Arizonans will learn to live, work and play green in new magazine

GREEN LIVING AZ Magazine launched this month.  It’s a monthly, eco-conscious lifestyle magazine whose mission is “To educate our readership through a positive lens about simple green solutions and options for our daily lives and our ability to decrease our environmental impact.”

The content is focused into three sections: Live Green, Work Green and Play Green.  Green Living AZ will highlight the latest green news, sustainable business practices, products, art, beauty, wellness and home trends.  “Green Living AZ is designed to empower our readers with new ideas and inspirations, using nature’s resources to lead a more sustainable life,” said Tishin Donkersley, Editor-In-Chief.  “Our goal is to provide a content-driven magazine focused on raising awareness and consciousness of the green evolution by providing credible, creative and consistent material that will educate readers about real solutions and entertain them along the way.”

Living up to its name, Green Living AZ is a green publication printed on recycled, post-consumer-waste paper, using soy-based inks and no UV-coating.

It was created by long-time Valley publisher John Stacy and Dorlissa Morales, who has been a publisher in Tucson for the past 12 years and serves as Associate Publisher of the magazine.  Those interested in advertising or suggesting editorial content for the magazine can receive more information by sending an email to

The magazine’s debut issue is available at a variety of locations throughout the state, including popular stores Whole Foods, AJ’s Fine Foods, Fresh & Easy and Sunflower Farmer’s Market.  Monthly subscriptions are available for $39 per year and proceeds from each subscription will be given back to the community (visit the website for more information.)

Newsletter grows to magazine for local business women

MCABW Magazine is a new quarterly magazine launched by the Montgomery County Association of Business Women.

MCABW Founder and Executive Director Carol Gooch told that the 20-page glossy grew from a four-page newsletter when the organization was created in 2005.  Articles target women in business and cover a wide variety of areas, including finances, emotional and physical health and fashion.

It is available at Greater Montgomery County Chambers of Commerce and online at

Gonzaga University redesigns alumni magazine

GONZAGA Magazine is the new quarterly online and print publication from Gonzaga University, replacing the retired Gonzaga Quarterly.

“Gonzaga’s marketing & communications team has retired Gonzaga Quarterly, while retaining its most popular elements in the new magazine.  Alumnus Lou Maxon (’96) led the redesign,” it says on the magazine’s website.

The online version features web extras, interactive features, a RSS feed and the opportunity to leave comments using its blog format.  News and features are in The Wall section, including new initiatives on campus and profiles of students, alumni and faculty.  Off Campus features news of friends, classmates and alumni.

Gonzaga Magazine will publish four times a year and will be available digitally on the University website.

Alberta town gets own women’s magazine

McMURRAY GIRL, a Canadian magazine for the northern oil city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is set to launch this fall.

Geared towards local women ages of 18 to 40, the monthly magazine offers a well-rounded mix of articles, interviews, commentaries, games, recipes, reviews on hot spots and social news.

Published by Gett Creative Inc, the free magazine will be distributed in select shops around the city.  Contact Publisher Kyla Getty,, for more information.

Publisher Hachette speeds towards future with new name

Publisher Hachette Filipacchi Media US (ELLE, WOMAN’S DAY, ROAD & TRACK) is changing its name to HFMUS and adopting a forward-slanting logo to associate its name with speed and innovation.

“It’s more symbolic than anything else,” Alain Lemarchand, president/CEO of Hachette, said in an interview with “It’s a reflection of the new spirit, or new culture, the evolution we want to be part of, the speed required to achieve these innovations.”

Venerable movie trade publication goes glam

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is going big, starting next month.  It will now be a glossy, large-format weekly magazine starting next month, reports the New York Times.  Content will be a mix of analytical, feature articles and photo spreads.

The price will increase to $5.99 for the weekly, up from $2.99 for the original daily, and publisher e5 Global Media plans on going on a hiring spree and increasing circulation.

NYT also reports THR’s website has been redesigned, with emphasis on breaking news, and that the daily print edition will now be a daily PDF file.  Richard Beckman, chief executive of e5 Global Media, also told NYT he’s going after more advertising dollars beginning with beauty, fashion, consumer electronics and liquor.

Fact-based health finally available in local book stores

RADIUS, an independent consumer magazine for health conscious readers of age forty-five and older, will finally be available in bookstores.  Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million across the US are now carrying the magazine on their shelves.

Every medical article in the publication is written by physicians in laymen terms in an easy-to-read format.  “I was tired of reading headlines that touted losing huge amounts of weight in short amounts of time,” said Dr. Dev Brar, publisher of Radius.  “That type of information is either not factual or harmful to one’s health.  Headlines like those may sell magazines, but we want to sell health…quality health.”  The magazine is packed with lifestyle articles about travel, pets, finances, fitness, recipes, and gardening.

Now, consumers have a choice of health advice in their local Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million stores.

San Louis Obispo gets own magazine

SAN LOUIE is a new quarterly magazine created by San Luis Obispo, CA residents who are, “invested in the community and its cultural well-being.”

According to the editors, the magazine is for, “people who love to read but also appreciate the respite of a provocative illustration or beautifully rendered map.  San Louie explores the cultural, artistic and scientific goings-on relevant to San Luis Obispo while paying homage to its rich past.  We respect our readers and hold dear the belief that small towns cater to big minds.”

Available in print and online, the editors posted a call for Issue 2 reader submissions at

Editor and founder is Ashley Schwellenbach; Art Directors and founders are Cate Trujillo and Mignon Khargie and the Editorial Assistant for Issue 1 was Tim Miller.  Their email is

Tide brings in first issue of regional surfing magazine

GHETTO JUICE debuted at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA and is a free Newport Beach-based magazine dedicated to the area’s surfer community.  It is published by surf industry veterans Skip Snead (former editor of Surfing Magazine) and Joe McElroy (former art director for Surfer magazine).

Snead originally launched the magazine in black-and-white in 1992.  It only lasted a few months before Snead returned to corporate surfing magazines.  This reincarnation of the magazine is much different, sporting a hot pink cover.

“We want to be the voice of Orange County surfing,” Snead told the Daily Pilot newspaper.

Ghetto Juice will be distributed at local surf shops throughout Orange County.

New magazine for web-processing, converting and finishing industry

CONVERTING QUARTERLY is a new technical publication and website for the web-processing, converting and finishing industry.  Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Mark Spaulding (The Converting Curmudgeon blog) said the first print issue, scheduled to mail in February 2011, will have a circulation of 15,000.

“Converting Quarterly will be distributed to converting professionals engaged in the web-processing technologies of solution, extrusion and vacuum coating; laminating; film manufacturing; flexographic and gravure printing; slitting; sheeting and other finishing methods.  Each issue will include technical Q&A columns and 8-12 technical-journal articles on web-handling, coating/laminating and finishing processes and products,” Spaulding added.

The website,, will also be a channel from the AIMCAL website.  Spaulding said a weekly e-Newsletter, CONVERTING QUARTERLY E-NEWS, will begin distribution soon, emailing to an initial audience of 7,500 readers.

Free subscriptions to both the print and digital editions of Converting Quarterly as well as the weekly e-newsletter are available to qualified readers.  Submit editorial materials to the AIMCAL office, or Spaulding at