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FamilyFiction Launches Spin-Off Digital Magazine FamilyFiction Edge(January 20, 2012)
NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/20/12 -- Salem Communications Corporation a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values, announced today that FamilyFiction, the Christian fiction news source, is launching the all-new spin-off title FamilyFiction Edge. The bimonthly digital magazine FamilyFiction Edge will devote its attention to Christian storytellers in Suspense, Speculative Fiction, YA/Teen, Movies & DVDs, and Comics & Animation.
"From the beginning, the FamilyFiction brand has been devoted to the latest and greatest Christian fiction and family-friendly movies," notes FamilyFiction's editor, Chris Well. "By splitting our magazine coverage into two separate titles, each shining the spotlight in different directions of the broader field of Christian fiction, we make it even easier for readers to zero in on what they prefer."
Starting with the January/February 2012 issue, FamilyFiction digital magazine will narrow its focus each issue to Amish fiction, Historical fiction, Romance, Contemporary and Women's Fiction, and Children's books and DVDs. Top authors include Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis, Francine Rivers, Beth Wiseman, and Melody Carlson. FamilyFiction also covers film releases such as Courageous, from the makers of Fireproof; and The Lamp, adapted from the novel by Jim Stovall.
Starting with the February/March 2012 debut issue, FamilyFiction Edge digital magazine will focus on the latest releases in Suspense fiction, which includes thrillers, mysteries, and romantic suspense; Speculative fiction, which includes science fiction, fantasy, supernatural fiction, and end times thrillers; plus YA/Teen fiction, Movies & DVDs, and Comics & Animation. Top creators for these categories include Frank Peretti, Brandilyn Collins, Ted Dekker, Bryan Davis, Steven James, Donita K. Paul, and more. The Edge's film and DVD coverage will also include the latest from VeggieTales, the upcoming Left Behind movie, as well as the 2012 theatrical release The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The FamilyFiction brand also includes a comprehensive website, and the email newsletter FamilyFiction Weekly. For more information on the latest in Christian fiction, movies, comics, and DVDs, please visit the FamilyFiction website at http://www.FamilyFiction.com.
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. Upon completion of all announced transactions, the company will own and/or operate a national portfolio of 95 radio stations in 37 markets, including 59 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Salem also programs the Family Talk Christian-themed talk format on SiriusXM Radio, channel 131.
Salem also owns Salem Radio Network, a national radio network that syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliated radio stations and Salem Media Representatives, a national media advertising sales firm with offices across the country.
In addition to its radio broadcast business, Salem owns an Internet and a publishing division. Salem Web Network is a provider of online Christian and conservative-themed content and streaming and includes websites such as Christian faith focused Christianity.com, Questions and Answers about Jesus Christ at Jesus.org, Christian living focused Crosswalk.com®, online Bible at BibleStudyTools.com, Christian videos at GodTube.com, a leading website providing church media at WorshipHouseMedia.com and Christian radio ministries online at OnePlace.com. Additionally Salem owns conservative news leader Townhall.com® and conservative political blog HotAir.com, providing conservative commentary, news and blogging. Salem Publishing circulates Christian and conservative magazines such as Homecoming® The Magazine, YouthWorker Journal, The Singing News, FaithTalk Magazine, Preaching and Townhall Magazine. Xulon Press is a provider of self publishing services targeting the Christian audience.
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