What's Hot What's New
The good, the bad and the ugly. You'll find them all here.
Each week you'll get my take on the intriguing, and sometimes
peculiar, titles to recently hit the newsstand.
Beautiful Southern Homes
Cover Price: $7.99
It seems that the words "southern homes" just naturally
pair with "beautiful." To showcase this fact, Better
Homes and Gardens has released a new home magazine that
is gorgeous and full of "pure charm." Just as borders
have fallen between countries, it seems they have also
fallen between states and regions. Beautiful Southern
Homes is imported from the Midwest and does not
disappoint. Its subject matter used to be strictly the
domain of Southern Living, but more and more
publishers are discovering the charms of the South.
Just as the homes featured in its pages aren't cheap,
neither is the cover price of; however, you'll find
this title is well-worth its $7.99 value.
Celebrity Skin Gets
Cover Price: $7.99
Welcome to everything you didn't see on your TV. This
Pay-Per-View in print is not for the faint of heart
or the under-18 crowd. From the publishers of Celebrity
Skin comes the special "wrestling vixens special"
that we apparently all asked for. This title takes the
cake for being the most tasteless presentation of wrestling
and wrestling beauty. The shoddy layout and bad photography
should have earned this publication the title of Celebrity
Skin Gets Magazine Slammed. So take your $7.99
and enjoy looking at a magazine full of beautiful homes
rather than Body Slammed.
Cover Price: Free
In today's world, looks are not enough. With Relish
you have to dig in, prepare, bake and eat. This new
release from American Profile is a monthly insert in
many community newspapers across the country. Relish
is American Profile's first brand extension and celebrates
the country's love of food. Relish comes inserted
in your local newspaper at the first of every month
and feels like it belongs there, thus
adding to the "homey" feeling of its content, which
I believe makes people trust and believe in it even
more. Circulation-wise, this is by far the largest launch
of the year.