for future issues. For the first three issues, the magazine will be released on a bi-monthly basis. It is planned that after this, the publication will go onto a monthly release schedule.


Black Health Magazine

Curtis Circulation Company, LLC will launch BLACK HEALTH (01124) nationally and internationally, published by Household Publishing & Enterprises, Inc. on November 4, 2008.

Black Health Magazine, a bimonthly healthy living publication, strives to empower African Americans with the information they need to make holistic, healthy lifestyle choices. While medical healthcare is one of the primary concerns of Black Health Magazine, the publication also addresses the physical, nutritional, beauty, financial, emotional and mental care of its readers.

The premier newsstand issue of Black Health Magazine will go on-sale both nationally and internationally November 4, 2008 (December's issue). This issue features the recording artists Mary, Mary's balance between work, family, entertainment, beauty and health.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Significant Living Acquires Today's Christian Magazine

Significant Living is pleased and honored to join Christianity Today International in announcing the transition of the publication Today's Christian magazine to Significant Living's Today's Christian. The new publication will launch in January 2009 featuring a new larger full-size magazine format, beautiful layouts and photography, informational articles and inspiring stories of faith. It will feature Christian celebrities and their stories, sports figures, well-known public personalities and those prominent in Christian ministries. In addition it will feature "everyday heroes" outstanding examples of ordinary people living significant, extraordinary lives. "We believe our readers will be delighted with our magazine, the premier publication of its kind." says Jerry Rose, President of Significant Living and Total Living International.

Significant Living's Today's Christian is a faith based magazine focused on those in midlife and beyond showcasing feature writers such as Walt Larimore, Jane Rubietta, Rebekah Montgomery, and more. Cover stories have featured Christian profiles such as singers Brenda Lee, Bill and Gloria Gaither, former Governor Mike Huckabee, former NFL star and all-pro Mike Singletary, Astronaut Charlie Duke, Actor Gavin McLeod, and speakers and authors Joni Eareckson Tada, and Pam Christensen.

Significant Living is an organization with a mission to empower readers and members to live with Christ-like vitality and to celebrate life and faith in every season of life. Rose states, "We want to encourage others to make their relationship with Christ their most important priority. Our magazine and organization will inform and inspire you along this journey." To learn more about Significant Living, visit their website at

Reader's Digest Association to Publish 50,000 Original Articles Online at (HSW), the Web site famous for its easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works, and The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA) announced a strategic partnership in which RDA will contribute 50,000 articles to the HSW Web site over five years. In RDA's first large-scale digital partnership, HSW will be the exclusive English-language online publisher of these articles in many popular categories including home and garden, science and nature, lifestyle, and how-to reference content, such as sleeping better and reducing stress. Until now, this material has only been available in print.'s quality content is highly ranked by the world's leading search engines, attracting an audience of approximately 15 million unique users each month. The addition of the RDA articles to established categories within HSW will create unique and compelling opportunities for advertisers, who can now easily reach groups of engaged consumers interested in areas such as DIY and home and garden topics. This partnership also represents a new revenue stream for the RDA articles, which, now available in their online format, will be able to attract new advertisers.

By adding RDA content, known worldwide for its combination of quality and personality, HSW is continuing to expand its portfolio of expert information and to enhance the user experience. Recently, HSW has contextually integrated thousands of engaging and relevant video clips drawn from Discovery Communications' vast video library to provide information-seeking consumers with a rich, multimedia experience. Now, consumers will be able to read HSW and Reader's Digest Association articles about everything from remodeling your kitchen to growing an organic garden to setting up a home wireless network, augmented with video clips from the Discovery family of networks. ( is an online source of
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Magazine: FutureClaw Magazine

The latest trends in fashion and art intersect in FutureClaw, a new large-format quarterly publication devoted to visual stories. FutureClaw magazine premieres with over 200 pages of fashion and art editorials on beautifully printed, colorful 12" x 15" glossy paper. With a Fall 2008 cover fashion story featuring Martina, photographed by Kristiina Wilson, a feature story on artist Steven Harrington, and additional story contributions by PictureBox publisher Dan Nadel, and Deitch Projects director Kathy Grayson, FutureClaw represents the vanguard of creative culture.


