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Northridge Publishing Shifting To All-Digital Publishing

[Disclosure: I have a professional relationship with Northridge Publishing as the Editor of Creative Retailer magazine.]

Northridge Publishing has announced that it is shifting all of its publications to all-digital publication, starting with the August 2013 issues.

Northridge is the publisher of Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Cricut Magazine, Cricut Magazine Idea Books, Create: Idea Books, Signature Series, and Creative Retailer. The company also published Bead Trends and Simply Handmade, but those two titles are being discontinued concurrent with the shift to digital publishing.

Northridge has been offering its publications in a digital format for some time as an alternative to print delivery, but as part of the shift to publishing exclusively in digital, the company will be shifting to a new digital platform. The new digital platform will initially be available for viewing issues via iOS and the web, with Android capability planned in the next few months. Highlights of the new digital format include the ability to embed video, slideshows, and animation, along with other standard digital issue functions like search, bookmarking and note taking. Continue Reading →

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Profile | Jason Brinkerhoff

For every “household name” in this industry, there are 100 or even 1,000 people whose names you’ve never heard. Despite their relative anonymity to consumers, many of these people have positions that wield great influence in the industry. To truly understand the industry, you need to know these people and what makes them tick.

So, starting today, Scrapbook Update is beginning a periodic series of profile interviews of some of these people, to introduce you to some of them and help you get to know them. I hope that meeting some of them enhances your understanding of how this industry operates and that you learn something helpful to your own business from their stories and insights.

Jason BrinkerhoffEven though you probably haven’t heard his name until right now, Jason Brinkerhoff has been involved in the scrapbooking industry for a dozen years, as part of a variety of companies that are familiar names to most scrapbookers. You might be surprised to hear that Northridge Publishing and Provo Craft have more in common than just Cricut Magazine.  In fact, the current President of Northridge Publishing actually helped develop the Cricut Machine… Continue Reading →

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Meredith Corp. Announces Scrapbooks Etc Magazine to Cease Publication [Updated]

Editor’s Note: Please note that this publication, Scrapbook Update, is a privately-owned website that is not affiliated in any way with Meredith Corp or Scrapbooks Etc. We are simply reporting on a news story affecting the scrapbook industry and are not affiliated in any way with the companies that we are reporting on. 

Meredith Corporation announced today that Scrapbooks Etc magazine will be ceasing publication after its August 2012 issue. The move has shocked industry observers, as the magazine’s circulation numbers have been the strongest in the industry over the past several years, based partially on its leveraging of strong newstand placement.

The announcement was made via a post by editor Michelle Rubin to the magazine’s blog. The blog posting said the closing decision by Meredith was made because “due to the longer term business forecast for the franchise and the industry, the corporation has chosen to cease publishing within this marketplace.”

The final issue of Scrapbooks Etc, August 2012, will go on sale June 19th and be available through August 14th. The magazine’s website will continue to offer content through that time period in support of the print issue.

There is no word from Meredith at this time regarding the fate of unfulfilled issues on subscriptions, but it is standard industry practice in magazine publishing that a publisher will either sell the subscriptions to a rival magazine title to be filled, or fill the remaining issues of subscriptions with another title from their own portfolio. Continue Reading →

Giveaway | Signature Series: Teresa Collins – Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway from Northridge Publishing for the Signature Series: Teresa Collins books! The winners have been chosen, and the lucky Teresa Collins fans are:

  • Linda
  • Pamela Palmer
  • Linda M.
  • Dolli N.
  • Janet in the Jaw
  • Bernice

All of the winners have been contacted by email already, so please check your inboxes! If you weren’t one of the winners,  Signature Series: Teresa Collins is available in both print form ($17.95) and digital form ($6.95) from the Northridge Publishing website.

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Giveaway | Teresa Collins Signature Series Idea Book

In case you missed the announcement late last year, Scrapbook Trends has recently launched a new book series called Signature Series. Each issue of the series focuses on one designer and their creativity in all sorts of various forms. And of course, since these are Northridge Publishing productions – there is page after page of absolutely beautiful sample photos.

The first Signature Series book focused on designer Teresa Collins. Known for her signature black and white vintage style, Collins has a company that bears her name as well as signature products (stamps, a stamp making machine) with several other companies. Her look is extremely distinctive, easily recognizable to her fans.

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Noteworthy | 12.16.2011

Inspiration is coming in 2012 – that much is clear from this week’s noteworthy stories. It is exciting to see that so many new opportunities for learning and being inspired are coming! I’m feeling confident that 2012 is going to be a very creative year. Lots of new classes are being announced, and news of a designer book series was revealed this week as well. Here are this week’s stories:

When the holiday dust clears and January is upon us, wouldn’t it be nice to have some inspiration from a great group of creative women? Nathalie Kalbach announced “Creative Jump Start Summit 2012″ , a free event coming in January:

A group of wonderful, inspiring and creative women from around the globe in the scrapbooking and mixed media fields have joined together for the Creative Jump Start Summit 2012. We are coming together to tell you how we get back into the creative groove and how we get our creative juices flowing. We want to share with you to help you jump start your creativity in 2012.

The event is free, and more information and the link to register can be found here. Continue Reading →

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