Amos Publishing is a niche publishing company producing 15 different magazines for a variety of markets including stamp and coin collectors, automotive enthusiasts and crafters. It is a family owned company employing more than 120 talented and creative people, headquartered in Sidney, Ohio.
General James O. Amos founded Amos Publishing in 1876 with the purchase of the Shelby County Democrat, which later became the Sidney Daily News. For more than 120 years the Amos family produced the Sidney Daily News, until a portion of the family sold its interest in the newspaper holdings in 1999. John Amos and his son Rick are now the fifth generation to continue the 130-year family history in publishing.
While the company's roots may be in the newspaper business, the expansion into niche publishing began in 1960 when John Oliver Amos, grandson of General James Amos conceived and developed a weekly tabloid serving the coin-collecting hobby. Coin World was an instant success.
Following the success of Coin World, Amos Publishing acquired Linn's Stamp News, a weekly tabloid serving the stamp hobby in 1969. Linn's and Coin World are similar publications in both design and format each serving the unique needs of a vibrant and active after market.
Expansion into the automotive enthusiast market began in 1978 with purchase of Cars & Parts. The magazine focuses on authentic collector cars, the art of restoration, and automotive history through profiles of selected featured cars.
In 1984 Amos Publishing became the world's largest philatelic publisher with the purchase of Scott Publishing Company. Scott is the most recognized name in stamp collecting and is both a publisher and merchandiser of stamp related products. The internationally renowned, 8-volume Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue is produced annually to assist collectors in valuing and identifying their stamp holdings. A monthly magazine is also produced under the Scott name which provides collectors with entertaining and informative feature articles along with the very latest new stamp issues from around the world.
Amos Publishing has continued to expand and grow through the development of new titles and key acquisitions. In early 2003 the Amos Automotive publishing division expanded with the addition of four titles; Corvette Enthusiast, Musclecar Enthusiast, Mustang Enthusiast and Pontiac Enthusiast. The editorial and advertising offices for all of these titles except Cars & Parts are located in a satellite office in Lakeland, Florida.
In October 2003 Amos Hobby Publishing launched the first new monthly magazine for U.S. coin collectors in 40 years. Coin World's Coin Values is a slick 100-page-plus four-color magazine that offers retail pricing information for more than 45,000 U.S. coins along with special features and regular columns on topics such as grading tips, how grade relates to the value, spotting undervalued coins, and what's hot and what's not in the current coin market.
The magazine was launched as a front-line effort to grow and broaden the appeal of coin collecting through monthly and single-copy purchase on newsstands and in bookstores, in hopes of attracting new and casual collectors that were not being reached through the pages of Coin World.
Expansion continued in the coin market with the introduction of Paper Money Values in January 2005. Like Coin Values, Paper Money Values is a four-color magazine produced quarterly that offers readers valuing information on currency and bank notes along with a variety of special feature articles.
In February 2006 Amos Publishing moved into the craft market with the purchase of five magazines from Clapper Communications in Des Plaines, Illinois. The five magazines, Crafts' N Things, The Cross Stitcher, Pack-o-Fun, Paper Made Easy and Painting, are produced bi-monthly and are available on newsstands nationwide. The editorial offices for these magazines are still located in Des Plaines, Illinois, while advertising, production, and circulation are handled in the Sidney, Ohio office.
In addition to our publishing efforts, Amos Publishing also produces and distributes a wide variety of books, accessories and supplies. Many of these products sold by Amos Publishing are available at a significant discount to subscribers of our publications through the Amos Advantage Program.