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French magazine Hotel & Lodge changes hands

Hôtel & Lodge, a bi-monthly lifestyle and travel magazine covering the latest amongst prestigious resorts, boutique hotels as well as lodges and 5-star palaces has just been sold by its two main shareholders, the enthusiast magazine publishers Nivéales and Editions Larivière, to press entrepreneur Michel Comboul.

This travel magazine, launched in 2002, currently generates an estimated turnover of €700 000 with a circulation of 49 600 copies per issue (6x).

As a reminder, Michel Comboul is the former President and CEO of the French Riviera publisher Nice Matin, as well as head of the Syndicat de la Presse Quotidienne Régionale (“Association of Regional Newspaper Publishers”) and the Fédération Nationale de la Presse Française (“Association of French National Press Publishers”).


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.

France: “Arts Magazine” to launch “Expos” on August 26

Arts Magazine, which currently circulates about 30 000 copies per issue (10 000 subs), just announced the launch of a new guide magazine dedicated to upcoming art exhibits in France for the end of summer.  Named Expos (abbreviation of “expositions, which is the French word for exhibits), it aims to be an 84-page guide the world of arts distributed every other month in a pocket-size format and highlighting the 200 most relevant art exhibits happening in France over the period.  Each exhibit selected will feature a review, notes and explanations and rank from the editors of Arts Magazine.

This guide will be bilingual French/English with a special section dedicated to non-French readers such as foreign tourists and expats.  The English part will cover mostly the exhibits taking place within the Paris area as well as other major French cities.  The content of the Expos guide will also be available online, as well as on iPad et iPhone devices.

Expos’ publisher currently is banking on an estimated print run of 50 000 copies per issue with a cover price 2,90 € each.  On the advertising side, a special launch offer will be sold: -40% for the first two issues, as well as a package deal including Arts Magazine + Expos for 4 500 € net.  Ad sales for the package deal are being handled by Arts Magazine’s ad sales representative, Initial Régie, a subsidiary of Prisma Presse.  Otherwise, Expos’ team will handle its own advertising in-house for now.

Click to view the latest digital issue of Arts Magazine.
Click to see Arts Magazine’s 2010 media kit in PDF.

Lonely Planet Magazine launched in Singapore

On May 3, BBC Magazines’ Lonely Planet Magazine launched a pan-Asian edition of the monthly travel title, based in Singapore. The magazine is published under licence following a partnership deal between BBC Magazines and Regent Media Pte.  Regent Media already publishes enthusiast publications covering automobile and sports like Wheels Asia, Golf Asia and Formula 1 and Football Weekly as well as glossy lifestyle niche titles like Escape and Food & Travel.

The debut issue of Lonely Planet Magazine  Singapore has a cover price of S$7.50 (€4.35) and the initial print run is 80 000. Edited by Joyceline Tully, the Asian edition of Lonely Planet Magazine, which is to publish bi-monthly, is on sale in selected territories throughout Asia, such as Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, and, of course, Singapore.

Lonely Planet Magazine first launched in the UK in November 2008 and quickly expanded to other markets. By the end of 2009, BBC Magazines had already launched six international editions of the magazine. Through agreements with local publishers, Lonely Planet Magazine currently has editions in Brazil, France, Spain, Argentina, the Philippines, India and now Singapore (pan-Asian).  BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, acquired its 75% stake in the Lonely Planet brand for £89m at the end of 2007.

For more information about the Singapore-based edition, click here.

France: the new Gault & Millau magazine is out

The refreshed version of the bi-monthly gourmet lifestyle magazine Gault & Millau is out.  Behind the name is the food guide launched in 1969 by Henri Gault and Christian Millau, the instigators of the “nouvelle cuisine” movement back in 1973, which celebrated chefs like Paul Bocuse, the Troisgros brothers, Alain Chapel and Michel Guérard.

The magazine’s core is now broken out in four main categories: gastronomy, design and charming hotels, wine and cuisine.  From now on, the magazine will adopt a more regional touch with five covers per issue, each reflecting the local specificities of the following French regions: Paris/Ile-de-France, Brittany, North-Alsace, South-East/Lyon,Marseille/Nice, and the South-West.  Each regional issue will include a list of the top-rated restaurants tried by the Gault & Millau critics.  With this new regional attitude, the magazine aims to grow its circulation up to 100 000 copies per issue.

Click here to take a peak inside an issue of Gault & Millau.

Singapore: SPH launched “The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel”

SPH Magazines’luxury lifestyle monthly The Peak has launched The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel in Singapore, its third and latest brand extension. Gourmet & Travel is a new bi-annual luxury publication, which follows other annual titles The Peak Selections: Timepieces and The Peak Selections: Domain.

Gourmet & Travel is a guide on what high-net-worth individuals need to know about the world of gourmet food, fine wine and lush travel. Offering a global outlook with insider and expert knowledge, it offers dining and travel information, insights and recommendations.  Gourmet & Travel is the official high-society luxury gourmet & travel publication of the 2010 World Gourmet Summit.

Launched in Singapore in 1984, The Peak features stories on business and world views that interest the successful and famous. Its “People At The Peak” section profiles leaders of Singapore government, industries, businesses and professions.  The Peak, which also has editions in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia, is more than just a corporate lifestyle magazine; it is a platform for exchange among successful business leaders and professionals.  The magazine currently circulates 14 000 copies per month in Singapore, 13 000 in Indonesia, 14 000 In Malaysia and 20 000 in Hong Kong, according to the publisher’s media pack.

More info:
Gourmet & Travel‘s page on the SPH Magazines’ website.
View The Peak’s rate card.