Husni’s Believe It or Not! A Record 107 New Titles Arrived to the Newsstands for the First Time in OctoberNovember 2, 2011
This one is for the record books. At least 107 new titles arrived to the nation’s newsstands for the first time during the month of October. It has been a long long time since the number of new magazines arriving to the newsstands exceeded the 100 mark.
There were a lot of specials, a lot of book-a-zines and a lot of titles hoping to publish four times or more. In fact 24 titles from the 107 were launched with the hope that they will publish at least four times a year.
Feast your eye with a selection of the new October magazines, and remind yourself when you hear that newsstands’ sales are down, the magazine industry is in trouble, the marketplace is shrinking and we are surrounded by doom and gloom, remind yourself that there are still some brave souls out there who are still willing to take a gamble on launching a new magazine, an ink on paper magazine.
Rather than cursing the marketplace, light a candle and visit a newsstand near you. You will be surprised with what you will see. Go and judge for yourself, you do not have to take my word for it. Just see what the folks who produced these 107 new titles have to say about the magazine industry, whether their magazines are specials, one shots or 12 times a year. They are all out there and I have bought each and every one of them.