Canadian Publishing Industry News
7 April 2018,     DES MOINES

Time Magazine up for Sale

Up for Sale
Up for Sale
Time Magazine, Fortune and Sports Illustrated are up for sale. Meredith Corporation that bought the magazine division from Time Warner last year for $1.8 billion last year. These titles  have male dominated audiences do  not appear to fit with Meredith female titles such as Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Martha Stewart Living.Meredith  plans to keep other  titles such as People, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle.

7 April 2018,     TORONTO

Ontario Magazine Fund Deadline is May 31st

Funding for Independent Ontario Magazines
Funding for Independent Ontario Magazines
The Ontario Magazine Fund supports the business development of independent Ontario-based magazine publishers. Funds are provided to assist in the growth of these businesses through the creation and implementation of new strategic initiatives that enable publishers to achieve business development and/or marketing objectives.
Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $75,000, depending on eligible sales revenue, capped at 75% of the total project budget.

1 April 2018,     TORONTO

Rogers Sell Stake in Texture subscription service

200 magazines on-line
200 magazines on-line
 Apple Inc is buying Texture, the digital subscription service claimed to be the Netflix of magazines. For  $10 to $15  monthly fee Texture allows subscribers to read over 200 titles ( thirty four are Canadian)  on-line. Texture is owned by Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith and Rogers Communications. Apple has increased to about $8.5 billion  earnings from services such as movies, music streaming and apps. 

24 February 2018,     TORONTO

School Boards attack Copyright Fees

Publishers receive copyright fees through Access Copyright
Publishers receive copyright fees through Access Copyright
The school boards in Ontario and the Ministries of Education for all the provinces and territories (except  British Columbia and Quebec) filed an action against Access Copyright. The claim states that the K-12 educational sector overpaid fees for the copying of published works and seeks the return of those fees.   The Copyright Board of Canada is a federal body responsible for establishing the royalties to be paid through mandatory tariffs for the use of copyright protected works in specific sectors, including education.

17 February 2018,     NEW BRUNSWICK

PETS Magazine Launches First Edition of Newsletter

Newsletter for Veterinarians Clients
Newsletter for Veterinarians Clients
The newsletter will be used to build awareness of the magazine by previewing  upcoming issues, describe how Canadian veterinarians and technicians can contribute editorial content or simply recommend future topics that would benefit pet owners. Pets Magazine will offer promo codes exclusive to  veterinary subscribers for their clients to be able to take advantage of special offers and discounts from advertisers who support the magazine.

6 February 2018,     MONTREAL

Pierre Marcoux Appointed President of TC Media

Pierre Marcoux new President of TC Media
Pierre Marcoux new President of TC Media
 TC Transcontinental, has announce the appointment of Pierre Marcoux as President of the Media Sector. TC Media is the specialty media devision of TC Transcontinaental , with  brands in the business, finance and construction sectors, including an event planning component. TC Media is also  the largest publisher of French-language educational resources in the country. As part of its transformation, TC Transcontinental has refocused its Media Sector activities on these key segments, identified as having the most potential for growth and development.

3 February 2018,    

Editors' Choice Awards

 
The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is looking for the best work of 2017 by Canadian magazine editors. The Editors’ Choice Awards, presented by CSME, honour and celebrate the high-quality work of editors within the Canadian magazine industry.
 Enter your magazine by 4:30 p.m., Fri., March 2, 2018,

24 January 2018,     TORONTO

Weddingbells Unveils Bridal Trends Guide

Latest issue on newsstands
Latest issue on newsstands
Weddingbells and MARIAGE Québec have unveiled the biggest bridal trends of 2018 in their latest annual Trends Guide. Weddingbells’ Wedding Trends Guide provides insight into this year’s most popular and inspirational décor, desserts, florals, jewellery and style.  Newest crazes include black bouquets, bowed dresses, celestial accessories, Gen-Z Yellow décor, unexpected pink and red colour schemes, and whimsical rainbow crêpe cakes

16 January 2018,     TORONTO

Retail Magazines Sales Study Released

 

Retail Magazine Sales Remain Strong
Retail Magazine Sales Remain Strong
A new national survey of shoppers and retailers conducted for Magazines Canada found that Canadians of all ages enjoy browsing for and buying magazines on shopping trips. The study shows that actual consumer behaviour around magazine reading and buying makes a compelling business case for magazines at retail. Retail stores that have maintained magazine space and selection report that they have maintained sales. 

11 January 2018,     TORONTO

Today's Bride Sold to Newcom

 

 
Newcom Media Inc. (formerly Newcom Business Media Inc.) acquired Today’s Bride and its related titles from Family Communications Inc. This represents the first foray into the consumer world for Newcom .Don Swinburne and Brian Baker were looking to retire and sold their Parenting division to the staff. "I felt that the Bridal industry is as low-risk as you’re going to get in terms of entering a new market,” said Joe Glionna, President, Newcom. “We changed our name, removing “business” about a month ago . I’ve got to start thinking about selling newsstand copies.

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