Kable Distribution Services, Inc.

Kable Distribution Services, Inc. KDS is a full-service single-copy magazine distributor with over 80 years of industry experience. Kable Media Services Inc.

Kable Distribution Services (KDS) distributes a diverse genre of titles domestically and internationally through networks of local magazine wholesalers and direct-to-retail distributors. With over 1,000 employees, Kable is capable of providing all the circulation needs of its publishers, including newsstand distribution, direct to retail, subscription fulfillment, lettershop services, product fulf

illment, list services and graphic arts. Kable currently has over 200 publishers in its newsstand business unit, representing over 600 clients. Internationally, we represent approximately 110 publishers, comprised of over 425 publications. Since its inception in 1932, Kable has continued on a steady path of growth. A focus on teamwork that extends from Kable employees to our long list of clients and partners has proven to be the critical ingredient in our formula for success. Kable looks forward to bringing new and innovative ideas to today's highly competitive marketplace. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AMREP Corporation, a major landholder and a leading developer of real estate in New Mexico. It is the founder of Rio Rancho, which is the fourth largest city in New Mexico, and the focus of its current activity is on the entitlement, development and sale of land in Rio Rancho for residential, industrial and commercial uses. AMREP Corporation was organized in 1961 and has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange, symbol "AXR", since 1972.


#1 Best-Selling Hair & Beauty Magazine

Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide celebrates 36 years of being the #1 best-selling hair and beauty magazine in the history of publishing with this big November issue featuring Readers' Poll Best-Styled star Carrie Underwood on the cover along with other winners. This edition also looks back at style through the years and then moves forward into the in-demand trends of today. What else? Over $12,000 worth of free beauty products! A must-have collector's edition. Look for it on newsstands September 16!

Kable is extremely proud of this long-time partnership and is sincerely grateful to SHG for the kind words in the Editorial featured in this issue. Looking forward to (at least) another 36!


Memorial Day represents the traditional start of the outdoor cooking season. Who doesn't love a good Memorial Day celebration? It's the perfect way to kick-off the beginning of a great summer ... and, of course, it's usually filled with all sorts of yummy BBQ food! Be ready with your copy of Barbecue America Magazine…on newsstands now!


Calling all pitmasters and backyard BBQers! Just in time for BBQ season, Kable Distribution Services is proud to announce the HOTTEST launch of the year – the premier issue of Barbecue America Magazine! On sale April 29th!

Barbecue America is the authoritative and reliable news source for all-things barbecue. This new bi-monthly magazine features interviews with legendary pitmasters, their tips and recipes, reviews of the best barbecue restaurants, wine and beer pairings, and a unique perspective on the latest in the world of barbecue. Whether you’re a BBQ-beginner or a grilling aficionado, be sure to pick up the premier issue when it hits newsstands next week.


On sale now! The Nail It Summer Preview features nautical nail art ideas just in time for summer and 60 super easy polka-dot manicures that are sure to brighten up any summer barbecue. Get your well manicured hands on this issue today!


Congratulations Rider Magazine!

Celebrate 40 years of RIDER. Reminisce with a Special Anniversary Section, then keep things rolling with a monster Ducati 1200 S, a Honda/Kawasaki bagger battle and a stunning new Favorite Ride in volcano country. Look for this special edition on sale April 1st.


Are you ready for a brand new look for spring? Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide, the #1 best-selling hair and beauty magazine, has must-have makeovers to update your style for the new season!

On sale today, the June/July issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide features Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and her headline making pixie cut on the cover. In this issue you will also find the best in trends from gorgeous curls to flirty fringe, the hottest short cuts, tips for faster blow-drying, and over $11,000 in beauty products!

Be sure to jump start your spring look with this new issue today!


We just received the following press release from Inflight Digital regarding an exciting new program. Inflight Digital was created to provide all publishers (regardless of size and budget) affordable access to millions of consumers who travel through airports in the United States (and selected international destinations) each year. Every consumer who has downloaded the Inflight Reader app receives a pop up reminder as soon as she/he enters an airport terminal. A virtual newsstand is at their fingertips, and any magazine(s) displayed can be downloaded and read for a period of 24 hours. Single copy and subscription sales will, of course, be generated as a result of this 24 hour taste of your content.

Executives from KDS met with Inflight Digital CEO Ed Young last week. We will be sharing more specifics on the publisher participation portion of this program as it becomes available.

In the interim, please read the following press release, and feel free to download the appropriate Inflight Reader app for your device, especially if you plan to be in an airport soon.

iTunes - http://appstore.com/inflightreader
Google - http://bit.ly/1dUYQh0
Amazon - http://amzn.to/1iF5WWP


Get ready for spring with
Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide, the #1 best-selling hair and beauty magazine!

