Articles by FOLIO: Magazine Staff

The Top Deals of 2005

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The Movers and Shakers Even for those who perennially claim the upcoming year will be "the best yet for media M&As," 2005 was a pleasant surprise. The Jordan, Edmiston Group tallied 33 consumer-magazine deals, worth $2.47 billion, in 2005, while b-to-b magazine deals numbered 43, worth $2.4 billion. Apprise Media's Charles McCurdy and Michael Behringer were among the busiest.

F+W Publications

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buyer: ABRY Partners | seller: F+W Publications | price: $500 million| date: August takeaway: By going to court and seeking to rescind the deal in November, ABRY risks a long and potentially embarrassing public ordeal.

New Thinking for Online Edit

“What do you have that I can’t go after easily?” That’s the question Dan Bigman, managing editor, has been challenging b-to-b editors and publishers with recently. In January, he sounded some alarms at an editorial reception hosted by American Business Media, saying that he could easily hire “one of your editors” to replicate trade-style coverage.

The Move To Digital Prepress, CTP, And Soft Proofing

Digital production, embraced today by publishers and printers alike, now defines the trafficking, integration, and distribution of both advertising and editorial materials. Publishers receive ads via email, tap into their printer's workflow to make changes on the fly, check and approve pages on Web-based proofing sites, and communicate with their printer online in real time.

Overview of Publication Printing

Magazine printing has evolved, expanded, and diversified to the point where, today, forward-thinking printers consider themselves "communications/information services companies." It wasn't so long ago that magazine production people talked with their printers about "film," "typesetting," and similar terms that, for the most part, have gone the way of the letterpress.

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