Owner of Melbourne and Sydney’s Child magazines, Copeland Publishing, goes into liquidation

The publisher of free parenting publications Sydney’s Child and Melbourne’s Child, Copeland Publishing, has gone into liquidation.

First published in 1989 by founders Joanna Love and Gillian Hund with a circulation of 20,000, the Sydney’s Child concept was expanded into Melbourne in 1993 with Brisbane, Newcastle, Perth and Adelaide following later.

In January Australia’s only childrens’ newspaper, Crinkling News, shut down after a series of fund raising efforts.

Copeland’s magazines had a circulation of 248,000 copies in May’s AMAA (Audited Media Association of Australia) survey with the publications distributed mainly though pharmacies, shopping centres and daycare facilities.

Along with the Child titles, Copeland also published Kids in Brisbane, Sunny Days Magazin, Kids In Perth, Kids in Sydney and Sydney’s Baby.

The company went into liquidation on May 15 and liquidator Isabella Nieuwland of BPS Recovery would not comment to Mumbrella on whether there were any plans to sell the titles or whether June editions would be published.

Mumbrella has sought to contact managing director Joanna Love about how many staff and creditors are affected.


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