Reed Elsevier’s interim results are a swallow for summer

Reed Elsevier’s first quarter 2013 statement is encouraging reading.  Not only for RE’s shareholders but for the whole sector of publishers and information providers. Revenue growth was in line with 2012 which was 4%.  Even better, underlying profit growth in 2012 was 6%. Shareholder sweetener The shareholders are getting a sweetener: £181 million has been Read More

What makes a great magazine cover?

Excellent cover this week from Country Life.  It has all the elements: the image of the cottage; the innuendo in “Somewhere for the weekend”; the announcement that Prince Charles will be a guest editor; chocolate; and love. Plus all that property porn in 61 pages.  It should fly off the shelves. Enter our picture-caption competiton Read More