On sale now, the May issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide features Veronica Mars' star Kristen Bell and award-winning trendsetter Jennifer Lawrence on the cover. This edition also features over $10,000 in free beauty products, hundreds of the best new looks for spring, celebrity beauty interviews, the biggest trends on the International scene and more. Sure to be a sellout!

What are you waiting for? Get to your retailer before they're gone!


Premier Issue
Rescue Me
The World of Animal Adoption

More than just a magazine about pets, Rescue Me is the national voice for companion animal welfare, a topic dear to the hearts of millions of people who have adopted dogs, cats, horses and other animals. Celebrity dog trainer and author Tamar Geller and her rescue dogs grace the Premier issue on sale Feb. 18th.


It is with profound sadness that Kable Distribution Services announces the loss of our dear friend and co-worker, Carol Mack Zechman, who departed this life early this morning. Beloved wife of Bill Zechman, recently retired Senior Vice President of Kable Distribution Services; loving mother of Lisa, Brian, Kevin(Lois), Keith Zechman, and Alison Gordon(John); dear grandmother of Taylor and Jack; beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and great aunt.

The essence of Carol is best summed up by the following tribute from niece Lori Kohout Burkert (used with permission):

My beautiful Aunt Carol and her soul mate, husband, best friend...Uncle Bill. There are simply not enough adjectives to describe her...she truly was and forever will be one of the most beautiful, genuine, loving, compassionate , exemplary women I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Even in her pain she did all she could to ease the pain she saw in others... Reassuring, loving, and reminding us that this is not our home. She was my aunt, my God mother, but most of all she was my friend... And a mentor in so many ways. The amazing thing is that EVERYONE would echo these sentiments...That she was their FRIEND. She has left a legacy that will never be forgotten through her 5 beautiful children, and 2 grandchildren and all who loved her. Thank you Lord for placing such beautiful lights in our lives. Thank you Lord for the gift of Carol Mack Zechman.

Visitation Thursday 4-8PM at Jardine Funeral Home, 15822 Pearl Rd, Strongsville, OH. Funeral Mass Friday 9:30AM St. Bartholomew Church, Middleburg Heights, OH. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Hospice Fund, 18659 Drake Rd, Strongsville OH 44136. www.jardinefh.com


From I-5 Publishing comes the premier issue of Ready, Set, Rescue – Your Essential Guide to Adopting a Pet! In this issue, you will discover how to find the pet of your dreams, get tips from experts and read real-life rescue stories that will warm your heart. This issue is on sale January 28.


Dinner following a successful meeting with I-5 Publishing on the left coast this week. Participants gathered around the table (l-r): Nicole Fabian, June Kikuchi, Stephanie Ivolella, Rick Bohs, Bob Peterson, Shelly Moustafa, Chip Smith, Mark Harris, Mike Duloc, Tom Schuster, Greg Wolfe, Beth Reynolds and Brian Theveny.


Certain to boost sales, check out the new redesign of Western Shooting Horse magazine. The Feb/Mar issue is on sale January 21.


Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide ... #1 Best-Selling Hair & Beauty Magazine!

The March 2014 edition of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide features Hayden Panettiere of the top-rated television show, Nashville. Inside are pages of New Year makeovers and new hairstyle ideas just in time for 2014! As a bonus, there’s over $11,000 in free beauty products, plus the best product news and do-it-yourself styling ideas.

This issue is sure to be a newsstand sell out, so check your local retailer before they're gone!


Kable NY would like to congratulate one of our own and wish Melissa Castellano and Joe Auffermann all of the best as they embark on the lifelong adventure known as parenthood! The proud couple are expecting a baby boy around the end of January! Good luck!


In Craft Ideas, formerly Crafts ‘n Things magazine, you’ll find the latest products, trends and crafting techniques to reach your creative potential. Look for the Spring issue on newsstands tomorrow, January 7.


Mrs. Claus and her personal elf visited the Kable NYC offices to distribute gifts and good cheer!


As we partake of the delightful repast to celebrate the Christmas season, the NY office staff and management would like to extend to our clients, customers and many friends our best wishes for a happy, safe and healthy holiday season!


The #1 Best-Selling Sophisticate’s Black Hair & Beauty Magazine Presents:

The February edition of the award-winning Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles & Care Guide features mega-hot recording artist Ciara on the cover. Also featured is an inset showcasing a pull-out mini magazine for the trendsetting naturalistas who love their braids & naturals. Our Reader Makeover winner is revealed along with our Atlanta celebrity stylist from Atlanta Housewives’ fame—Derek J! This edition also features over $11,800 in free beauty products and hundreds of new styles and do-it-yourself features. The must-have issue is guaranteed to sell-out quickly when enhanced by cross-platform promotion on the publication’s social media outlets; including promotion with over 500,000 Facebook fans!


