A New Canadian MANual

THE BOOK FOR MEN, a new Canadian publication, launched last week in Toronto.  The bi-annual magazine, produced by custom publisher by Contempo Media, is targeted at Canadian men interested in fashion, apparel, electronics, automobiles, accessories, timepieces, information and advice.

The 198-page, perfect bound edition will be the first of a series aimed at creating “an encyclopedia of enduring trends, quality products, sage advice and helpful information,” according to Editor Michael La Fave.  Also included in the magazine will be a special 32-page MANual filled with tips, tricks and advice to help men loot and feel better.

The publisher, Contempo Media, also publishes SHARP magazine and TIME & STYLE.  The Book for Men is edited by Michael La Fave, Michael.LaFave@contempomedia.ca.

Double launch proves to be mobile

Canadian MOBILE DEVELOPER MAGAZINE launched this month.  At the same time, its online sister MOBILE MAGAZINE announced it will be heading to print in December.  Both publications are products of Mobile News Media Network Corporation (MN2) founded by Fabrizio Pilato.

MOBILE DEVELOPER MAGAZINE is an industry trade publication targeted to mobile developers.  The bi-monthly magazine will cover tips and tricks, product reviews and features, coding tutorials, security advisories, features from industry experts and the latest in hardware and software developing technology.

MOBILE MAGAZINE will continue reporting on portable consumer electronics and technologies for mobile and technology enthusiasts but a print edition will now be available to subscribers.

For more information contact Fabrizio Pilato, contact@mobilenewsmedia.net.

Another southern California magazine targets affluents

BASK MAGAZINE is a new upscale quarterly lifestyle magazine covering southern California.  It is set to debut in November.

The editorial will cover home, eco-minded living, style, restaurants, travel, culture, the good life, charitable events, society for “cultured, well-read and well-traveled” men and women, ages 35-60.

Planned distribution is 150,000 to affluent readers in coastal Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego.  It will be available by subscription, in newsstands, and in shops, hotels, spas and other high-end locations throughout their reading area.

Bask is co-founded and published by Jolie Adams and recently appointed Carrie Williams as editor-in-chief.  Contact them at (949) 478-7878; Fax: (949) 478-7978.  At this time their website is their media kit.

Defunct Sunday newspaper insert resurrected as quarterly

SUN MAGAZINE has been revived as a quarterly print magazine.  Published by the Baltimore Sun newspaper, it was a weekly magazine until the 1990s.

Sun debuted in 1946 as a “picture magazine with an idea.  The idea is PEOPLE,” said Editor Mary J. Corey, mary.corey@baltsun.com, in her Editor’s Note.

“Fourteen years after its ‘final issue,’ the magazine is back,” Corey added.  “This version, a quarterly, remains true to the spirit that formed it but is firmly pointed toward the future.  That means an online gallery lets you visually visit Sally Thorner’s beautiful homes, behind-the-scenes video shows what really happened at our fashion photo shoot, and the trailblazing doctors whom you’ll read about in these pages will answer your questions on baltimoresun.com this week.”

The new Sun targets affluent women and covers fashion, home decorating, style, beauty, arts, entertainment, health and wellness with a circulation of about 344,000.  It is distributed with the Baltimore Sun’s Sunday edition and is also available online at http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/sun-magazine/.

A new Canadian print magazine covers print magazines

CANADIAN MAGAZINES CANADIENS is a new biannual magazine about the Canadian publishing scene.  Publisher Magazines Canada will launch the first edition in February 2011.

The editorial content will focus on the strengths, accomplishments and issues facing the Canadian magazine industry.  “The genesis of the project came from discussions with suppliers interested in a print vehicle capable of showcasing just how engaging magazines are and can be,” said Mark Jamison, the CEO of Magazines Canada, in an interview.

The target audience will be opinion leaders, publishing companies and associations with the first edition being given to Canadian Members of Parliament.

Chantal Tranchemontagne will be the editor and publisher is Barbara Zatyko, bzatyko@magazinescanada.ca.

The largest US sports magazine to launch this month

ATHLON SPORTS, a monthly sports magazine, will launch on October 21 with a reported 7 million circulation as inserts in daily newspapers, making it the largest sports magazine in the US.

It will profile America’s elite athletes, provide preseason insights from sports editors, and tell sports stories from around the country, including features on players, teams and coaches spanning college and pro football, the NBA, MLB, golf, racing, hockey, soccer, tennis, horse racing, Olympic sports and youth sports.

The publisher is Athlon Sports Communication Inc, which publishes several preseason titles (PRO FOOTBALL, FANTASY FOOTBALL, COLLEGE BASKETBALL.)

Personal technology explained in print

MAXIMUM TECH is the newest quarterly print publication from Future US (MAXIMUM PC).  The magazine is also online at MaximumPC.com

Maximum Tech covers personal technology: “any piece of gear created for personal use and designed, manufactured or somehow imbued with cutting-edge technology,” according to the magazine’s Facebook page.  That includes smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, home automation, home security, high-tech toys, appliances, laser, watches, sunglasses, audio gear, etc.

The magazine will provide in-depth reviews, hands-on lab testing, and Maximum-PC-style “techsplanation” articles and how-to guides.

The first issue is on newsstands now ($9.99) and online at MaximumPC.com.
You can also follow the magazine on Twitter, Facebook, and there is an RSS feed.