Current subscribers will now receive two diabetes magazines for the price of one

Diabetes Self-Management coverDiabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Cooking will merge after both were acquired by Boston, MA-based publisher Madavor Media earlier this year.

“Diabetes Self-Management’s editorial focus provides practical information, focusing on the day-to-day and long-term aspects of diabetes in a positive and upbeat style. It provides readers with news, facts and advice that help them take an active role in learning to live a happier and healthier life with diabetes,” Group Publisher Susan Fitzgerald said in a statement. “Diabetic Cooking is the first and only magazine whose editorial mission is to provide readers with a selection of nutritious recipes that are easy to prepare and diabetes-friendly with full-color photography.”

Distribution includes the printed magazine, digital editions, and a website. Ingrid Strauch, ingrids@rapaportpublishing.com, is editor. Writer’s Guidelines are available on the website. Richard Boland, rboland@rapaportpublishing.com, is Art Director.

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A New Magazine Is Being Funded via Kickstarter

internmagINTERN is a new biannual title at http://intern-mag.com, dedicated to providing a public platform for interns in creative industries while also drumming up debate about today’s unpaid work epidemic.

It was founded by 29-year-old photographer (and former intern), Alec Dudson from Manchester, England, where the magazine is based. It is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.

An “Issue Zero” newspaper teaser has been published and a glossy 144-page issue is planned for October. Dudson is accepting submissions from disciplines including photography, design, creative writing, architecture, and fashion. FastCompany.com has posted pages from the magazine.

Upstate House to Relaunch

Upstate House magazine coverUPSTATE HOUSE, a real estate and green living magazine targeting Hudson Valley home owners and home buyers, will be relaunched by the new owner, Luminary Publishing (CHRONOGRAM,) which acquired the magazine in February 2013.

Its editorial will speak to the character of living in the Hudson Valley – for those born and raised there; for those who love their weekend homes there; and for visitors. It will publish stories that help readers appreciate the richness of the unique region. It will cover advice about every aspect of owning a home, from choosing a realtor to getting a mortgage; through the renovation process; how to make a house truly a home, and how to make a community one’s own.

It will be a hybrid between a B2B and consumer magazines, reaching a diverse audience of power brokers/decision makers in the development, real estate, home furnishings and design services markets. It is also planned to reach thousands of consumers from New York City to upstate, who value their homes and the products that make their life comfortable and sustainable.

The next issue will be published in October and the title is planned to be a quarterly and to distribute 25,000 copies.

At home with affluence: A new luxe shelter supplement is set to make an entrance

DEPARTURES HOME + DESIGN, a new shelter supplement, will debut with the May/June issue of DEPARTURES* magazine.

The new glossy is “dedicated to the celebration of material comforts and the art of living.”  Editorial content will cover architecture, design, home furnishings, artwork and entertaining.

Editor-in-Chief Richard Story, richard.story@aexp.com and @MrDepartures, says the offshoot was “created for readers who are the ultimate luxury design enthusiasts.” With a closed circulation of 500,000, the publication will be polybagged alongside Departures, and distributed to American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders in targeted cities.

Writers beware: Conde Nast looks to cash in on content

Yes, it is still about content.

Condé Nast CEO Charles Townsend talked this week about the company going in to 2013. He mentioned a rate-base increase for several brands; making more money from subscriptions, and forecasted the success of the Condé Nast Entertainment division (CNE.)

“Our print business, even in the worst moment, continues to grow and the margins are sharper and the gross profit margins are mouthwatering,” he said, according to wwd.com. “When this economy recovers, the print business is going to be on fire.”

But then, he said the same thing at the beginning of 2012, which was going to be “exceptionally sunny.” We now know that it wasn’t so with layoffs and most everybody taking budget cuts, and the web business coming in at about half the rate the company expected (15% growth versus 30%.)

And he’s hot on CNE, which develops, creates, produces and distributes original television, film and digital initiatives based on the company’s brands. Articles in Conde Nast magazines have already been turned into movies (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Eat, Pray Love” and the just released “Argo”) – but not by Conde Nast. That will change now with the creation of CNE.

CNE President Dawn Ostroff has said her division intends to take “some of the great stories from our magazines and do them for the screen ourselves.” She also has pointed out that there are some 80,000 articles in the Condé Nast archive as well as new content every week in their various magazines. All of which are now being read and considered for new endeavors.

But, Townsend said, there are still questions about who owns these stories, the company or the writer? According to wwd.com, “many contracts are expected to come up for review by the end of the year. Townsend said Condé is still working through the intricacies of those questions and clarified it’s trying to propose a partnership, not outright ownership. That means ‘more income for contributors but also ourselves,’ he said.”

Do we really believe he’ll be that charitable?

Writers, check your contracts.

Friday News Round-Up for October 26th

Batten down the hatches, East Coasters.  Some are saying that Hurricane Sandy (the name sounds so innocuous, doesn’t it?) could be a “Frankenstorm.”  Before you begin your preparations for the perfect storm, catch up on the news.  Mag titles with an asterisk* are included in our Wooden Horse Database.

ARTHUR FROMMER’S BUDGET TRAVEL* is up for sale by its owner, hedge-fund manager Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher, Jr., due to financial woes and legal complications.  The magazine’s liabilities are estimated at $1 million, and the November/December issue may not make it to newsstands…

HARPER’S* magazine relaunched its website this week, with more blog-style content and comments sections…

Publishers Rodale, Hearst and Time Inc are in talks with Dr. Oz to develop an eponymous health magazine…

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW* magazine has rebranded as MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW, and has unveiled a redesigned website and logo…

NORTHERN INDIANA LAKES and its properties have been acquired by Perigo Communications LLC, the magazine’s original founders…

NORTHERN INDIANA LAKES magazine will relaunch in early 2013, after shuttering in July of this year over a legal dispute…

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK* will welcome Janet Paskin, no email available, @JPaskin, as assistant managing editor  on November 12…

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED* promoted Christian Stone, chris_stone@simail.com, to managing editor…

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED* publisher Time Inc promoted Paul Fichtenbaum, paul_fichtenbaum@simail.com and @paulfichtenbaum, to editor for its magazine Sports Group…

US WEEKLY* lost executive editor Jaimee Zanzinger…

VANITY FAIR* said goodbye to editorial assistant Julie Deutsch. No replacement has been named…

VANITY FAIR* no longer has associate research editor Lily Hoagland.  No replacement as yet…

HARPER’S BAZAAR* named elise Lipsky-Karasz, elipsky-karasz@hearst.com, as features director…

HARPER’S BAZAAR* promoted Sam Broekema, sbroekema@hearst.com and @sambroekema, to executive accessories editor…

THE ADVOCATE* lost Jeremy Kinser, senior editor covering arts and entertainment…

THE ADVOCATE* executive editor Diane Anderson-Minshall, diane.anderson-minshall@heremedia.com and @DeliciousDiane, will cover arts and entertainment in the interim…

TIME OUT NEW YORK* promoted Mari Uyehara, mari.uyehara@timeoutny.com and @fedification, to food and drink editor…

A new Indiana bimonthly puts the focus on local Catholic culture

TODAY’S CATHOLIC LIFE MAGAZINE, a regional publication from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, will launch on the first weekend in November.

The new bimonthly will include articles on traditions, culture, events and personalities in the local diocese, with the inaugural issue focused on Christmas.

An initial circulation of 10,000 is planned, with a limited number of free issues distributed to parishes, schools and universities in the diocese.  The diocese’ director of communication, Sean McBride, smcbride@diocesefwsb.org, oversees the publication.  A full editorial calendar and additional information can be found on the website at www.diocesefwsb.org/tclife.