Get your latest issue of Hip Hop Weekly set to go on-sale November 26!

Once again, Hip Hop Weekly is ahead of the curve on a major mainstream celebrity news story, this time involving the most popular and powerful couple in entertainment today---Jay Z & Beyonce. Recently named by Forbes as the highest-earning celebrity couple of the year with over $95 million in earnings, this couple that once seemed invincible is experiencing serious marital woes. They have allegedly agreed to a trial separation period, and Beyonce has been quoted by insiders as saying that she "feels like a single mom" because Jay Z has been out touring and clubbing, leaving Beyonce and their daughter Blue Ivy alone on her own highly successful world tour. Don't miss out!


Give us 5 minutes and we will show you a digital version...

The overall publisher response to our magMaker Editions digital application announcement has been brisk. More and more publishers now have a low cost digital product already for sale via many different sources such as iTunes, Amazon, Nook, etc... Do you?

If not, magMaker Editions is what you need! You simply download PDF's of your pages to a platform prepared by magMaker Editions and you are ready to go with a digital replica of your print version.

Bells and Whistles? We have those as well but let's get you started with a live demo right away! Please respond back at your earliest convenience and we will set you up live with a digital edition.

Contact us today for more information!


The #1 Best-Selling
Hair & Beauty Magazine/Holiday Edition - On sale November 12th! The February edition, on sale at newsstands everywhere, of the award-winning Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide features chart-topping songstress Katy Perry on the vibrant pink and gold cover! Readers get the exclusive look at the singers new, sophisticated style—in time for the holiday season ahead. This edition also features an exclusive mini-magazine showcasing the best looks modeled by this season’s hottest celebrities, holiday makeovers, over $11,500 in free beauty products and hundreds of new styles and do-it-yourself features. The must-have issue is guaranteed to sell-out quickly when enhanced by cross-platform promotion on the publication’s social media outlets.


Kable Distribution Services announces the retirement of Ginny Stocker. Ginny has been a key employee with Kable for more than 30 years, working in both the Transportation Department and the Mail Room, serving in several supervisory positions. An open house honoring Ginny will be held Friday, November 1 at 2pm at Kable Square, 16 South Wesley Ave, Mt Morris, IL. We cordially invite all those who work with or have previously worked with her to stop by to offer congratulations. Ginny was one of the best coworkers anyone could ever ask for. Now she can unwind her mind and spend quality time with family and best friends. Ginny, your many friends at Kable wish you the best of everything in life.


KDS was pleasantly surprised with a visit to the NY offices by the newly married Manager of Transportation Services, Heidi Cleaveland! Belated congrats from your NY family!


Get your copy now! Readers of the #1 Best-Selling Black Beauty Magazine, Sophisticate's Black Hair, get the exclusive deets on Bravo's top-rated star—NeNe Leakes—wedding style as showcased during on the series I Dream of NeNe.


Congratulations, Stephanie Ivolella, on your 25th Anniversary with Kable!!


The Birthday Club ... celebrating birthdays recently past and shortly upcoming with an impromptu breakfast this morning at the New York office. From left: Chip Smith, Stephanie Ivolella, Cally Zavolas, Candida Cubero, Lourdes Tavares, Myra Santos and Jim Roberts. Happy Birthday, everyone!


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...


New York is slowly recovering from the devastation unleashed by Hurricane Sandy last week. The Kable NY offices will reopen Monday morning (Nov 5) for the first time since the storm pummeled the city. Power was restored to the area around 14 Wall Street late Friday night/early Saturday morning and on Saturday afternoon the office was "prepped" for the return of NY staff. Computer equipment is up and running and the phone system is online. Mass transit to the area is currently running near-regular service on most lines, so the morning commute should be uneventful. One caveat: the steam system will not be turned on until mid-week at the earliest so employees are advised to dress warmly and bring a light jacket or sweater for additional warmth/comfort. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!


Recent visit to Kable NYC offices from Mt. Morris (photo courtesy of Bella Stebbins)


A recent visit with Centauro Publishing in Miami ~ Great line of Spanish titles!


New York, NY

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


(212) 705-4600


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Kable friends, I just spoke with David Goodman, who wanted to express how much he enjoyed working with the different folks at Kable over the years. He spoke highly of our competence and how pleasant we were to work with. His first exposure to newsstand was with Kable and we were like family to him.