Canadian Publishing Industry News
15 March 2019,     OTTAWA

Access Copyright Fight Goes To Federal Court of Appeal

Representing Publishers and Writers
Representing Publishers and Writers
York University Appeal hearing: Access Copyright Legal team appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa on March 5 and 6 for the appeal hearing in the legal action between Access Copyright and York University. Access Copyright defending the interests of Canadian creators and publishers.

11 March 2019,    

MagsWest 21 Speakers Get High Ratings

One of 17 sessions
One of 17 sessions
MagsWest conference had  about eighty delegates registered over the three days, attendees rated most of the 17 sessions and 21 speakers very highly. Of special note were Sarah Hoyles’ Podcasting intensive (“Really engaging. So many takeaways!!” “Really awesome that you got to try out what she was talking about”), Ian MacKenzie’s The Art of Crowdfunding workshop (“Best session of the conference”),

27 February 2019,     MONTREAL

RICARDO Kills English Magazine

 
Distribution costs and internet advertising problems
Distribution costs and internet advertising problems
RICARDO english magazine’s Spring issue will be it's last issue. The  subscription base is growing and had won a lot of awards, also  received  public and industry recognition.There are two main reasons for our decision. Firstly, the significant distribution cost to different points of sale across Canada is too high for a small publisher. In addition, the revenue previously generated by Canadian magazine advertising has migrated to media such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft.

17 February 2019,     LONDON

Facebook Launches a Magazine in Print

Facebook print magazine, only in England
Facebook print magazine, only in England
Facebook the worlds major player on  social media and online is joining the print magazine  industry with the launch of GROW, a quarterly magazine aimed at Business owners. It is   only available in the UK. With the appearance of a magazine , Facebook does not to call it a “magazine.”  Its format is  a magazine, including interviews with leading business figures. Grow is designed as a thought leadership platform that shines a light on people,

17 February 2019,     CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO

Cambridge Times Reduces Print Editions

 
The Cambridge Times will no longer produce a Tuesday print edition and instead focus on news delivered several times a day, seven days a week on CambridgeTimes.ca. They will continue to produce and deliver a print edition every Thursday. The  decision to consolidate the print editions was taken after  feedback from advertisers, readers and staff.

1 February 2019,     TORONTO

First Joint Story By Reader's Digest and United Church Observer

 
Reader’s Digest Canada and The United Church Observer have unveil their first joint effort—a account of the July 2018 rescue of the White Helmets, Syria’s  volunteer first responders.  In August 2018,veteran journalist Sally Armstrong and photographer Peter Bregg travelled to Jordan and Israel to learn about the people and planning behind the secret Canadian-led international operation that saved 422 lives

1 February 2019,     TORONTO

B2B Awards Launch By National Magazine Awards

Now moving into B2B awards
Now moving into B2B awards
The National Media Awards Foundation, a bilingual charity that facilitates Canadian journalism awards programs, has announce the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B. B2B creators and publishers will be recognized through the NMA: B2B annual awards program. B2B awards will recognize excellence in 19 categories, including recognition for achievement in personal and company profiles, trade

20 January 2019,     TORONTO

Postmedia Print Revenue Continues To Decline

Postmedia's Flagship Publication
Postmedia's Flagship Publication
Revenue for the quarter was $171.3 million as compared to $189.0 million in the same period in the prior year, a decrease of $17.7 million or 9.4%. The revenue decline was primarily due to decreases in print advertising revenue of $14.0 million or 15.4% and print circulation revenue of $4.6 million or 7.9%.

20 January 2019,     CLEVELAND, OHIO

Tabbies B2B Magazine Awards Call For Entries

 

International B2B Magazine Awards
International B2B Magazine Awards
The Tabbies international b2b magazine competition encompasses 18 categories, and is open to English-language business-to-business publications around the world that are published at least three times per year.The Tabbies allows all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their international peers. Publications need not be  international ,

17 January 2019,     TORONTO

Blue Ant Buys The Baby Shows

Cottage Life another Blue Ant Media brand
Cottage Life another Blue Ant Media brand
Blue Ant Media announced  that it will be expanding its Canadian consumer show business with the acquisition of The Baby Shows, which take place in Toronto in Spring and Fall at the Enercare Centre. The shows adds to the company’s portfolio of consumer events across Canada, which include the Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Ottawa Cottage Life and Backyard Show, the Edmonton Cottage Life and Cabin Show and the Seasons Christmas Show in Toronto.

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