The US division of Swedish magazine publisher Bonnier will be shuttering several travel magazine print editions, according to a report from Keith Kelly at the NY Post. The magazines effected are Islands, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, and Caribbean Travel & Life, which was made into a supplement of Islands a while ago. All three will see their last print editions published by the end of the year, a new digital version of Islands is planned for 2017. Islands had a paid circulation of 221,483 as recently as 2013, with over 31,000 of that digital. But its circulation is now barely over 100K, according to its June AAM statement, with less than 5,000 being digital.
Kelley Holmes, a 25-year veteran in publishing, acquires the B2B assets of PrintingNews.com, Printing News, Inkjet’s Age, and Wide-Format & Signage from Endeavor Business Media for an undisclosed amount. The team will be retained.
“The printing industry is an incredibly dynamic field redefining itself by extending into multiple industries including signage, textiles, industrial and decorative printing with amazing personalization and cross-platform opportunities. The combination of print and online publishing is a powerful tool in any marketers plan and this 90-year-old brand will continue to be on the forefront of creating engaging content within these markets and others to help executives thrive well into the future”, said Kelley Holmes. “We have some exciting plans to announce soon that will secure a much stronger print presence in the very industry where print happens every day.”
“I’m very happy we were able to work this out. Kelley has invested so much of her career in these publications it seemed appropriate that the next chapter would be hers to write,” said Chris Ferrell, CEO of Endeavor Business Media.
“The relationships Kelley has cultivated over the last 25 years are invaluable and secure PrintingNews.com as the premier source for news in the printing space,” said Rebecca Flores, Managing Editor of PrintingNews.com.
“I am pleased and excited that the Printing News Brands, so rich in history in the printing industry will continue to lead the market in providing the latest information in our growing and expanding industry. I look forward to helping these brands grow even more,” said Paul Zimmerman, National Accounts Manager at PrintingNews.com.
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