25 Years of Samir Husni’s Guide to New Magazines and Still Counting…June 21, 2010
25 years ago, in 1986, I published my first Samir Husni’s Guide to New Magazine listing the 234 new magazines that I was able to find and document in 1985. In few days the 25th Anniversary edition of the Guide will be out listing 704 new magazines that were first launched in 2009.
The Guide has been and continue to be a labor of love. The name came from my wife who suggested calling it Samir Husni’s Guide just in case I missed a magazine launch here or there. My kids, who accompanied me on many many trips to the newsstands and witnessed my love affair with magazines first hand, rewarded me on this 25th anniversary year of the Guide with a poster that they designed, scanned, printed and framed with all the 25 covers of the Guide.
And, so I will not think they are asking me to stop, they wrote on the poster, “25 Years of Success… and Still Counting.” They assured me that the “counting” is a “pun intended!” Thank you Marie for helping give birth to the Guide and thank you Diala, Laura and Afeef for the best Father’s Day gift yet. And for the thousands of publishers of new magazines, thank you for the first 25 years of new magazines and here’s to the next quarter century of new magazine launches… that is ink on paper new magazine launches. Cheers.