The Weekly Beast: drama at Australian Women's Weekly, Cleo and Dolly

Cleo is dumped and Helen McCabe’s tenure editing AWW ends as News Corp beds down new year appointments and Daily Mail Australia splits with NineThere has been enough drama at the magazine empire of the Australian Women’s Weekly, Dolly and Cleo in the past month to fuel another couple of miniseries in the vein of Paper Giants. The once-proud Australian company owned by the late Kerry Packer is being slowly downsized by its German owners, Bauer Media, who bought the company for $500m in 2012. One by one, titles have been closed or merged until this week a big-name title steeped in Australian cultural history, Cleo, was unceremoniously dumped. As well as losing several senior executives and outsourcing the printing and distribution of its 60 titles, Bauer parted company with the editor-in-chief of the Australian Women’s Weekly, which is still Australia’s bestselling magazine. After six years at the Weekly, former News Corp senior journalist Helen McCabe was suddenly out the door, reportedly with the remaining six months of her contract to be served on “gardening leave” and no job lined up. Weekly Beast understands Bauer’s top brass is keen to get back to the magazine’s roots in middle-class suburban life and away from the focus on news, politics and executive women that marked McCabe’s tenure. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Laura Frerer-Schmidt Named Publisher of Women’s Health

Laura Frerer-Schmidt has been named publisher with Rodale’s Women’s Health magazine. Slated to begin her new position on September 6, Frerer-Schmidt comes from Self magazine, where she was associate publisher. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Book sales slump £1m in riot-riddled week

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 16/08/2011 - 16:03 Spending on printed books slumped £1.1m last week, as the UK riots caused retailers to shut stores early and the public to avoid the high street. Although bookshops remained largely unscathed during the rioting, spending... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Women's Insitute "disappointed" by library report

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:45 The Women's Institute has expressed "disappointment" with the newly published Future Libraries Programme, the government backed report that made recommendations like putting libraries in the hands of community groups. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Women's Institute launches library petition

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 12:43 The Women's Institute has launched an e-petition in support of public libraries. The petition calls for the value of libraries to be recognised at both local and national levels and asks the government "to honour both its... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Data Shot: Consumer Weeklies Out-Page Monthly Mags for Ads

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The Daily Beast Fully Absorbs Newsweek.com

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French favourite for third week

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 12/07/2011 - 15:33 Dawn French has retained her position at the summit of the Official UK Top 50 for a third week. The mass-market edition of French's début novel, A Tiny Bit Marvellous (Penguin), sold 34,100 copies at UK booksellers in the seven... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Women's Insitute launch libraries campaign

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 09:53 The Women's Institute has launched a Love Your Libraries campaign following a vote to support the beleaguered sector at its recent annual general meeting. It is urging members to sign up to their local library and write to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Financial Times Sees 100,000 Downloads In Week After HTML Launch

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Borders closes remaining Australian stores

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