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First on FBNY: Time Inc. Shutters Custom Pub Fortune Small Business

fsb.jpgAlthough Time Inc. has said that it will not shutter any publications as part of the restructuring it is undergoing right now, FishbowlNY has learned exclusively that the magazine publisher has decided to close American Express-owned custom pub Fortune Small Business. A Time Inc. spokesperson confirmed that the magazine will no longer be produced by the company’s Content Solutions division.

The magazine, which was sent directly to a group of one million Amex cardholders, just closed its last issue last week. A tipster also told FBNY one person lost their job as part of the closure. (See update below.)

Earlier this year, Time Inc. suspended publication of Time spin-of Style & Design and shuttered Southern Accents.

We’re also starting to get some news trickling in of layoffs starting at Time Inc. A spy reports that 12 editorial staffers at Time and eight at People have been asked to volunteer to leave. (Check out the memo here) Know more? Drop us a line.

Update: The New York Times has found a document Time Inc. has filed with the New York State Department of Labor giving notice that it will cut 280 jobs between now and the end of January. This is fewer than the 400 to 500 that have previously been projected, but we’ll see how it develops from here.

Another Update: Although earlier in the day we heard that only one person had been laid off in connection with FSB‘s closing, another tipster informed us later that the number could be as high as eleven — a fact that the Times just reported, citing an unnamed Times Inc. exec. The new number includes five full-time employees and six hourly staffers, who produced content that was also published on, making up much of its small business content.

Earlier: Time Inc Layoffs: Sports Illustrated Hit First, More To Come

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Report: More Than 100 Magazines Shuttered In Last Three Months

cookie cover.jpgUpdating its numbers from a few months ago,, an online database of American and Canadian periodicals, reports that more than 100 magazines have folded in the past three months, bringing the total number of pubs tracked by Mediafinder that have been shuttered this year to 383.

These latest numbers do not include the four magazines folded by Condé Nast last week, but they do include Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., and Time Inc.‘s Style & Design and Southern Accents.

However, in the last three months, 72 new magazine have launched — including titles like Afar.

The numbers also show that regional magazines are closing more frequently than other categories, but they are they most frequently launched types of magazines as well. This is the same news that came out of Mediafinder back in July — so it appears that 2009 overall has been a big year for regional mags. Business-to-business magazines have also been in flux, accounting for 75 of the new launches since January and 130 of the closures. (24 b-to-b mags also went from print to online only in 2009, Mediafinder said.)

As the number of shuttered mags add up, we can be heartened by the fact that some pubs are taking a chance and launching in this harsh climate. They’re just simply not launching as quickly as they’re folding.

Earlier: More Evidence That The Magazine Industry Is In Trouble