MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:14:58 EDT Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:12:12 EST Quill & Quire turns 80 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:03:00 EST   Quill & Quire, Canada’s guide to the book publishing industry, is celebration its 80th anniversary by showcasing 80 people, events and books that helped shape CanLit in its April issue. Deciding who and what to include was quite a process according to editor Sue Carter: We called on experts, and spent hours with our image archive, sorting through fresh-faced author photos and candid snaps of book launches, dance parties, and fairs. There was early talk of ranking the entries, but who wants to pit Alice Munro against Anne Shirley? Weddingbells celebrates 30 years Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:26:38 EST   Weddingbells magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an event at the Design Exchange in Toronto on April 1. “This event will showcase some of our incredible wedding and party ideas,” Alison McGill, editor-in-chief of Weddingbells said. “From live performances and innovative décor concepts, to an on-trend party menu of cocktail foods, an epic candy table and a very special wedding cake; this will definitely be a celebration to remember.” Nominees announced for SABEW Best In Business Awards Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:26:40 EST The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) have announced the nominees for the first-ever Canadian Best In Business competition, which is a celebration of the best business reporting, published or broadcast in 2014. "There's no other awards contest like this in Canada," Bryan Borzykowski, chair of SABEW Canada and a member of SABEW's board of governors said. "This is a chance for business journalists to showcase their work and have it judged by their peers." A total of 26 finalists in nine categories are up for awards, selected from almost a hundred applicants. Magazines Canada offers members new service through Marketwired Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:24:02 EST Magazines Canada has expanded its partnership with Marketwired, a newswire and communications website. Magazines Canada’s members will now have access to the Editorial Exclusives feature, through the integrated Marketwired Resonate news release platform, free of charge. "We are excited to expand our partnership with Magazines Canada and offer their member companies the benefits of Marketwired's targeted distribution and communication tools," Bernadette Lee, Marketwired's vice president, global partners and media solutions said. "We look forward to helping the leaders in magazine media more effectively convey company news and stay on top and ahead of their game." Cottage Life debuts augmented reality in Spring issue Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:23:08 EST   The spring edition of Cottage Life magazine, which hit newsstands this week, aims to give readers a more interactive experience. The magazine has partnered with Blippar, to bring its pages to life through augmented reality. Readers are encouraged to download the free Blippar app onto a smartphone or tablet and scan the “blippable” pages to unlock exclusive content, such as plans for a DIY picnic table, a heartwarming video of a dramatic rescue, and a behind the scenes look into the design process for KEEN’s new sandal, Uneek. A decline in ad revenue leads to suspension of Backbone magazine Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:22 EST   Backbone, a leading technology /business magazine, is being suspended after 14 years in the industry. “Even though it created a strong and meaningful brand, a loyal readership, a powerful network of enthusiastic industry leaders, it is once again the decline of traditional advertising revenues that have made our publishing model unsustainable,” publisher and founder Steve Dietrich said. "I have a great amount of appreciation for all the supporters and contributors to the magazine and feel privileged to have met so many remarkable people and to have made a difference in Canada’s digital economy.” Gateway Newsstands appoints national operations manager Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:24:46 EST  Peter Wilson Gateway Newsstands has announced that Peter Wilson has joined its team as its national operations manager, press. In the new position, Wilson will manage a full range of areas within the press department, which includes relationships and field operations. Wilson comes to Gateway from Coast to Coast Newsstand Partnership, where he spent two years as an account executive. Prior to that, he enjoyed a lengthy career in publishing at Rogers Media, where he was instrumental in launching Hello! Magazine in Canada, which has experienced success and growth on the newsstands since 2006. New magazine wants readers to explore the possibilities in northern Ontario Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:44:55 EST   The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is encouraging visitors from across Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and the United States, to explore the great outdoors in a new campaign that includes the distribution of 810,000 copies of the new magazine: Explore the Possibilities in Northern Ontario. The publication is dedicated to activities that can be done all across Northern Ontario’s regions, and specific experiences such as angling, power sports touring and outdoor adventures. WordSmith Media signs publishing deal with Private Motor Carrier Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:22:21 EST   WordSmith Media Inc., a provider of marketing and communications support and contract publishing services, has secured a multi-year agreement to publish Private Motor Carrier. Private Motor Carrier is the official magazine of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC). “We are confident this agreement will protect the high quality of editorial that our magazine’s readers have come to enjoy, meet the unique information needs of Canada’s private fleets, and ensure that industry suppliers continue to enjoy a choice in the Canadian marketplace,” Mike Millian, president of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada said. Chirp magazine heads to the small screen Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:23:58 EST   Chirp magazine has developed a TV show with Kids’ CBC based on its namesake. Chirp will air at 7:15 am every Friday until April 20, when it will be aired five days a week. A series of books based on the show, and an app will also be launched later this spring. Readers of the French-language publication Pomme d'Api, will be able to watch the new show in the Fall on SRC. The Dance Current offers back issues for a toonie Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:04:34 EST In celebration of its upcoming headquarters relocation, The Dance Current is having a moving sale. Readers can order back issues of the Toronto-based publication for only $2—plus HST and shipping. The sale continues until March 27.   Deadline for CSME Editors' Choice Awards approaches Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:07:56 EST   The deadline to submit work to the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME), Editors' Choice Awards, is this Friday March 6, at 4:30 pm. The annual event acknowledges and celebrates the work of editors in the Canadian magazine industry. A gala will be held in June, during MagNet, to announce the winners.Visit the website to learn more about the submission process, and for additional details. TVA Group's acquisition of Transcontinental brands cleared Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:20:21 EST The Competition Bureau has given the TVA Group the green light to complete the acquisition of Transcontinental’s consumer magazine portfolio and related assets. The deal was announced in November. The TVA Group is now the new home to 15 publications, including Elle Québec, Canadian Living and The Hockey News. The Bureau concluded that this transaction is unlikely to result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition due to, among other things, the presence of effective remaining competitors in all overlapping genres of magazines and the ability of advertisers to reach the same demographics through other magazines and media.   Canadian Living and ELLE Canada to shoot live interactive covers this Friday Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:31:08 EST   Canadian Living and ELLE Canada will shoot their magazine covers simultaneously in Toronto and Los Angeles this Friday, February 27.   Actress and health advocate Lisa Ray will be Canadian Living’s guest editor and cover model for June. Ray is one of the many guest editors that will be featured during the magazines year-long 40th anniversary celebration. Readers are invited to follow the Lisa Ray live cover shoot @CanadianLiving on twitter and Instagram on Friday between noon and 2pm EST. Fans can submit questions on all social media platforms using the hashtag #CL40. Canada Wide Media hires WesternSync Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:55:35 EST Canada Wide Media, publisher of the KRW Award winning BCBusiness magazine, has appointed WesternSync and its managing partner, Brian Trotter as its executive representative in Ontario and Quebec. Trotter left his most recent position as national account manager at The Globe & Mail in June to start WesternSync. Venture Publishing also hired the company for representation back in August. The newly appointed publisher of BCBusiness, Charlene Rooke, has worked with Trotter in the past, when she held the position of editorial director of the content group at The Globe. "I worked successfully with Brian at The Globe across a number of categories," Rooke said. "I look forward to collaborating with him to promote opportunities and deliver solutions to clients and agencies based in the Ontario and Quebec markets."