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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



July 31 (Bloomberg) –- Hearst Magazines President David Carey and Marketing President Michael Clinton discuss increasing advertising revenue, print innovation and investing in digital. They speak on “Market Makers.” Continue to video

WESSENDEN briefing  No. 173, July 2014 contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The US magazine business is facing a double whammy of relentlessly falling newsstand sales and a supply chain which continues to teeter on the edge of collapse (see "consolidation in US wholesaling": Page 7).  The dire situation prompted an article from Jay Annis of specialist publisher Taunton Press, which was recently published in The New Single Copy and which touches on a number of issues which have some echoes here in the UK as Jay looks at two questions... Continue reading

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