Fast News for July 19, 2011

Fast News for July 19, 2011 SPD MEDIA MIX is our regular list of publication design, digital, and media news and updates. Please send your links and news items to SPD at and we'll add them to the Mix.

>> Books without Borders: After trying and failing to find a buyer, Borders Books & Music will close its remaining 400 stores across the country. At its peak, the chain operated over 1200 stores.

>> Rolling Stone Rolling? According to a report, Wenner Media, publishers of Rolling Stone, Us, and Men's Journal, is on the block and has been talking to a "major publisher" about acquiring the magazines for several months. In addition, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Readers Digest Association is for sale.

>> Return of El Sid: After nearly 4 years of editing the Southern lifestyle magazine, Garden & Gun, out of Charleston, South Carolina, Sid Evans is returning to his publishing roots as the Group Editor of Time Inc.'s Lifestyle Group (Cooking Light, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Sunset and This Old House). He will be based in Birmingham, Alabama.

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