Covers Sell RSS MastheadOnline Blogs RSS en-us Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:11:19 EDT Fri, 1 Jul 2016 20:11:12 EST Orlando Scott Bullock Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:07:53 EST People magazine’s June 27, 2016 cover is a welcome approach to covering the appalling hate crime/mass murder in Orlando this week. Rather then focusing on the terrorist or his despicable deed and the horrific carnage, People gives us something positive to focus on:  the human beings whose lives were stolen.  Better to glorify the victims, not the hater. Too often, in the aftermath of these outrageous mass murders, all we get is an overdose of details 5 Egregious Covers Scott Bullock Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:07:54 EST This morning I was sent a link that calls out 5 magazine covers, as the 5 Most Egregious Covers of 2016 (so far).  I prefer to point out and praise covers that work.  But I thought this was worth sharing. The writer does point to a cover of Chicago Magazine that he likes. Humm...seems very familiar to a recent Toronto Life cover.  Now that’s “egregious.&rdquo Vacation Properties Scott Bullock Tue, 7 Jun 2016 20:07:54 EST The Jul/Aug 2016 issue of Canadian Real Estate Wealth goes on sale June 20. The Vacation Properties theme has been used in the past, and it always performs well. This year’s cover features a very bold type treatment for the main sell. RollingStone or GraveStone? Scott Bullock Thu, 26 May 2016 20:08:35 EST It seems that 2016 is turning out to be a bad year for a lot of music celebrity icons. But my guess is that this is going to help increase the sales for RollingStone magazine. The February 11th, 2016 issue is a tribute cover to David Bowie.  The May 5, 2016 issue is a tribute to Merle Haggard. And the May 16, 2016 issue is for Prince. Beautiful covers. Power @ 100% Scott Bullock Thu, 26 May 2016 19:50:42 EST The Summer 2016 issue of Dirt Trax is scheduled to hit newsstands on June 27, 2016. Art Director Andrew Knor has created the first cover in Dirt Trax’s history that features a dark blue background, as opposed to the usual outdoor backgrounds that come with shots from the field. The colored background method is a technique that Cosmopolitan made an iconic part of the their brand.  Recently I posted an example of Modern Dog using this techn Dirt Trax in Charge Scott Bullock Thu, 17 Mar 2016 19:16:46 EST The spring 2016 issue (Vol 17 #3) of Dirt Trax is scheduled to go on sale April 25. Art Director Andrew Knor was able to pack in four vehicles and still keep the overall effect clean and uncluttered. The cover price was raised to $5.99 from $4.99 or 20% last year, resulting in a revenue gain of 24%. Harrowsmith Gardening Digest 2016 Scott Bullock Wed, 9 Mar 2016 19:36:55 EST Harrowsmith’s 2016 Gardening Digest goes on sale March 21, 2016.  This is the 4th year of publication. Coast to Coast will distribute 30,325 copies across Canada. Publisher Yolanda Thornton says, “Over the last four decades the name Harrowsmith has become synonymous with gardening, country living and how to tread a little more lightly upon the earth. The 2016 edition of Harrowsmith’s Gardening Digest proudly continues that tradition.” &l Adele so Vogue Scott Bullock Wed, 9 Mar 2016 13:50:24 EST The March 2016 issue of Vogue features the singing sensation Adele on the cover.  Smart of Vogue to use this musical star as their cover girl.  She looks great…and very approachable. Amazing eyes, lips, and hair. Look for this cover to sell well. This issue of Vogue has 405 ad pages, the most ad pages of any of the top Fashion magazines for the important Spring season. Boarding Stable Scott Bullock Thu, 4 Feb 2016 20:01:13 EST The March 2016 issue of Horse Sport hits newsstands on February 22, 2016. The cover feature:  Ultimate Guide to choosing a Boarding Stable is precisely the kind of service journalism, with real benefits, that readers have come to expect from this title. Art Director Bonnie Summerfeldt chose a warm purple and yellow colour scheme.  Good use of left-hand side real estate and alternating of yellow and white help drive the eye down the page. Trump For Dummies Scott Bullock Thu, 4 Feb 2016 18:13:24 EST The February 1, 2016 issue of Maclean’s is the Cover of the Week. Using a well-known template, this cover will be hard to miss on newsstands, and hard to resist buying.  Smart, and sure to be a fun read! For Dummies From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For Dummies is an extensive series of instructional/reference books which are intended to present non-intimidating guides for readers new to the vari Legion Refreshes Look Scott Bullock Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:08:25 EST Legion Magazine has been publishing for 90 years…quite a milestone in Canadian Publishing.  To celebrate, the Publisher Jennifer Morse unleashed their amazing Art Director, Jason Duprau, to come up with a refreshed look.  Here’s the inside scoop: “We have come a long way. Legion Magazine is entering its 90th year of publishing and going strong. To mark our anniversary, we have refreshed Blue Apple Scott Bullock Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:13:07 EST The Winter 2016 issue of Rotman magazine hit newsstands on January 4, 2016. The issue focuses on The New Health Economy, and is packed with advice from 14 Experts. It’s 132 pages thick too! The cover has an almost Andy Warhol-like quality to it, which is sure to help it pop on newsstands. Trails Scott Bullock Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:59:07 EST The Winter 2015 issue of Prairies North is on newsstands now. This “service journalism” cover is a classic take on the subject.  This theme does well for city and regional magazines across North America. At Director Lionel Forest Hughes. Stallions Scott Bullock Wed, 6 Jan 2016 10:46:28 EST The February 2016 issue of Horse Sport will go on sale January 25, 2016. Look for a special promotions with Safeway. Art Director Bonnie Summerfield. The Sommea€¦New SIP from Legion Scott Bullock Wed, 6 Jan 2016 05:00:43 EST The Legion magazine’s new SIP goes on sale February 8, 2016.  The publisher, Jennifer Morse, has expanded the SIP line-up to four issues this year (in 2015 we did 3 SIPs and in 2014 we did 2 SIPs). The SIPs retail for $14.95.