Source Interlink Companies, Inc is an American magazine publishing and logistics company. It has a strong position in the automotive magazine sector, owning a variety of magazines including Motor Trend and Automobile.
In September 2012, it was announced that Source Interlink Media (SIM) made a strategic investment in San Francisco technology company CoverHound to power its insurance searches.
Through its GrindMedia action sports division, SIM acquired the suite of TransWorld brands that includes popular titles such as TransWorld Skateboarding and TransWorld Business in late May 2013.
On August 19, 2013, GrindMedia announced that production of Skateboarder will cease on October 15, 2013. A press release announced the discontinuation of the publication following the release of its third digital edition. Publisher Norb Garrett stated:
Unfortunately market conditions have forced us to have to make the difficult decision ... our Skateboarder team has worked incredibly hard producing a cutting-edge product that has been successful at reaching a larger audience online. We will take all of the learnings from Skateboarder’s efforts and apply them to TransWorld Skateboarding and our other brands as the digital model has demonstrated real promise.