Magazine Publishers See Stability
Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 02:20 pm CDT
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During the first half of 2014, the top category for new launches was "regional interest" with six new print titles such as 12th & Broad and The Sip. In the "craft" category, new magazine launches include Craft Beer & Brewing and Willow & Sage. Other new titles in the first half of 2014 are Barbecue America and San Francisco Cottages & Gardens.
For the first half of 2014, the ceased magazines includeDiabetic Cooking, Scene (NY), and 13 automobile titles from TEN: The Enthusiast Network (formerly Source Interlink Media).
Compared to the same period last year, there were 30 closures this year and 29 magazine closures last year. At the same time 93 new magazines launched this year compared to 97 in 2013.
It appears that the magazine industry may be stabilizing. Two venerable magazines, Jet and Ladies Home, have dropped their print editions.
In the business-to-business magazine sector, 15 new titles launched, such as IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, during the first half of 2014, compared with 14 new titles in 2013. During the same period, five b-to-b titles closed, including Seafood Business, while nine magazines closed in 2013. In addition, Computerworldand CSO dropped their print editions during the first half of 2014.
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