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Haymarket brings Stuff and FourFourTwo mags to Poland

Britain’s enthusiast magazine publisher Haymarket has agreed to licence its gadget title Stuff to the Ginza Media Group of Poland as of September 9, 2010. The cover price is set at 9,90 PLN (or about €2,50) and the print run is 50 000.

Stuff magazine is the UK’s cutting-edge guide to gadgets, gear and technology and is Earth’s most renowned gadget compendium.  Inspirational, witty and friendly, it has become the best-selling gadget magazine in the world. There are 22 international editions, all rammed to the virtual rafters with the world’s coolest kit.  Stuff also has: a new multimedia website, Stuff.tv ; a brand new mobile site, Stuff.tv/mobile ; an annual exhibition; and two of the Britain’s most successful podcasts.  Stuff’s editors travel the world to experience first-hand the very latest in entertainment technology and culture to ensure that all its features are at the cutting edge of the gadgets world.

Meanwhile, Haymarket also reached a licence agreement with Ginza for  its football (soccer) mag FourFourTwo to be published in Poland from September 15 on. The cover price will be 4,90 PLN (€1,30) and the print run is 30 000.

FourFourTwo stands for the very highest quality, unparalleled football knowledge and genuine authority – all delivered with passion, humour and flair. No other media channel gets deeper under the skin of football than FourFourTwo . Global superstars line up to be interviewed, lower-league clubs allow access all areas as we uncover the untold secrets of the game and award-winning investigative reporters dig out crucial stories that take us into the dark heart of football.

Newsweekly “Veja” launches iPad version in Brazil

An iPad edition of Editora Abril’s Brazilian newsweekly Veja debuted on September 4 in the Apple App store and shot immediately to the number one position among free apps. The new app is powered by the Holland-based Woodwing, a digital media solutions company.

Veja currently circulates about 1,1 million copies per week and has more than 8 million readers per issue.  Click to read the official Woodwing press release in English.

About Editora Abril:
Editora Abril publishes more than 370 titles in 2009 and is a leader in 21 out of the 25 segments in which it operates. Its combined publications have achieved a circulation of 188,5 million copies last year, in a country of 28 million readers and 4,1 million subscriptions. Seven out of the ten most read magazines in Brazil are published by Abril, and Veja is the third largest weekly information magazine in the world and the largest outside the United States.

About Veja:
It provides on a weekly basis the main facts and news on Brazil and the world, written by highly-qualified journalists, to readers who like to be well informed.

About Veja São Paulo:
São Paulo city’s magazine. Besides reporting the most important news on the life of Sao Paulo and its characters, the so-called “Vejinha” is committed to presenting readers, in its articles and weekly guide, the best options in terms of entertainment, leisure, programs and services.

About Veja Rio:
A portrait of the wonderful city through articles and guides, and a constant commitment of providing readers with the best options in terms of entertainment, leisure, programs and services. 

Editor of Indonesia’s defunct version of Playboy magazine insists he was never in the porn business

The editor of Indonesia’s defunct version of Playboy magazine, Erwin Arnada, insists he was never in the pornography business.  But now, he is forced to hide because of a two-year jail sentence hanging over his head and vigilantes vowing to track him down wherever he is.

The local edition of the U.S. men’s magazine, which began publication in 2006, was relatively tame, and conspicuously free of nudity. But faced with violent protests by hard-line Muslim groups, it soon folded, while Mr. Arnada fended off a succession of criminal charges.  The second issue of Playboy Indonesia, still baring zero nudity or lingerie, had come out after the publisher had moved its offices to the island of Bali, two months after Islamic hardliners had attempted to trash its Jakarta offices following the magazine’s first edition.

Things had gone quiet until this August, with the surprise announcement that the Indonesian Supreme Court, in an unpublicized verdict last year, had found him guilty of indecency. The New York Times reported on the subject early this month in an article named “From Hiding, Indonesian Defends Free Expression“.

Playboy Indonesia was published by Velvet Silver Media and had a print run of about 100 000 copies, according to Wikipedia.  It was the first issue of Playboy to launch in a Muslim country since the Turkish edition folded in the mid-90’s (NB: Turkey is a secular country although Islam is the dominant religion there).

