Playboy Plans to Publish Book of Magazine Covers
Published by Barnes & Noble, book is expected to feature 300 covers since 1953.
Time Inc.â€™s Sports Illustrated isnâ€™t the only magazine thatâ€™s looking to capitalize on the popularity of its covers.
Chicago-based Playboy is putting together a book, "Playboy's Greatest Covers,"Â that will feature the magazineâ€™s most noted covers over the brandâ€™s nearly 60-year existence. The project is being headed by managing editor Lee Froehlich.
In the works for about three years,Â Playboy calls the book aÂ â€śhigh-end coffee table book" thatÂ will feature roughly 300 covers between 1953 and today. In addition, the book will include editorial content providing background on particular covers as well as a foreward written by actress and Playboy model Pamela Anderson.
â€śPlayboyâ€™s Greatest Coversâ€ť will be published by Barnes & Noble, Playboy says, and is expected to hit book stores in October 2011.
Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated debuted â€śSports Illustrated: The Covers,â€ť a 208-page collection of more than 2,500 color photographs. According to SI group editor Terry McDonnell, the $29.95 book is more than just a simple collection of covers. It â€śchronicles the changing sports panorama and landscape over the last 55 years,â€ť he says. â€śAn SI cover often becomes an instant pop icon and this book features some of the most loved, memorable and controversial cover images over the decades.â€ť