The Publishing Business Group Announces Winners of 2013 Publishing Innovator of the Year
Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Publishing Innovator of the Year Awards. This award recognizes publishing companies who have demonstrated significant innovation in the past year. A winner is chosen from each of the following three categories: book, magazine, and STM (scientific, technical, & medical) publishers. Previous winners include HarperCollins, Scholastic, Time Inc., Esquire, and Hachette Book Group.
This year's winners are: Active Interest Media, Sourcebooks and the American Physical Society. The awards were presented to the winners during a ceremony on September 23rd at the 2013 Publishing Business Conference & Expo in New York. Please see below for details about the winning companies.
Active Interest Media (AIM) AIM publishes some of the leading consumer enthusiast magazines, including Yoga Journal, Backpacker, and Yachts International, magazines which endeavor to help people unite their passions with their careers. The Boulder-based company has rapidly grown to become a 50-magazine multimedia business in only a decade's time. The outdoorsy brand has made quite a few acquisitions in 2013 alone: In June it acquired Ski and Skiing magazines and in early September it announced the acquisition of Oxygen, Clean Eating, and MuscleMag International. A recent acquisition, Warren Miller Entertainment, is an entirely new platform for the company, and plans are in the works to create branded television and video through Warren Miller Entertainment that will have applications for groups such as the Marine Group, Active Living Group, Equine Group, and Outdoor Group. AIM also produces books, conferences, and trade shows. The company has even moved into insurance, offering yoga teachers liability insurance through BenefitsPlus with a subscription to Yoga Journal and a special newsletter. USRyder also provides a number of benefits and discounts to people with horses, including towing insurance. Active Interest Media is constantly looking for new ways to expand its business.