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Parent company Tinicum
Founded 1913
Founder Edward Rosenthal
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]


F+W Media is a special interest content provider and marketer of enthusiast magazines, books, conferences, trade shows, and interactive media properties.

F+W's special-interest categories include art, crafts, mixed media, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, graphic design, hunting.[1] In 2011 the Company entered the fiction market[8] with the acquisition of Tyrus Books.[9] In 2012, the company launched imprints in romance[10] (Crimson Romance) and young adult fiction[11] (Merit Press).[12]

Publications are organized around some 20 community-based units, each of which focuses on a particular special interest category. The company also publishes about 600 new book titles annually, and has a library of some 4000 titles.

Its brands are F&W Media International, Impact Books, Krause Publications, North Light Books, Writer's Digest and Interweave Press.

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