Overview

Rowland Publishing is a Regional Publisher of Excellence offering the premier community magazines of Northwest Florida and custom publishing, project management and creative services.

Company Background

Established in 1990, Rowland Publishing, Inc. (RPI) is an award-winning, full-service publishing company in Northwest Florida that prides itself on delivering attractive high-quality publications, with an emphasis on superior creative services and graphic design, as well as unrivaled customer service. The company draws on its extensive knowledge of the publishing industry gained from more than 25 years producing community, lifestyle, business, and visitor publications with editorial and advertisements, as well as contract jobs that include brochures, magazines, newsletters, catalogs and more. Our proven production system is well equipped to simultaneously handle multiple publications and distribution models. We pride ourselves on superior quality and accuracy, as well as meeting demanding deadlines and high quality control standards.

Proprietary Publications

Tallahassee Magazine

Tallahassee Magazine is a bimonthly publication that is distributed in the Tallahassee area. It’s been in publication for 35 years. * — Florida Magazine Association awards: 2011 Best Overall Magazine, first place, (circ. less than 20,000) ; 2010 Best Overall Magazine, third place, (circ. less than 20,000) ; 2010 Best Feature, third place, (circ. less than 20,000) ; 2009 Best Humor, first place and Best Feature, third place.

Emerald Coast Magazine

Emerald Coast Magazine is a bimonthly publication that is distributed in the Destin, FL region. It’s been in publication for 15 years. ** — Florida Magazine Association awards: 2009 Best Feature, second place.

850 – The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida***

850 Business Magazine is a bimonthly publication that is distributed in the Northwest Florida region. It’s been in publication for 7 years. *** — Florida Magazine Association awards: 2011 Best Written Magazine, second place, and Best Service Feature, second place, (circ. less than 50,000) ; 2010 Best Written Magazine, first place, (circ. less than 50,000) and Best Overall Magazine, second place, (circ. less than 20,000); 2009 Best Written Magazine, first place, (circ. less than 50,000) and Best Overall Magazine, first place, (circ. less than 20,000).

Northwest Florida Weddings and Honeymoon Destinations

Northwest Florida Weddings and Honeymoon Destinations is an annual publication distributed in the Northwest Florida region as well as select Southeastern U.S. wedding shows. An overview of stunning imagery and descriptive copy about the many colorful wedding scenes in Northwest Florida. Featuring unique locales from the plantation to the urban setting, from the coastal beach wedding to the traditional church wedding.

Tallahassee Newcomer Guide

Tallahassee Newcomer Guide is an annual publication that is distributed in the Tallahassee area. It’s been in publication for 9 years.

Tallahassee Business Journal

Tallahassee Business Journal is an annual publication that is distributed in the Tallahassee area. It’s been in publication for 5 years.

Custom Publication Clients

In addition to its proprietary titles, Rowland Publishing designs and produces publications with our client’s vision and goals in mind. The following clients represent full service “turn-­key” projects (editorial, production, sales and distribution):


  • Visit Tallahassee (formerly TACVB)– 20 years
  • Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – 8 years
  • Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort – 7 years
  • The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach – 6 years
  • Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau – 2 years
  • Legendary Coastlines Magazine – 2 years
  • Okaloosa County Business Journal – 1 year
  • Walton County Business Outlook – 1 year
Contract Publishing

Rowland Publishing also handles contract publishing and related services (with an emphasis on creative services) for several clients, including:


  • Seminole Boosters, Unconquered Magazine – 4 years
  • Golden Lighting Annual Product Catalog (244 pages) – 3 years
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission – 3 years
  • Homes & Land (corporate branding work) – 2 years
  • American Public Works – 1 year
  • Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport – Official dedication publication

Rowland Publishing can customize the services we have gained expertise in from our breadth and depth of publishing experience to meet any client’s needs. This includes soup-to-nuts turn-key publication management services and/or consulting on any related facet, from writing/editing services to creative services to design to photography to advertising and integrated marketing program sales to consulting services on rates, circulation/distribution, quotes/vendors, etc.