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Parent company Tinicum
Founded 1913
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City, New York
Publication types Magazines, Books
No. of employees 700
Official website www.fwmedia.com

F+W, formerly F+W Publications and F+W Media, is a media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.

Founded in 1913, F+W publishes magazines, books, digital products including e-books and e-magazines, produces online video, offers online education, and owns and operates 21 e-stores, as well as consumer and trade shows.[1]

The company grew though a series of acquisitions, including book publisher David & Charles, Krause Publications in 2002, Horticulture magazine, and Adams Media in 2003.[2] The private equity firm ABRY Partners purchased F+W in 2005.[3] On August 1, 2012 F+W Media acquired Interweave, an arts and crafts media company based in Loveland, Colorado.[4] In 2014, F+W Media acquired New Track Media, renamed itself F+W, and was acquired by the private equity company Tinicum.[5][6][7]

Consumer categories[edit]

F+W focuses on many special-interest categories, including art, crafts, mixed media, writing, genealogy, antiques & collectibles, graphic design, hunting, and more.[1] In 2011 the Company entered the fiction market with the acquisition of Tyrus Books[8] In 2012, the Company launched imprints in Romance[9] (Crimson Romance) and Young Adult fiction (Merit Press).[10]


F+W Media is a special interest content provider and marketer of enthusiast magazines, books, conferences, trade shows, and interactive media properties. Publications are organized around some 20 community-based units, each of which focuses on a particular special interest category, such as crafts, writing, fine arts, design, and sports. The company also publishes about 600 new book titles annually, and has a library of some 4,000 titles. In addition, F + W owns special interest publisher Adams Media.


Magazine titles[edit]


  1. ^ a b "F&W Publications Retains Veronis, Suhler & Associates to Explore Strategic Options". Business Wire. 1999. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  2. ^ Baker, Don (2002). "F&W INC. TO ACQUIRE PUBLISHER KRAUSE". The Cincinnati Post. Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  3. ^ Newberry, Jon (2005). "F&W PUBLICATIONS NOW OWNED BY MEDIA GROUP". The Cincinnati Post. Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  4. ^ "F+W Media Announces Acquisition of Interweave". Press Release. F+W Media. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  5. ^ F+W Media Buys New Track Media
  6. ^ F+W Media Undergoes Corporate Rebrand
  7. ^ F+W Sells Majority Stake to Private Investment Firm Tinicum
  8. ^ "Publishers Weekly". Publishers Weekly. 27 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Digital Imprints Take Root". Publishers Weekly. 
  10. ^ "Publishers Weekly". Publishers Weekly. 8 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Weavingtoday.com
  12. ^ Knittingdaily.com
  13. ^ F+W Media Acquires Script Magazine from Final Draft Inc. - M and A and Finance @ FolioMag.com
  14. ^ Spinningdaily.com

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