Metro Global Media Launches Teen Magazine

Posted on May 14, 1999

Metro Global Media, Inc., a multimedia, mass-marketing enterprise, has announced the launch of Blast, a new consumer magazine from its celebrity/entertainment publishing company, Fanzine International, Inc. Blast is a glossy, 100 page monthly publication targeting female teens between the ages of 12 and 19.

Blast features pin-ups, photos and profiles of teen actors, singers and heartthrobs, with additional editorial focusing on fashion, beauty and advice. Blast is distributed through newsstands, supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, discount/department stores and other mass merchandisers. In addition, Blast is distributed direct to all major bookstore chains. The initial print run for Blast exceeds 250,000 copies.

"Blast is projected to create in excess of $2.5 million dollars in annual revenues for Fanzine International, Inc., helping the company on its rise as the fastest-growing publishing company in North America," said Robert Maiello, president of Fanzine International, Inc.

Fanzine International, Inc. is a New York City-based publishing company that focuses on mass-market consumer lifestyle and celebrity-driven entertainment magazines. Other Fanzine International, Inc. publications include: Celebrity Style, Teen Celebrity, Gym, Burn, Celebrity Style 101 Hairstyles, and many more.

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