New magazine showcases hot new artists

COSIGN Magazine, an online venue covering entertainment industry entrepreneurs, will debut in print February 2011.

Featured in the magazine will be “the hottest” artists, producers, models, clothing designers, athletes, professionals, business starters, etc.

“COSIGN Magazine strives to inspire and support the young, fresh and talented artists and entrepreneurs of today.  We seek to showcase those in the community who are making their dreams come true and knocking down barriers and stereotypes in hopes of raising awareness, building organizations, and diversifying the entertainment community,” said Cosign’s founder Kurtis Graham, who can be contacted at thecosignmag@gmail.com or info@cosignmag.com.

Cosign is online at www.cosignmag.com.

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Currents run quarterly in Arkansas

CURRENTS is a new free quarterly magazine covering Carroll County, Arkansas and published by the Carroll County News.  It debuted November 9, 2010.

Currents will include regular columns and features on Carroll County people, gardening, restaurant profiles, recipes, local businesses and artists.

“In future issues we hope to include some interior design ideas and tips and a look inside some of the more interesting homes and buildings in our county, along with movie and book reviews and some outdoor adventures,” the Carroll County News reported.

Publisher is Bob Moore, b.moore@cox-internet.com and managing editor is Linda Caldwell, l.caldwell@cox-internet.com. There is no separate website for the magazine.

A new magazine for “bike junkies”

PELOTON is a new magazine about “racing and the joy of riding.”  Bikes, that is.  It debuted November 16.

Coverage includes stories about products, the people behind the technology, the “glory of cycling,” the riders, the nuances of the sport and the history behind it.  “We are an enthusiastic collective of writers, photographers, designers and bike junkies who are not here to impose our tastes, but instead share the sport with you as we see and live it,” states the pelotonmagazine.com website.

Published by Move Press, the editorial director is Brad Roe, brad@movepress.com, and managing editor is Paige Dunn, paige@movepress.com.

A Canadian apple a day…or at least bi-monthly

APPLE is a new magazine for Canadians residing in Alberta.  Sponsored by Blue Cross and published in partnership with RedPoint Media Group Inc and Alberta Health Services (AHS), the bi-monthly health and wellness magazine is offered free in 1500 locations throughout the province.

Geared towards anyone interested in leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle, APPLE offers features on common health problems and the associated myths, advice from experts on parenting, caring for seniors, product reviews, child safety tips along with healthy recipes profiles on medical professionals and updates on AHS projects and hospitals.

Abby Miller is editor and she can be contacted at amiller@redpointmedia.ca for further information.

Los Angeles Times punches up magazine and fashion section

LA, LOS ANGELES TIME MAGAZINE, and Image, the newspaper’s Sunday stand-alone fashion section, will debut style upgrades in January.  Each will receive design improvements and increased online features with enhanced fashion, beauty, shopping and style content.

LA – which covers the gamut of Southern California’s culture – will increase its fashion, style and luxury quotient by adding Image content.  The new print layout will also be reflected online with a refreshed latimesmagazine.com, which will include timely news from Image’s “All the Rage” blog.  In addition to being included in the subscription of the newspaper, LA will also offer stand-alone subscriptions beginning in 2011.

Image, dedicated to Southern California’s distinct perspective on fashion and style, will get a visual boost with a more photo-intensive layout and increased reporting on trends in the making, new products and sales.  In addition, beginning January 2nd, Image content will be featured in the glossy pages of LA the first Sunday of each month, while remaining a Sunday Times stand-alone section for the month’s subsequent weeks.

Also, Image’s “All the Rage” blog will have more frequent posts and include LA-related content.

Times Assistant Managing Editor, Features, Alice Short said, “Image will continue to distinguish itself as an authority on fashion, and LA’s unique magazine coverage will soon reach even more readers.”

Sunday Times subscribers not currently receiving LA may opt in, free of charge, and readers interested in a stand-alone magazine subscription can sign up now at latimesmagazine.com/subscribe. Delivery will start with the January 2 issue.

Follow LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine, at latimesmagazine.com, @latimesmagazine and facebook.com/latimesmagazine; Image at latimes.com/features/image, @latimesimage and facebook.com/latimesimage.

Mountain bike magazine spin-off takes to the road

PAVED is a new “skinny tire” bike magazine from the editors of BIKE (a mountain bike title.)

It is geared toward people, who like riding bicycles on pavement.  Each issue will feature road bike photography, racing news and stories about bikers and their bikes.

The first issue debuted in September; the next issue is scheduled for March.

Managing editor is Brice Minnigh, brice@bikemag.com, editor is Joe Parkin and gear editor is Vernon Felton.  Paved is published by Source Interlink and is part of their Action Sport Group (SURFING, DIRT RIDER, POWDER.)  Their website is at www.pavedmag.com.

New business magazine for Phoenix arrives

IN BUSINESS Magazine is a new monthly covering the Greater Phoenix area, from start-up business owners to CEOs.  Editorial coverage will include features on leadership and management, technology, finance, sales and marketing, human resources and communication.

“Content that will educate, network and inform, provide resource information and know-how will empower readers to build business within the Greater Phoenix area and beyond,” according to the In Business website (www.inbusinessmag.com).

An initial distribution of 22,000 will reach readers through newsstands, association memberships and distribution at events.

Story ideas can be sent to editor@inbusinessmag.com. For more information, call (480) 588-9505.