"Cottage Living taps into the power of an idea that is gaining momentum across the country, namely the desire for a sense of refuge, comfort and simplicity," said Southern Progress president and chief executive officer Tom Angelillo in a press release. "Our magazine will celebrate those sensibilities. We believe Cottage Living is in sync with how America really lives and represents the kind of lifestyle that people truly want."
The first issue of Cottage Living will arrive at newsstands across the country next August, accompanied by the launch of www.cottageliving.com. The perfect-bound magazine will have an initial rate base of 500,000, with a cover price of $3.95 and a subscription rate of $18. Two issues will be published in 2004, and the magazine will move to a frequency of 10 issues per year in 2005.