The Association of Magazine Media


Englewood Cliffs, NJ (December 3, 2015) – Bauer Media Group USA, the No. 1 seller of magazines at retail in the country, today announces that Simple Grace magazine has been named the “Hottest Magazine of the Year” by Media Industry Newsletter (MIN).

Simple Grace, a first-of-its-kind monthly inspirational magazine, was honored with the coveted award during the MIN Most Intriguing and Hottest Launch Awards ceremony at the Grand Hyatt in NYC on December 3.

“We are thrilled to have received this prestigious award,” editor-in-chief of Simple Grace, Carol Brooks said. “By pairing inspiring real life stories with a daily devotional, Simple Grace breaks new publishing ground, delivering the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of Christian faith in one beautifully compact package.”

MIN, in conjunction with Samir Husni (known as ‘Mr. Magazine’) acknowledges 30 new magazine launches at the annual event, awarding one magazine the top honor.  The recognition of Simple Grace as Hottest Magazine Launch of the Year continues the tradition established by Bauer’s US titles – In Touch receiving the award in 2002, Life & Style in 2004 and Closer Weekly tying for the title in 2014.

Ian Scott, President Bauer Media Sales, Inc., said: “Simple Grace represents a unique opportunity for advertisers to reach a passionate, engaged reader within the context of a warm, nurturing editorial environment. There is currently no other title of this sort which is accessible to consumers at mass retail outlets.”

In a post about the magazines honored today, Husni said: “Bauer didn’t just use emotional facts for their reasoning behind the introduction of a daily devotional magazine into their repertoire of titles. Between readers’ response from First for Women (a magazine that Carol has directed as editor-in-chief for the last 13 years), and the intense research on the market of what was and was not out there, Simple Grace was born from their reader’s desires to include God more as a part of their daily lives. Audience first is not only a Mr. Magazine™mantra, but Bauer’s as well.”

About Bauer Media Group  

The Bauer Media Group is one of the most successful media companies in the world. More than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products, and 100 radio and TV stations reach millions of people around the globe. The company's portfolio also includes printing companies, postal services and services in the fields of distribution, marketing and media sales. With a new global positioning strategy, the Bauer Media Group underscores its passion for people and brands. The claim "We think popular." highlights the Bauer Media Group's perception of itself as a publisher of popular media and provides inspiration and motivation to its more than 11,000 employees in 20 countries.

Thursday, December 3, 2015