Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.

Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. (HFM U.S.), originally known as CBS Publications, was a subsidiary of Hachette Filipacchi Médias (one of the world's largest magazine publishers), and was based in New York City.

Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.
Parent companyHachette Filipacchi Médias
SuccessorHearst Magazines
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
Publication typesMagazines, books
ImprintsFilipacchi Books



It was formed in 1972 as CBS Publications.[1] CBS expanded its magazine group by acquiring Fawcett Publications in 1977,[2] and the majority of the Ziff Davis magazines in 1984.[3] CBS Publications in 1982 sold Fawcett Publications to Ballantine Books while Popular Library was sold to Warner Communications.[2]

Executive Peter Diamandis acquired the division in 1987.[1] Hachette purchased Diamandis Communications in 1988.[4]

In May 2009, the company sold American Photo, Flying, Boating, Sound & Vision, and Popular Photography to the Bonnier Group.[5]

Hearst Magazines acquired Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. magazines along with most of Hachette Filipacchi's international magazines in May 2011.[6]

List of publications


From 1995 to 2001, the company also published the magazine George which was founded by John F. Kennedy Jr.

Other businesses

  • Hachette Filipacchi Custom Publishing, integrated marketing, database, market research
  • Hachette Enterprises
  • Filipacchi Books


  1. ^ a b Geraldine Fabrikant (July 14, 1987). "CBS Inc. to Sell Magazine Unit to its Executives". The New York Times. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Copyrights of Golden-Age Comics". Golden-Age Comic book Superheroes & Villains Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "CBS + Ziff = huge". Folio. February 1985. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  4. ^ Geraldine Fabrikant (April 14, 1988). "Hachette to Buy Magazine Publisher". The New York Times. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  5. ^ "Bonnier Corp. Acquires Five Magazine Brands from Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S." (Press release). Vocus. June 3, 2009. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  6. ^ "Hearst Leaps to New Level With Deal for Lagardere Magazine Portfolio". adage.com. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Hearst makes play for Hachette Filipacchi". Crain's New York Business. January 31, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  8. ^ The New York Times 1999 Time Inc. Unit to Buy Family Life Magazine
  9. ^ NY Daily News 1999 FAMILY LIFE MAGAZINE ADOPTED BY TIME INC. – "Family Life brings a circulation of 500,000, which Hartig said he hopes to push to the 1.1 million level of Disney competitor Family Fun"
  10. ^ Palazzolo, Joe; Hong, Nicole; Rothfeld, Michael; O'Brien, Rebecca Davis (November 9, 2018). "Donald Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal". The Wall Street Journal. The men's relationship dated to the 1990s, when Mr. Pecker's former employer, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, put out "Trump Style," a quarterly magazine for guests at Trump properties.
  11. ^ "Hachette signs up 'Trump Style'". Advertising Age. September 11, 1997.