Bauer Launches Three New Magazines – CLOSER, GIRL’S WORLD and CELEBRATE WITH WOMAN’S WORLD

Bauer logoGerman-owned media giant Bauer Publishing is launching three new magazines in the second half of 2013: CLOSER, GIRL’S WORLD and CELEBRATE WITH WOMAN’S WORLD. All three will rely on newsstand sales.

Closer is a new weekly magazine described as a hybrid of a celebrity weekly and women’s lifestyle magazine.

Bauer already published a magazine called CLOSER in Europe. Even though the US Closer will focus on celebrities, it will have a mix of other women-focused articles, unlike its European counterpart, which exclusively covers celebrities.

Closer will be targeted to an “underserved” segment of the population, Generation X, and will focus on their favorite stars, who publisher Marc Richards says are overlooked by other celebrity magazines. Rather than taking the rip-them-to-shreds approach, these unnamed Gen X stars will be portrayed in a positive light. The editorial will also provide authoritative advice on fashion, beauty, health, fitness, diet, recipes and decorating, all tailored to Generation X.

Closer will be launched in November with a marketing gimmick designed to grab readers: 2 million copies of the debut issue will be sold for 25 cents. After that the price will jump to $3.99. Annabel Vered is editor-in-chief.

Celebrate with Woman’s World is a new magazine that celebrates the holidays, seasons and special times of year. It’s an extension of WOMAN’S WORLD.

Woman’s World focuses on the needs and interests of today’s woman, both on a personal and on a family level. Editorial covers mind, body and spirit, as well as food, affordable fashion, craft ideas and home decorating.

Celebrate with Woman’s World will be published six times a year. Stephanie Sable is editor-in-chief of both Woman’s World publications.

Girl’s World is an introductory celebrity lifestyle magazine for girls 7 to 11. It will be published seven times a year and Marisa Sandora is editor-in-chief.

No email addresses are available at this time for these editors, and none of these magazines have an online presence yet.

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Houston Gets Entertainment and News Magazine

Houstonia Magazine CoverHOUSTONIA is a new monthly magazine covering Houston, TX area events, restaurants, leisure activities and art scene, as well as local news stories. Its goal is to mix in-depth news stories, provocative essays and guides to the best of Houston.

According to its Writer’s Guidelines, Houstonia is always accepting story pitches for these departments: Ice House, Bayougraphy, Space City, Urban Brawl, Clutch City, H-Town Diary, Open Road, On the Table, and On the Town, as well as for full-length feature stories on news, culture or lifestyle.

Its reader have a medium age of 42, an average household income of $191,000 and 63% have executive, professional or managerial jobs. The magazine has a circulation of 65,000 and is sold at more than 730 grocery stores, bookstores, and specialty stores across metropolitan Houston.

Houstonia is published by SagaCity Media Inc., which also publishes PORTLAND MONTHLY and SEATTLE MET. Email editorial inquiries and press releases to news@houstoniamag.com; freelance writer submissions should be emailed to Editor-in-Chief John Wilburn, editor@houstoniamag.com.

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Transforms from Newspaper to Magazine

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER is a new free weekly magazine focused on national politics and policy, investigative reporting and commentary. It’s a reincarnation of the newspaper with the same title, which ceased publication this week.

However, the new magazine will not cover local news.

“We have made a name for ourselves with our newspaper and expect to make an even bigger impact with an expanded staff focusing on national issues,” said Editor Stephen G. Smith. However, The Denver Business Journal reported that The Washington Examiner has also laid off 70% of its staff.

A memo published by the Washington City Paper describes the new magazine as “a center-right version of political publications like The Hill.”

The magazine will be aimed at leaders in government, politics, advocacy groups, public affairs and academia. It’ll have a circulation of 42,000 and be distributed in locations in the Washington D.C. region. 12,000 will be shipped to the nation’s 50 statehouses.

Denver-based Clarity Media Group owns The Washington Examiner. Smith can be reached at editor@washingtonexaminer.com.

Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication Focuses on Home Improvement

Refresh coverREFRESH is a new biannual magazine that combines decorative and remodeling-lite updates that show ideas for making every room of a home feel fresh. It includes projects, products and real homes, all presented with an enthusiastic, can-do tone.

Refresh is a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest publication. It gives consumers do-it-yourself information on how to tackle quick updates throughout the house, from easy decorating ideas to small-scale replacements of existing fixtures and finishes.

Currently this magazine doesn’t have an online presence. Don’t confuse this publication with the British gay magazine REFRESH, which is ubiquitous on the web.

This magazine has a distribution of 275,000, and is published by Meredith Corp. based in Des Moines, Iowa. Lacey Howard is the editor, lacey.howard@meredith.com.

The East Coast Gets a New Hot Rod Magazine

Hot Rod & Harley MagHOT RODS & HARLEYS is a new quarterly magazine that brings attention to the theater of East Coast custom builders and their productions, from the latest designs to retro and vintage restorations of cars and bikes.

This magazine showcases the original art of custom painters and pinstripers, and its goal is to bring together car and bike lovers through their shared interest of custom art. It covers both the technical details and personal stories of unsung custom painters, fabricators, metals shapers, pin strippers and builders; and their style, techniques and product usage.

Hot Rods & Harleys is based in Cream Ridge, NJ.  Paul Kenworthy is the publisher, Glenn K. Skidmore is the art director and Maria Hinchcliff is associate editor. Queries should be sent to Kenworthy at hotrodsandharleysmag@gmail.com.

THE DAILY FRONT ROW Follows Readers to the Hamptons with New Magazine

The Daily Summer coverTHE DAILY SUMMER is a new fashion magazine from the creator of THE DAILY FRONT ROW, focused on the style elite of the Hamptons.

Much like The Daily Front Row, The Daily Summer is aimed at designers, luxury consumers, fashion and entertainment editors, film and television personalities, premier retail and fashion executive and other high-profile tastemakers.

According to a Fashionista interview with Founder and Editor-in-Chief Brandusa Niro, she launched the new magazine because her readers go to the Hamptons every summer.

Daily Front Row, Inc., based in New York City, publishes The Daily Summer. The magazine will be published eight times a year and is distributed at shops, boutiques and hotels in the East End, and it can be read for free online. Niro can be contacted at brandusa@dailyfrontrow.com.

New Elite Magazine Addresses Global Social Issues

tempus magazineTEMPUS is a new quarterly magazine that covers art, culture and issues surrounding our society for an elite readership.

Each issue includes: Vignettes – timely and interesting cultural happenings; Style and Culture – where art, home, fashion, and all things luxurious meet; People – especially interesting and accomplished individuals; and View – celebration of the visual and written arts.

“The common theme is that everything you find in these pages will be something that resonates with those of us who share a global view in our personal and professional lives,” said Tempus Jets CEO Scott Terry.

One of the magazine’s goals is to initiate interest and foster awareness of social issues, which are not usually found in a magazine published by a jet company. For example, the first issue covers the charitable initiative Global Flight Relief, and Ben Affleck’s trip to eastern Congo to promote economic programs.

Tempus Magazine is targeted at the top 1% of the top 1%. The average net worth of its readers is $89 million. It’s distributed to private jet owners and fortune 500 CEOs, executive airports, private charter flights and private events. Tempus is published by Tempus Jets and its editorial office is located in Greenville, SC.  Jackson Bacot is the editor-in-chief, jack@tempus-magazine.com.