Vaporzine roundup: The NY Daily News’ Paul Colford (Hot Copy) rounds up a “lengthening list” of magazines that will may launch later this year, or, what on the rexblog, we call vaporzines. One of the titles, Reality Bites Check, a magazine from Primedia focusing on reality TV shows and contestants (and a sure sign of the Apocalypse), launched this week, making what on the rexblog, we call an ex-vaporzine.
Other vaporzines mentioned by Colford:
American Thunder, a monthly targeting men who love Nascar racing and other guy pursuits, such as salt-water fishing, will hit newsstands next month. published by American Content Inc., bankrolled by Clarium Capital Management, the investment vehicle of Peter Thiel, former PayPal CEO. (I couldn’t find a magazine website, but you can get a free subscription here
Bauer Publishing: Soap Previews – a digest-size monthly on TV soaps.
American Media: Living Fit, for women 45 and up (March)
Life (relaunched as a weekend newspaper supplement)
An as yet, unnamed women’s magazine that would sell primarily in Wal-Mart
Gruner + Jahr USA: Gala, a European celebrity mag.
And there are all those men shopping magazine vaporzines floating around also.