Posts Categorized: National Distributor

Penny Publications Extends Sales and Marketing Partnership with CMG

Penny Publications, the leading publisher of puzzle magazines in North America, has signed a new agreement with Comag Marketing Group LLC (CMG) for the continued sale, marketing and distribution of all of its titles – under both the Penny Press and Dell Magazine brands – in the United States, Canada and abroad.  The agreement was… Read more »

Athlon Sports Communications Signs Agreement with CMG

Athlon Sports Communications, Inc., has signed an agreement with Comag Marketing Group LLC. (CMG) for the sale, marketing and distribution of its complete portfolio of consumer magazines, beginning in January 2010.  The first issue to be managed by CMG will be Athlon Racing (on-sale 1/19/10). 

Hearst Acquires

Hearst Business Media and IDG have partnered in the acquisition of, a news and technology website that will target Chinese engineers. launched in June 2006 and is divided into 21 channels based on several different industrial segments.  China’s Publishing House of Electronic Industry is also involved in the partnership, though the exact details… Read more »

Source Interlink Distribution Files Suit Against Time Warner

According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 9, Source Interlink Distribution, LLC, claims that Time Warner Retail has breached contract, is taking part in discriminatory and retaliatory business practices, has promoted unfair competition, and is interfering with existing retailer customers.  The suit claims that Time Warner Retail broke an agreement… Read more »

IPDA Releases May Newsstand Forum

The third issue includes features about retail sales opportunities for small and mid-size publishers, mag cover selection success strategies and the latest attempt at no-return, “firm” book sales.  Rich Alleger, Rodale’s svp of retail sales, writes the cover package about retail sales opportunities.  IPDA Newsstand Forum  (May 2008)

Wegman's Signs RDA/Front End Services Agreement With Premier Retail Services

Effective April 1, 2008, Wegman’s Food Markets, Inc. has announced that Premier Retail Services, Inc., is their category consultant for magazines, and will assume responsibility for processing RDA claims, the negotiation and invoicing of the Wegman’s front-end checkout programs, and the booking and invoicing of promotional programs.  SOURCE: Wegman’s Food Markets & Premiere Retail Services… Read more »

Concerns for the 2008 Retail Conference

The 2008 Retail Conference, co-sponsored by the Magazine Publishers of America and the International Periodical Distributors Association, begins today in Tampa.  Concerns that are speculated to arise deal with rising cover prices, wholesaler incentives, and the tension between publishers and wholesalers, and a list of other affairs.  A survey by the Periodical Book Association of… Read more »

PBAA Survey Paints Somber Picture In Advance of MPA Conference

John Harrington takes a look at the new PBAA Report and the upcoming MPA/IPDA 2008 Retail Conference, beginning March 30 in Tampa, Florida.  The report suggests “the conference will take place in an atmosphere of uncertainty and concern; at least among the 38% of PBAA’s members who participated in the survey, which was conducted in… Read more »