Retweet This: World's First Printed Social Media Magazine Now On Sale Nationwide at Barnes & Noble

World's first printed social media magazine, The Social Media Monthly, goes on sale nationally at Barnes & Noble, and overseas in eight countries.

Aug 16, 2011, 05:00 ET from The Cool Blue Company LLC

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington, DC-based technology group, The Cool Blue Company LLC announces world's first printed magazine dedicated to the exploration of social media now available nationally at Barnes & Noble booksellers, and international distribution in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. The Social Media Monthly is also available as a standalone flash digital e-zine and as a downloadable app in the iTunes store.

The Social Media Monthly is the world's first printed magazine to focus exclusively on the evolving technology area of social media. Featuring a specially designed cover by artist Yiying Lu (@YiyingLu), known for her famous drawings of the "Fail Whale" used by Twitter and the "Pale Whale" featuring Conan O'Brien. The cover has a bonus removable wall graphic, also designed by Yiying Lu, co-founder of Walls360, a company that creates amazing wall graphics for artists, designers, photographers and brands from around the world.

"We're very excited about our upcoming second issue. Our retail orders have increased 20% from the launch issue, and Canada now becomes our ninth country for international distribution," said Robert Fine, founder of Cool Blue Company.

The October issue will be featuring a cover design and special pull-out poster by DC based design firm JESS3. In addition, the second issue introduces a monthly column focusing on startups in the social media space produced by media company Tech Cocktail.

About The Cool Blue Company LLC

Robert Fine is the founder of Cool Blue Company, LLC, and author of "The Big Book of Social Media Case Studies, Stories, Perspectives." Robert has over 17 years experience as a systems and sales engineer with various companies including CMGI, Hughes Network Systems, and most recently as Senior Director of IT for Global Strategy & Development at Conservation International (CI). He is currently pursuing his PhD at George Mason University where he is researching links between investments in information technology and achieving conservation outcomes.

Robert Fine

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SOURCE The Cool Blue Company LLC