The About Group Launches the Everything™ Series on NetPlaces.com

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2011) – The About Group (about.com) today announced the launch of the bestselling Everything™ Series from Adams Media on NetPlaces.com, publishing content from the series on topics ranging from diet and fitness to career advice and language guides. Adams Media is a division of F+W Media, Inc.

The site currently features nearly 400 books online with 800 total titles expected by the end of the year. The current books featured include a wide selection of topics such as pets, green living, budgeting, and travel. In addition, users are able to purchase select books via NetPlaces.com.

Many of the titles are authored by independent subject matter Guides offering content on About.com, further providing users with the high-quality content they have come to expect from About.com.

“The launch of The Everything™ Series on NetPlaces.com brings offline content online in a more robust way, providing users with additional access to high-quality content,” said Marc Goldberg, senior vice president, business development, About.com.

“This collaboration with About.com further fulfills the F+W Media strategy as a delivery-agnostic content provider,” said David Nussbaum, Chairman & CEO, F+W Media, Inc. “We view our entire content portfolio with a multi-prong approach – print, online, educational programs, events, and more.”

The NetPlaces.com collaboration includes both an advertising sales and ecommerce component. F+W Media owns and operates 26 enthusiast-focused ecommerce stores. 

About The About Group

The About Group comprises the Web sites About.com, ConsumerSearch.com and CalorieCount.com.  About.com is a valuable platform for content that helps users solve the large and small needs of everyday life. ConsumerSearch.com analyzes expert and user-generated consumer product reviews and recommends the best products to purchase based on the findings. CalorieCount.com is an online resource that helps users solve the everyday challenges of losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.

The About Group is part of The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com.  The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

Contact: Stacie Berger, Communications Director, F+W Media, Inc.
sberger@fwmedia.com