Wooden Horse Monday Round-Up

Canadian custom publisher Redwood Communications (CAA, LIFE & HOME, KRAFT FOOD & FAMILY) has changed its name to Totem Communications Group.  The company will remain a unit of Transcontinental Media….

STYLE AT HOME has a new editor-in-chief, Erin McLaughlin, mclaughlin@homeandcountry.ca

1TO1 MAGAZINE has ended its print edition but will continue online.  The online magazine, which covers customer relations management and is geared toward CEOs, top managers, executives and other decision-makers, will launch in February…

US printer Quad/Graphics has acquired Canadian printer Worldcolor, formerly Quebecor, making the combination the second largest North American printer after Chicago-based RR Donnelley & Sons.  The deal was reportedly worth $1.3 billion.  Quad/Graphics’ prints ROLLING STONE and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Worldcolor’s clients include GQ and NEWSWEEK…

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK has announced the acquisition of two new superstar editors: Former FORTUNE managing editor Eric Pooley and NEW YORK magazine editorial director Hugo Lindgren…

SHERMAN’S TRAVEL will be distributed with the national newspaper USA Today to selected US hotel rooms.  In the second half of 2010, the magazine will distribute 75,000 copies of its fall and winter editions, increasing total circulation 38% to almost 450,000…

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN and VETERINARY FORUM magazines have halted their print editions and are producing content online only.  The first online editions will launch in February…

MYBUSINESS will relaunch in March by a new owner, Imagination Publishing and a new top editor, Simona Covel…

PASSPORT will increase frequency from eight to nine issues per year, based on an encouraging 32% lift in ad revenue…

Publisher Reader’s Digest Association (READER’S DIGEST, EVERYDAY WITH RACHAEL RAY, TASTE OF HOME) will have emerged from bankruptcy on Monday after having lightened its debt load to $525 million from $2.2 billion.  However, per nypost.com, “S&P is giving the new debt a rather lackluster B rating,” partially because of the “outmoded nature of the Reader’s Digest flagship magazine.”…

SAN JOSE magazine, folded in 2008, is scheduled to be relaunched in early 2010 by new owner Ziyak Media Group (BERKSHIRE LIVING) and with a circulation of 30,000.  The magazine is undergoing an extensive redesign…

SCHOLASTIC PARENT & CHILD is adding celebrity covers and celebrity content from such well-known experts as financial guru Suze Orman and new talk show host and the director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Mehmet Oz MD, aka Dr Oz…

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