WASHINGTON (Oct. 27, 2015)—The Portuguese version of National Geographic Kids magazine, National Geographic Júnior, will be available for the first time in Portugal this fall. The new edition will be published locally by Goody Consultoria, S.A., with Nuno Catarino serving as publishing director of the magazine.
The first issue will be released in November 2015 and will be available on newsstands and by subscription on a monthly basis as a bundle, packaged with a National Geographic Kids chapter book. The bundled product is designed to encourage children’s love for reading and their curiosity about animal life.
“We’re excited to work with Goody to introduce the National Geographic brand to kids in Portugal for the first time,” said Terrence B. Adamson, head of international editions for National Geographic. “National Geographic Júnior magazine was created to appeal to young readers who are curious about the world, who love animals and who like to be surprised and to share knowledge. Our National Geographic Kids books are a perfect complement to our magazine, as they challenge kids’ reading skills and increase their overall comprehension of the subject matter.”
Designed to entertain and teach, National Geographic Júnior will be packed with amazing animal stories, facts about the world, activities and challenges.
The magazine will be published in a 20.3-by-26.6-centimeter format and will be 32 pages long. The premiere issue of the magazine will be on sale with an inflatable terrestrial globe as a covermount. The first issue print run is 20,000 units.
In addition to the magazine, National Geographic Júnior will have a dedicated website and Facebook page geared toward kids and featuring additional editorial content, news, challenges and contests.
National Geographic Kids magazine launched in 1975 in the United States. (It was initially called National Geographic World magazine.) The Portuguese edition is the 19th local-language edition of the magazine, preceded by the Australian/New Zealand edition in June 2015. Other local-language editions are available in Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latin America, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa (Afrikaans and English), Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. National Geographic Kids magazine has a worldwide circulation of approximately 1.6 million.
Goody, created in 2000, is part of IEG — International Entertainment Group, a holding that leads a group of companies in Portugal and Brazil in the media, movies and games markets. Our continual growth has been sustained on the development of local and licensed publications from some of the most important brands and publishers in the world. Goody is internationally recognized for its capacity to innovate in editorial products in various segments (children, knowledge, parenting, health) of both print and digital media.
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