Scooped: How bad is this? Hammock Publishing (what I do when I’m not blogging) wins a big national award and the Nashville Post gets the news posted before the rexblog does. That isn’t all bad, however, as the Nashville Post actually has readers.

Since the Nashville Post requires a subscription (and it’s a bargain, however, and well worth it), here is the news:

MyBusiness Magazine Wins Gold Eddie Award

Nashville, Tenn. – Hammock Publishing, custom publishers of corporate and association magazines, newsletters and online media, today announced that MyBusiness magazine has won a first-place Gold Eddie Award at the FOLIO: Show 2003 in New York, NY.
The Eddies

MyBusiness, which is produced bimonthly for the 600,000 members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), won the award in the category of “Association magazine, circulation six or more times a year.”

MyBusiness Oct/Nov 2003Presented by FOLIO: Magazine, the leading trade publication in the magazine industry, the Eddies judge how well each entry articulates and adheres to its editorial mission statement. Winners are determined by the title’s fulfillment of its mission, the quality of its content, and its overall design and production.

Rated by Fortune magazine as the nation’s most powerful business lobbying group, NFIB has relied on Hammock for more than a decade for a broad range of print publications and online services to enhance its member communications. The bimonthly MyBusiness features articles and interviews, tools and tips, and in-depth coverage of the latest small-business trends.

“Working with NFIB to publish MyBusiness for its members nationwide is a great privilege for Hammock Publishing,” said Rex Hammock, president of the company and editor of MyBusiness. “So, to be honored by FOLIO: for the magazine’s editorial excellence is icing on the cake.”

Other 2003 Gold Eddie Award winners include: TIME, for general interest/news; Bon Appetit, for epicurean; Health Magazine, for health/fitness; and National Geographic Traveler, for travel.

I don’t know what to say except I’d like to thank the academy and Sally Field for this honor.