Forbes to launch Middle East edition in October

US business magazine Forbes has announced the signing of an agreement to launch Forbes Middle East in partnership with Arab Publisher House.

The launch will be held in Dubai, with the first issue expected to be published in October 2010. Forbes Middle East will have an initial circulation of 25 000 copies, with a planned hike to reach 30 000 within six months.

The magazine will be based in Dubai and printed in Arabic starting in October, and also in English beginning in 2011.  Both versions will feature online editions as well.

Arab Publisher House has already set up its headquarters in Building No. 4 of Dubai Media City (DMC), a member of TECOM Investments Media Cluster. A sign bearing the logo of Forbes Middle East, APH’s flagship publication, will be prominently displayed over the building.

Mohammed Abdullah, Managing Director, Media ClusterTECOM Investments, said: IMPZ is extremely pleased to welcome another top-level partner, especially one as important as Arab Publisher House, publishers of Forbes Middle East. This is a Continue reading

Middle-East: Grazia to launch new English-language edition in Bahrain with ITP

Mondadori and ITP have signed an agreement for the publication of the Bahrain edition of fashion magazine Grazia, which is expected to hit the newsstands in September.

Edited by Kerrie Simon, Grazia Bahrain will be published monthly in English and will be the only English-language weekly luxury fashion magazine in the Middle East. The mix of exclusive and attention-grabbing A-list news, combined with an inside track on local and international style, makes Grazia a must-read for fashion lovers across the region. In their own words, readers are “addicted” to the weekly fix of fashion that Grazia guarantees

Circulation for the new foreign edition of the Italian magazine brand is expected to be over 10 000 copies per issue and it will be distributed both through newsstands and at large-scale retail outlets with special display stands.

The Bahrain edition will operate alongside Grazia United Arab Emirates, which was launched (also under a licensing agreement with ITP) in November 2005.

The cover price of Grazia Bahrain will be BH1 (or about €2).  Click to download full media kit in PDF.

“The Big Issue”, a magazine sold by homeless, launches in South Korea

Big Issue Korea (BIK), the South Korean version of the London-based weekly magazine The Big Issue, has launched.  The Big Issue started in London to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income. The staff produces a weekly entertainment and current affairs magazine, which vendors buy from us for 85 pence and sell to the public for £1.70, keeping 85 pence for themselves. Vendors must adhere to a code of conduct whilst selling the magazine.  The publisher believe in offering “a hand up, not a hand out”, but also recognize that earning an income is the first step on the journey away from homelessness. The Big Issue Foundation is a registered charity, which exists to link vendors with the vital support that will help them address the issues that have led to their homelessness. The Foundation works exclusively with vendors, offering support, advice and referrals. 

Fifteen people have begun sales in Seoul, and the magazine looks to increase their number to 50 this year, company officials said. Sellers are issued temporary ID cards and an initial set of ten free copies.

Half a month of vending permits them to purchase copies of the magazine for 1,400 KRW (£0.92) each and sell them for 3,000 KRW (£1.98) thereafter. The initiative will also be supported by the Seoul metropolitan government.

New women’s magazine “Sensa” launched in Romania

Sanoma Hearst Romania has launched a new women’s health and beauty magazine called Sensa under license from Adria Media Zagreb.

Sensa will be sold for 9.9 lei an issue (or about €2.26) in Romania. This is already the third project for Sanoma Hearst Romania this year, after taking over the license for Auto Moto and Sport in February and then launching Miresici magazine in May.

Sanoma Hearst Romania started back in 1999 and now publishes 17 titles including local editions of Cosmo, Marie Claire, Nat Geo, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire and FHM.  It also operates 15 websites, making it one of  the top magazine publishers in Romania.

Adria Media Zagreb is one of Serbia’s largest magazine publishers with a portfolio of consumer titles that includes both local magazine brands (like Sensa, which launched in 2007) as well Serbian editions of Elle, Geo, Lisa, Gala, Burda Style and Men’s Health.  

Click to download Sensa’s media kit (Serbia).