November 29, 2013
For a while now Bristol has been a great source of independent magazines, so it make sense for them to band together and form Bristol Independent Publishers. BIP will promote the many local magazines – Another Escape, Boneshaker, Cereal, Offlife… the full list is on their site.
Congratulations to all the winners at the UK Digital Magazine Awards earlier this week. Headline winners include Katachi, Top Gear and BBC Good Food…
…and to the winners at the CMA Awards, ie customer publishing. Big winner Audi.
Bauer Media announce new app-only magazine launch for women, The Debrief.
Five thoughts on what makes successful digital magazines.
Victoria Beckham guest-edits Paris Vogue, gets an exclusive interview with husband David.
Independent cycling mag Rouleur have a smart new website.
Bread is a PDF magazine about, um, bread, that is raising funds for a print edition.
Read my Eye Reputations interview with Vanity Fair creative director Chris Dixon.
The magCulture pop-up shop will be at next week’s Monocle Christmas Market, selling signed copies of ‘The Modern Magazine’ as well copies of My Favo(u)rite magazine, Gym Class Magazine and a range of recent magazines. December 7-8, Dorset Street London W1U 4EG.
October 22, 2013
‘Three years after Apple unveiled the iPad… tablets still account for… just 3.3 percent of total circulation.’ AdAge disects the iPad problem.
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter talks canoes and magazines on the Charlie Rose site; ‘Magazines are the perfect invention… the perfect medium for telling stories.’ Well worth the 20+ mins video (thanks Chris).
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of John Carpenter’s movie ‘They Live’, a Swiss publisher has recreated the featured Obey magazine. More on CRBlog.
New York magazine said to to be considering going fortnightly.
I’ll be talking about my book ‘The Modern Magazine’ at two of my favourite European magazine stores – Do You Read Me? (Berlin) on 7 November, and Atheneaum Newscentrium (Amsterdam) on 21 November. Details to follow.
Plus – next Printout coming up at the end of November, with a great line-up of speakers. News very soon.
Wave goodbye to the International Herald Tribune – so hello to the International New York Times.
Meanwhile Columbia Journalism Review takes a close up look at the Guardian’s finances and predicts a paywall future.
US Esquire editor discusses how his audience has changed over his 16 years.
I still dream of stumbling across an original copy of one of the Dada magazines. Until that happens, here’s the full content of edition one of Cabaret Voltaire…
…and here’s the entire launch edition of Just Seventeen.
SPD has listed some of the recent online experiments with the presentation of longform writing.
October 8, 2013
A great New Yorker piece by Ken Auletta about The Guardian’s financial problems and quest for international status via NSA revelations.
In London? See the AOI Illustration Awards Show at Somerset House until October 27.
Monocle’s Tyler Brulé talks to Bloomberg TV about making print profitable.
Mr Magazine records the year’s 591 (US) magazine launches, notes rise of b**kazines (like the concept, hate that name).
Publisher confirms posthumous publication of Michael Hastings book about life as a magazine intern.
New magazine: ThisIsPaper builds on its web presence with a new print mag.
Photograph Oroma Elewa / Brooklyn NY
This week the fourth edition of iPad magazine Letter to Jane is released. The first three editions were edited, designed and coded by Tim Moore from Portland, Oregon. He’s now moved to Manhattan to work with iPad app start-up 29th Street Publishing, from where he looks ahead at his week.
Nick Carson spent several years at 4Talent, Channel 4’s creative industries development hub, where among other things he produced an annual creative awards scheme and launched their first print magazine. He left in 2009 to edit Future’s design title Computer Arts Projects, before launching sister publication Computer Arts Collection in 2011 – notable for its ‘magaziney-ness’. He now oversees all the CA publications and iPad apps. Here he talks us through those many channels as he looks ahead at his week.
Hearst UK CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine comes out in favour of quality over quantity, ‘I’d rather have an ABC decrease because we are publishing at capacity of selling good magazines, with a solid type of readership, rather than bulk or pricing push.’
The Evening Edition presents an online bite-size news overview written locally by actual journalists.
London and Manchester’s Magma magazine and book store owner falls out with Offscreen publisher over unpaid bills. A depressing spectacle that highlights the narrow margins in independent publishing.
September 4, 2013
The next Printout takes a place next week – Wednesday 11 September. Details here.
Wired experiments with a Snowfall-style online version of current print feature Station to Station.
Wallpaper* have a smart new website: smoother, faster, better.
David Hieatt shares his ten magazine theories; ‘If you subscribe to a magazine, you have to find one article each time that you want to scrapbook. If you go 3 editions without finding an article worth Scrapbooking, you should un-subscribe.’
Daft magazine storage concept – the chairack.
UK Esquire launches a weekly app to fill the spaces between the monthly print edition.
The Internet Archive has a great online resource for old magazines.
New magazine Digest deserves a closer look. More soon.
This year’s MagFest in Edinburgh is confirmed for September 11, with star speaker Mike Soutar.
Also in Edinburgh, an exhibition of Condé Nast archive photography at the City Art Centre, June 15 – September 8.
Just in time for the new season – The White Line is another new football mag.
David Hepworth as on the money as ever, this time re magazine apps.
The Onion pinpointed the death of print as having taken place last Thursday. Read their obituary.
Letter to Jane’s Tim Moore interviewed by Industry Faces, ‘We’re going to see new ideas in print and cross cultures coming together.’
Port interviews Sara Cwynar about her different roles as an artist and as art director at the New York Times Magazine.
‘Five things to consider when creating a magazine app.’ A reminder there are many similarities between print and digital.
The Beano has a new set of brand guidelines, designed by Wayne Hemingway.