George Hirsch of Runner's World tells me that tomorrow they'll launch an edition in Spain with a local partner and a circ of 15,000. George is the mag's founder; it's now a Rodale property and has nearly a dozen other foreign editions in markets from Germany to Australia.
Child is doing a breakfast promotion this Wednesday at FAO Schwarz on Madison Ave.
The Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing folks are gloating over getting Jan Studin of Hachette Filipacchi Magazines to be VP-publisher of G&J's Parents Group. At Hachette she was publisher of Woman's Day. It's the Franco-Prussian War all over again right here on American turf. Dan Brewster and Jack Kliger, sabers at the ready!
Steve Giannetti of National Geographic says its newsstand special ("100 Best Pictures"), which went on sale Nov. 1, ended up selling about 300,000 copies, an 18% bonus over the guarantee to advertisers
More (Meredith Corp.) has done a hardcover book "Fifty Celebrate Fifty," all about turning the big five-oh on the part of 50 extraordinary-their word-women. Connie Collins put it together and did the interviews. Lots of pix and it costs $29.95. A Myrna Blyth inspiration, I would think. Book party's Wednesday with Susan Sarandon chairing at the Puck Building in downtown Manhattan.
At Fairchild's Jane, Andrea Rosengarten becomes both editor and managing ed. She had been M.E. and reports to Jane (Herself) Pratt.
Big doings on Central Park South where the old St. Moritz Hotel morphs into a new The Ritz-Carlton Hotel this spring after four years of loving labor, redoing and redecorating. Views of the park are still the same, still great.
Golf and Sports Illustrated's Golf Plus will merge Web sites.
I love Christie Hefner and like the old man, but will someone please get Hugh out of the damned PJs and into a proper suit at his age?