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Founders of LiveAuctioneers.com, industry experts launch Style Century Magazine

10-30-2007 06:06 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: QM4G

Founders of LiveAuctioneers.com, industry experts launch

NEW YORK – QM4G Media in Oct. launched a new digital publication called Style Century Magazine, which showcases interior and exterior environments through art, design elements and decorative objects from all eras. The publication is a product of LiveAuctioneers.com founders, Julian Ellison and John Ralston, along with art and antique industry veterans Catherine Saunders-Watson and Jim Bunte. Together, the four are partners in QM4G Media, which also launched the digital publication Toy Collector Magazine earlier this year. The stunning new online magazine is available free of charge on the 1st of every month, by simply registering at www.StyleCenturyMagazine.com.

Because of the business relationship between QM4G Media and LiveAuctioneers.com, the premier online destination for participation in live auctions worldwide, Style Century Magazine utilizes LiveAuctioneers.com's millions of fully-illustrated lots and auction data to create rich content for its readers, with input from the far-reaching realms of art, architecture and interior design. Under the editorial direction of Saunders-Watson and creative direction of Bunte, Style Century Magazine casts a wide net, with an equal reverence for old-school craftsmanship and the vitality of newly hatched contemporary design.

"After the overwhelmingly successful launch of Toy Collector Magazine in April, we received countless emails from subscribers thanking us for creating a publication that directly relates to the items they are passionate about," said Ellison, the CEO of both LiveAuctioneers.com and QM4G Media. "We expect the same type of reception for Style Century Magazine, which launched today with more than 200,000 subscribers."

"The publishing industry is changing rapidly as readers increasingly turn to the Internet for their news and entertainment information," said Saunders-Watson, who is editor-in-chief of both Style Century Magazine and Toy Collector Magazine. She and Bunte are co-publishers of both titles. "With few exceptions, the most successful magazines of the future will be published digitally and provided free of charge to subscribers in a format that is immediately available to them.”

Both Bunte and Saunders-Watson bring decades of combined industry experience and unique credentials to the magazine. They have tapped their worldwide network of specialists and freelance writers to bring exceptional content to the magazine's pages. Bunte has served as editor of both Collecting Toys Magazine and Classic Toy Trains Magazine, both published by Kalmbach, and was VP Design for Lionel LLC. Bunte also co-founded Lineup Technologies, a Los Angeles company that was a forerunner to YouTube. He also has produced numerous books and multimedia projects on a variety of collecting-related topics. Saunders-Watson has held several prominent editorial positions within the industry, including antiques and collecting columnist for the London Times News Group newspapers, editor of Antique Trader and National editor for the London Daily Mail Group's U.S.-based antiques trade publication AntiqueWeek. She also worked as an art and antiques freelancer for many years, and in 2005 co-authored The Vendue Masters, a landmark book about the early history of auctions in Philadelphia. She owns SaundersWatson Media, a long-established boutique public relations firm that specializes in companies involved with antiques and the arts.

Saunders-Watson formed a key consultancy relationship with LiveAuctioneers.com that helped pave the way for the establishment of QM4G media and its publications. To this day, her firm continues to produce the internationally read LiveAuctioneers.com weekly e-newsletter.

"The thought process that led to the launch of these two groundbreaking magazines has been many years in the making," said Saunders-Watson. "Julian, John, Jim and I have known for some time that digital publishing is the way of the future, and QM4G media was able to come together at the ideal time to put our own industry on the cutting edge."

QM4G
100 Crossways Park Drive West
Suite 214
Woodbury, New York 11797
Adam M. Hargis
adam.hargis@liveauctioneers.com

About QM4G
QM4G Media publishes cutting-edge digital magazines covering antiques, collectibles, fine and decorative arts, lifestyle / interior décor and pop culture. Each of our richly graphic publications features authoritative articles written by experienced journalists who are specialists in their fields. All of our publications are free digital downloads — the future of specialty publishing is here.

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