Industry News

By MagNet

The newsstand magazine business "recovered" somewhat in the fourth quarter of 2014, following the demise of Source Interlink Distribution at the end of May, which significantly impacted second and third quarter magazine sales at newsstand. Second half 2014 dollar sales across all titles declined at a similar rate as the audited titles, about 14.2%.  Continue reading

By Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni

It does not take a genius to know that there is no magazine media without magazines and if I may add, there are no magazines without ink on paper. Inherent in the definition of the word magazine since 1731, is the fact that it is a printed bound product made from ink and paper.

Magazines were never referred to as such because of the fact that they are ink on paper publications. The name magazine was a descriptive adjective of a collective printed experience that did not need to be identified by the process of printing or the smell of the ink.  Continue reading

Distripress strongly condemned the murderous attack on the offices of French satirical publisher Charlie Hebdo in Paris in a statement last week.
"We join the global outrage at this atrocity and see this as not only being a brutal and cowardly act against the French publisher and its innocent staff but as an attack on freedom of the press generally. Distripress members want to express their shock at this barbaric act and to send their sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families" said Distripress President Carine Nevejans.

Please visit the website to read more about the real power of the printed press... and how  Continue reading

The Agenda takes on Canadian magazines

Monday, 22 December 2014 15:33

With so much content moving online, can magazines still make a case for their existence? The Agenda hears from leading magazine editors as to the viability of their publications.

Anything Can Happen at a Magazine Stand

Thursday, 11 December 2014 14:52

Magazines Canada | Date December 3, 2014 Categories Circulation |    Videos

Can one minute at a magazine stand tell you enough about someone that you could skip the first date?

Can telling a magazine story by video create a bigger buzz in the marketplace?

by Barbara Sax, Progressive Grocer, October 2014

Like beverages and confectionery, magazines are a profit center for front end checkout. In-line, the category also delivers for super- markets, with even more potential when grocers do more with it.  Continue reading

Sept. 17, 2014 - IPDA (International Periodical Distributors of America) members attended a day-long sales-oriented industry meeting focused on actionable insights in the sales equation.

By Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni

Often when the world thinks of successful magazines its first mental vision are of titles such as Cosmopolitan, People or Better Homes & Gardens. Granted, those are all very prestigious and popular magazines and certainly can be described as successful.  Continue reading

By Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni

The first book I read when I arrived in the United States in 1978, as a graduate student, was Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise by Robert T. Elson. Joe Ripp, current CEO of Time Inc. is reading the same book now. Not that he needs to, but it is a very good refresher history into the ins and outs of a company that was, is and always will be more than “just a magazine company.”  Continue reading

By Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni

“I’m most concerned with the store level conditions in merchandising. That’s where the rubber meets the road in execution. We can come up with these great ideas, but if they’re not executed at the store level, it doesn’t really matter.” Will Michalopoulos  Continue reading

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