AOL Launches New Digital City Website

AOL announced the launch of Digital City,, a new, magazine-style site that enables readers to stay on top of the latest entertainment trends and stories from around the world. Digital City takes a new approach to geo-blogging by showcasing original content with a local slant, but global appeal.

In addition to daily posts on topics ranging from the arts to fall festivities, Digital City has weekly features focusing on news and trends in entertainment, concerts, nightlife and dining. The monthly blogazine "Drink World" is devoted to the global culture of drinking.

"We’re excited to launch Digital City and to continue our legacy of providing consumers with compelling local entertainment information" said Chris Spanos, General Manager of AOL Local. "From the serious to the irreverent, Digital City is sure to inform and entertain readers"


Friday, October 10, 2008

Veteran Travel Writers Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman Bring Their Expertise to Travel & History Magazine

Noted travel writers Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman will bring their travel expertise to OldWestNewWest.Com Travel & History Magazine starting with the e-Zine's October issue, Mike Harris, publisher, announced today, saying that the two experts will provide expanded coverage of travel news and adventures happening in the West.

"Paul will serve as our magazine's travel editor, and Elizabeth will take on the job of overseeing and directing our online audio/video content," Harris said, "and I couldn't be happier to make this announcement. Of course, the real beneficiaries of Paul and Elizabeth's coming on board will be our readers, who will tap into some of the best travel advice, tips and story-telling being offered up today."

Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman have been professional journalists and broadcasters specializing in travel since the days when flying was fun, Harris added. Their travel reports are heard daily on American Forces Radio in more than 170 countries as well as at (

Paul and Elizabeth are the regular travel columnists for Westways, the magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California. It is the single most influential travel publication in Southern California.

Elizabeth is the travel editor of Westways and editor of Hawai'i Westways. Elizabeth also is the consulting travel editor for Texas Journey and New Mexico Journey. The two have traveled much of the world but their first love has always been the West and the stories and scenery that make it endlessly fascinating, the couple said.

Paul and Elizabeth's best-selling book, Honeymoons: A Romantic Travel Guide is the winner of a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. Another book on romantic getaways in the West is in development. They are married and live in Southern California.

The e-Zine will be adding more audio and video features, and Elizabeth will help direct the travel content, Harris said. Additionally, one of their immediate assignments will be to develop a weekly blog called "On Travel in the West." They will answer reader questions about what to see and do in the West.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Magazine: Xtra Pair of Hands

Xtra Pair of Hands, The Magazine will debut as a monthly publication catering exclusively to the Personal and Corporate Concierge Industry. The Magazine will provide insight and resources to the concierge industry and to those looking to work in the industry as a Personal Assistant.

The free publication of 50,000 copies will be home delivered and distributed monthly throughout the Metro Atlanta area to upscale hotels, malls, restaurants, corporate executives, personal assistants and over 100 independent newsstands throughout the city.

Lelia Mack-Balenciada is editor-in-chief.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Vita magazine hits the stands

Transcontinental Media has launched the first issue of Vita magazine. Vita, like its successful English counterpart More, creates content that is relevant to French-Canadian women in their forties. A launch event will take place in Montreal this evening with spokesperson Dominique Bertrand, Quebec personality, as well as the musical group The Lost Fingers.

As previously announced, Vita will be headed by Sylvie Poirier, formerly editor-in-chief of ELLE QUEBEC, a Transcontinental publication she was part of for seven years. Chantal Ares is the art director at Vita.


Niche Media Launches Michigan Avenue Magazine

Michigan Avenue Magazine, the most talked about launch in Chicago, and the most successful launch in Niche Media history, will be hitting shelves today. The 360-page premiere issue featuring Chicago's hometown supermodel Cindy Crawford, will be followed by a Holiday issue, and then ten issues in 2009.

The magazine has exceeded all expectations with over $3 million in sales amassed over the last six months.

Michigan Avenue Magazine celebrates the lifestyles and passions of Chicago's most affluent and sophisticated readers. High-impact covers and witty, intelligent editorial content will include features and interviews, fashion stories, an inside-look with celebrity contributors, product and accessories trends, home design, art, restaurants, theatre, entertainment, and photos of the people and places that make Chicago so special.