Hearst Magazines to launch Cosmopolitan in Singapore

New York : Cosmopolitan, the world’s leading young women’s magazine, will launch an edition in Singapore with the September 2011 issue, on newsstands August 15, today announced Duncan Edwards, president & CEO of Hearst Magazines International (HMI). Cosmopolitan Singapore will be published in partnership with ACP Magazines.

The best-selling magazine in its category, Cosmopolitan has more than 60 international editions, in addition to its U.S. flagship, having most recently launched in Azerbaijan in June 2011. The magazine is published in 35 languages and distributed in over 100 countries, making it one of the most dynamic brands worldwide.

“The Cosmopolitan brand has been very successful around the world and we’re pleased to be partnering with ACP magazines to roll out an edition in Singapore,” said Edwards.

Cosmopolitan Singapore will appeal to young, stylish women interested in advice and features on relationships, fashion, beauty and entertainment. Deborah Tan has been named editor in chief and the magazine will have an initial circulation of 40,000, with a cover price of S$5.00.

“We have identified an audience of independent, opinionated women in Singapore that no other magazine is currently targeting,” said Tan. “These women work hard, play even harder, and love living life their way. We are confident that Cosmopolitan will resonate very well with them.”

The debut issue will be celebrated at a launch event for partners, advertisers and influencers from the worlds of entertainment and fashion, taking place on August 11 in Singapore.

About Hearst Magazines International
As the largest U.S. publisher of magazines worldwide, Hearst Magazines International, a unit of Hearst Corporation, publishes more than 300 editions for distribution in more than 100 countries. Major titles include powerful brand equities like Cosmopolitan and ELLE, both international super-brands with more editions than any other women’s magazines in the world; ELLE DÉCOR, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics, and Seventeen. In addition, Hearst Magazines International publishes other titles through joint ventures, including Men’s Health and Runner’s World in the U.K., Grazia and Madison in Australia, and The Robb Report in Russia and China. In Great Britain, a wholly-owned subsidiary, Hearst Magazines UK, publishes 24 magazines and 22 digital assets. Hearst Magazines publishes 20 titles in the U.S.

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