Dauphin Media Group and HGTV Star Mike Holmes Announce the Successful U.S. Introduction of Holmes: the Magazine to Make it Right

"The Manual for Every Homeowner" is gaining over 1,000 new subscribers per week

Dec 28, 2010, 10:40 ET from Dauphin Media Group

NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dauphin Media Group is pleased to announce the successful introduction of Holmes: the Magazine to Make it Right within the US market. Distributed by Time Warner Retail, the first issue hit stands in November and is growing by an average of 1,000 new subscribers per week. The shelter publication is designed to serve as a manual for every homeowner.

The second issue, "All Things Green," hits newsstands on January 14, 2011 and will feature content including a Renovation Checklist that informs readers how to plan, budget and hire for the project. It will also showcase six green residences in North America, recommend 25 Ways to Green Your Home, and suggestions on how to Plant Your Roof. Regularly featured content includes an introduction from Mike Holmes, Disaster Letters, and Ask the Pro, for which various industry experts help solve readers' predicaments. The issue will be a total of 112 pages.

Advertisers include 3M, Arrow Fastener, Armstrong Flooring, Behr Paints, Belgard Stone, Benjamin Moore, Bobcat, Bosch Tools, Carrier, Climate Master, Convenience Products, Culligan Water, Delta Faucets, Duck Tape, Duradek, Eaton Electric Corp, GE Water Heaters, Gladiator Garage Works, Golden Eagle, Grace Construction, Gorilla Glue, Granite Transformations, Husquvarna, iRobot, the Iron Shop, Kilz Paint, Kinetico, Kohler, Lee Valley Tools, LiftMaster, Lumber Liquidators, Marvin Windows and Doors, Moen, Napoleon Fireplaces, Olympic Stains, Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters, Rust-Oleum, SaniFlo, Schlage, Schluter Systems, Shop-Vac, Smart Screen, Tempur-Pedic, Toto, Trane, Troy-Bilt, Velux Skylights, Whirlpool Appliances, and York Heating and Air Conditioning.  

The magazine is edited by Kelly Beamon, formerly of This Old House, Interior Design and Dow Jones. Its Creative Director is Nick Torello who led design teams at BusinessWeek and CondeNast where he oversaw the redesign of Parade, Golf Digest and other publications. He has also consulted for countless other magazines including Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Ferrari, Redbook, Rolling Stone, TV Guide, Us Weekly and many more. Holmes: the Magazine to Make it Right is published by Mike Dunphy, a former commercial contractor turned publisher, whose other magazine titles include Canadian Architecture and Design and the upcoming Male Perspective.

Holmes, The Magazine to Make It Right, was launched in November 2009 with an initial launch of 75,000 copies. Currently, it boasts a print run of 230,000 and growing.  Average sell-throughs are above 50%.  The magazine will soon be introduced in the United Kingdom and Australia.

About Mike Holmes:  Mike Holmes has been in the contracting business for over 20 years and is committed to integrity and quality craftsmanship. He is the host of "Holmes on Homes," and "Holmes Inspection," broadcast on HGTV in the United States and Canada and on other specialty channels around the world.  

About Dauphin Media Group:  Dauphin Media Group has offices in Toronto, Ontario and New York, New York The publisher of Holmes: the Magazine to Make It Right also publishes the successful Canadian Architecture & Design Magazine and will publish the upcoming title Male Perspective.


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