Canadian Publishing Industry News
17 May 2018,     TORONTO

Toronto Life Cover Commemorates Victims of Toronto Van Attach

June cover in  only two colours
June cover in only two colours
 Toronto Life announced that the June 2018 issue features a unique and powerful cover commemorating the victims of the April 23 van attack at Yonge and Finch. Created by Toronto Life's art director, Christine Dewairy, the simple black-and-white image depicts Yonge Street at Finch Avenue covered with 10 hand-painted hearts, marking the 10 lives that were lost in the attack. The hearts also signify the courage and kindness demonstrated by bystanders and first responders that afternoon—and the outpouring of love from Torontonians who rallied around the #torontostrong hashtag in the days that followed.

10 May 2018,     TORONTO

Coast to Coast Sold to Comag


Coast to Coast is being sold to Comag, a U.S.-based national distributor, formally owned by Conde Naste & Hearst. has been advised that a Canadian office will be maintained, and some key account services professionals will be kept on board the new merged entity. Comag would purchase the assets of Cost to Coast effective January 1, 2019.

6 May 2018,     TORONTO

National Magazine Nominations fo 2018 Announced

For the 2017 awards year, 197 Canadian magazines from all across the country—English and French, print and digital—entered the best of their editorial and design to the National Magazine Awards, submitting the work of more than 2,000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. The NMAF’s 150 volunteer judges have nominated a total of 208 submissions from 81 different Canadian magazines for awards in 29 written and visual, editorial and best magazine categories.

6 May 2018,     TORONTO

Magazines Fellow's winner Will Pearson

 Magazines Fellow's Will Pearson
Magazines Fellow's Will Pearson
 Magazines Canada has announce that the second annual Magazines Canada Fellow is Will Pearson, a writer and audio producer currently based in Peterborough, Ontario. Pearson's work has appeared in a number of Canadian magazines and on community radio stations, and he is also the co-producer and co-host of the Peterborough Currents podcast. Every year, Magazines Canada Fellows have the opportunity to choose their host magazine f. Pearson has elected to work at The United Church Observer.

30 April 2018,     TORONTO

COPA 2018 Categories have been released


The COPAs is now celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and has become the badge of honour for premium content in the digital world. There are 20 categories this year. The divisions each have 15 categories with some unique to the division, except the Students/Schools that has 5. For the 2018 rules click here.


28 April 2018,     MONTREAL

Transcontinental Sells all but 5 Publications

Metro Montreal one of 30 publications sold
Metro Montreal one of 30 publications sold
TC Media, announced today the sale of 30 publications, including 21 weeklies in the Montréal area, the Métro Montréal weekday newspaper, as well as 8 publications in the Québec City area to  TransMet a Montreal corporation of which Mr. Michael Raffoul , is President. The transaction includes all web properties related to the titles sold as well as the Québec Hebdo website. In total, 119 employees of the various publications and 20 employees from TC Media’s Production team are transferred to the acquirer.

28 April 2018,     HALIFAX

Wayves Magazine to Relaunch

Publication to the LGBTQ community
Publication to the LGBTQ community
 Atlantic Canada’s  LGBTQ+ magazines ceased publication six years ago.  Wayves  Magazine will relaunch  as a digital publication. Daniel MacKay Publisher, former chair of Halifax Pride  will  focus on what the mainstream media does not, covering a combination of news and human interest stories of interest to the gay community in the  Atlantic Region. 

7 April 2018,     DES MOINES

Time Magazine up for Sale

Up for Sale
Up for Sale
Time Magazine, Fortune and Sports Illustrated are up for sale. Meredith Corporation that bought the magazine division from Time Warner last year for $1.8 billion last year. These titles  have male dominated audiences do  not appear to fit with Meredith female titles such as Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Martha Stewart Living.Meredith  plans to keep other  titles such as People, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle.

7 April 2018,     TORONTO

Ontario Magazine Fund Deadline is May 31st

Funding for Independent Ontario Magazines
Funding for Independent Ontario Magazines
The Ontario Magazine Fund supports the business development of independent Ontario-based magazine publishers. Funds are provided to assist in the growth of these businesses through the creation and implementation of new strategic initiatives that enable publishers to achieve business development and/or marketing objectives.
Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $75,000, depending on eligible sales revenue, capped at 75% of the total project budget.

1 April 2018,     TORONTO

Rogers Sell Stake in Texture subscription service

200 magazines on-line
200 magazines on-line
 Apple Inc is buying Texture, the digital subscription service claimed to be the Netflix of magazines. For  $10 to $15  monthly fee Texture allows subscribers to read over 200 titles ( thirty four are Canadian)  on-line. Texture is owned by Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith and Rogers Communications. Apple has increased to about $8.5 billion  earnings from services such as movies, music streaming and apps. 

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