Sunday, November 2, 2008

Road Bike Action Magazine will expand to nine issues

Road Bike Action will have a fresh copy out to readers every 30 days starting with the 2009 Tour of California issue and then for the following six months, to be followed by three bi-monthly issues in the fall.

The magazine's expansion to nine issues in 2009 is a testament to Road Bike Action Magazine's commitment not only to its readers but also to its loyal advertisers. These additional issues will support the increase in demand for Road Bike Action Magazine and take advantage of the aggressive push that its new distributor, Curtis Circulation Company (the largest distributor of magazines in the U.S. and Canada), has put in place with Road Bike Action.

Road Bike Magazine's newsstand growth is exceeding all projections, and Curtis has just increased the number of newsstand outlets displaying RBA by another 25-percent, beginning with the January 2009 issue (which is printing this week). The magazine's paid subscriber base has exceeded 10,000 copies, with a very high percentage of renewal subscriptions.


Southern Living and Cottage Living Magazines Appoint New Editors In Chief

Southern Progress Corporation announced today that Cottage Living Vice President and Editor in Chief Eleanor Griffin has been named vice president and editor in chief of its flagship title, Southern Living. Lindsay Bierman, founding executive editor of Cottage Living, has been promoted to vice president and editor in chief upon Griffin's departure.

Griffin succeeds longtime Southern Living Vice President and Editor in Chief John A. Floyd Jr., who announced his intention to retire at the end of the year after 18 years as editor in chief and 31 years with the company.

Southern Living currently is the seventh largest monthly consumer magazine in the U.S., with more than 16 million readers. Griffin will be the title's fourth editor in chief since its 1966 launch and the first female to hold the position.