Covers Sell RSS MastheadOnline Blogs RSS en-us Mon, 30 May 2016 23:52:44 EDT Mon, 30 May 2016 23:52:42 EST RollingStone or GraveStone? Scott Bullock Thu, 26 May 2016 23:43:08 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 23:21:47 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 23:33:45 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 13:54:40 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 23:04:19 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 18:36:03 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 21:05:13 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 14:23:12 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 22:30:36 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 23:32:53 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 23:14:23 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 23:42:46 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. Toronto Life Covers Sell! Scott Bullock Wed, 6 Jan 2016 08:12:13 EST On April 23, I blogged about the May 2015 issue of Toronto Life as the Cover of the Week.  The issue was noteworthy because of free buzz the magazine received for a secondary story the magazine had published. Controversial stories often help lift sales. The May 2015 issue of Toronto Life is getting lots of buzz on the radio and social media regarding a feature this month on Michael Elder. See Press Release below: April 21, 2015 (TORONTO) – Yesterday in On Canadaa€™s History Posts Impressive Gains Scott Bullock Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:04:17 EST Canada’s History magazine (formally The Beaver) is having another record-breaking year at the newsstand in 2015! “We ended the 2014 year with two record breaking issues, for both our Oct/Nov 2014 (The World Wars) issue and the Dec/Jan 2015 issue (Last Spike). The momentum has carried over into 2015, with three more record-breaking covers in 2015,” says Melony Ward, publisher. “Interestingly, all three record breakers this y SI Names Serena Williams Sportsperson of the Year Scott Bullock Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:39:13 EST Sports Illustrated‘s December 21, 2015 issue names Serena Williams the Sportsperson of the Year. She is the first solo female athlete to be given this award in 32 years.  Runner Mary Drecker won it in 1983.  In 1999 the U.S. Womens Soccer Team was chosen. Sharing the honour with other athletes happened in 1984 Mary Lou Retton (gymnast)  and in 1994 Bonnie Blair (speed skater). In the past the award was called the Sportsman or Sportswomen of the