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Unfortunately, once again the MagNet report indicates that the single copy is facing another crisis. Unit sales are down 10.2% and dollars are down 7.6%. Yet, as MagNet reports, the top 100 titles contributed significantly to that decline.

The story isn’t that bad for titles that rank 100 to 1,000. According to the report: “In aggregate, the group of titles ranked between 100 and 1,000 actually increased in sales during the fourth quarter 2015 when compared to the sales of titles that fell within the same segment during fourth quarter 2014.”  Continue reading

New York, NY – March 8, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced they will be continuing and expanding their partnership with Make:, publisher of Make: magazine and producer of Maker Faire, to build on the huge success of last year’s inaugural retail Mini Maker Faire. The retail partnership highlights both companies ongoing commitment to advancing tech literacy and bringing awareness to the Maker Movement, with special events, experiences and promotions throughout the year, all culminating in the second annual retail Mini Maker Faire in November. Barnes & Noble’s second Mini Maker Faire will once again deliver authentic, credible experiences that Maker Faire attendees have historically come to expect; all the while introducing, educating and engaging others to what the Maker Movement is all about.  Continue reading

By Jenny Shank
December 28, 2015

In the 17 years following the introduction of e-book readers in 1998, digital reading has brought about enormous changes in the bookselling, publishing, and reading landscapes. Although it looked like the e-book tide was going to continue rolling in, this year the momentum of e-books, particularly among those produced by major publishers, seemed to slow. Old-fashioned print reading showed signs of resurgence. Mark Zuckerberg introduced a reading group that didn’t make much of a splash. Self-publishing continued to surge, which led to some growing pains as Amazon tweaked how some indie authors would be paid. Finally, an old-fashioned format, the email newsletter, continues to enjoy newfound popularity.  Continue reading

On behalf of the Distripress Executive Committee I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Jones as Distripress Managing Director from January 1st 2016.

Fighting Back With Facts

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 15:12

By Jerry Lynch, President, IPDA

For more specifics, I refer you to the summary item in today's [11.30.15] IPDA Daily News, which includes links to Food Business and Chicago Tribune articles about Mars' "insights."
The unstated but nevertheless clear objective is to position some of its consumer research findings as the basis for increasing retail display space for (you guessed it) candy and gum.
Mars Inc., owners of the Mars and Wrigley candy and gum brands, recently launched a media push. The stated objective is to increase sales of impulse items.

For our purposes here, suffice it to say that a couple of Mars' core points are both valid and obvious. One is that while the checkout remains the biggest impulse-sale area, consumers are also now checking out in pharmacy and other store departments, as well as on their mobile devices. Also, click-and-collect grocery buying will reduce trips into stores (and impulse-buy opportunities) over time. In short, there are more, as Mars calls them, "transaction zones," and it makes sense to try to increase the sales of impulse items in all of these areas.  Continue reading

Distripress – Managing Director – Announcement

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 17:57

Distripress is a leading trade association for the promotion of the global circulation of the press representing the publishers and distributors of press products in both domestic and international markets.

Distripress is looking for a heavyweight self-motivated Managing Director based in London to develop and manage the association as well as to represent the association with all internal and external stakeholders. The Managing Director is reporting to elected President and non-executive Board, the Distripress Executive Committee.  Continue reading

Hearst Managers/PBAA Board Members help launch Hearst newsstand initiatives - Will Michalopoulos (Fashion To Go) and Allison Fleming (MagMobile)

By Emma Bazilian, Adweek
In an effort to promote its all-important September fashion issues, Hearst is taking its consumer marketing strategy to the streets—literally. This morning, the publisher is debuting the "MagMobile," (click here for schedule) a roving newsstand selling copies of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen in and around New York City.  Continue reading

Through an array of innovative and targeted marketing strategies since 1990, Presse Commerce Corporation has become proficient in the sale of printed products. Even though we are a key figure in the magazine industry, our proficiency extends to other quality products such as toys and books. With over 20 years of expertise in the industry, we have established our reputation through various marketing initiatives and merchandising ventures. We offer a controlled and favorable environment for all kinds of purchases. Reliable and enthusiastic customer service is what keeps our clients coming back day after day, week after week. Our employees are fully dedicated and will track down the magazine or product that is best suited for you.  Continue reading

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

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