The Magna Publishing Group is pleased to announce the purchase of three of the top men’s magazines in the marketplace. As part of the purchase agreement effective April 30, 2008, Magna will be publishing the print publications and operating the websites of the former Montcalm Publishing titles, Fox, Gallery and Lollypops, as well as the domain, GirlNextDoor.com, which is based on the popular modeling contest from Gallery.
The purchase of these titles solidifies the Magna Publishing Group as the premier and most prolific publisher of men’s sophisticate titles in the world today, and brings their current roster of titles published to 56. Magna also publishes such well-established titles such as Swank, Genesis, Velvet, Just 18, Gent, Leg World and many more.
“We are obviously pleased to acquire these major titles,” said Dan Davis, Editorial Director for Magna. “We know they are respected by both consumers and the industry and we look forward to not only continuing the quality of these publications, but also improving on various aspects in both the print and electronic mediums. We look forward to working with the industry in achieving these goals.”
Gallery began publishing in 1972 and is best known for its “Girl Next Door” amateur model contest, which has launched the careers of many magazine models and adult film stars, most notably the legendary Stacy Valentine, who at the time was an Oklahoma housewife.
Fox began its publishing history in 1983 and has gained a reputation of being one of the “hottest” magazines in the marketplace. It has also featured various adult film stars in its masthead, including Jill Kelly and the late Anna Malle.
Lollypops was launched in 2000 as a sister publication to Fox. The magazine features models between the ages of 18 and 20.
The first issues of the magazines under the Magna leadership will be on sale at newsstands worldwide in July, 2008, and will now be distributed by Curtis Circulation Company. The websites for these titles as well as GirlNextDoor.com will be available soon as part of the SwankDollars.com affiliate program.