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In the Good News department: There are 10,000 unique magazine titles today and Felix Dennis buys Mental Floss

March 14, 2011

Amazing news comes via John Harrington’s The New Single Copy regarding the total number of titles that were distributed on the American newsstands last year: 10,000. John cites MagNet as the source and writes: “MagNet found that more than 10,000 BIPAD numbers, each representing a different title, were reported as having some sales by its member wholesalers, who account for approximately 99% of all magazine sales.” The 10,000 number of titles is FIVE times that of the number of titles back in 1980. Amazing indeed.

Also, more amazing news comes via today’s The Wall Street Journal Felix Dennis buys Mental Floss magazine. A smart move from a man who knows a good thing when he sees one. Congratulations are in order for both the buyer and sellers. The two founders Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur will continue with the magazine that aims to make you feel smarter.

What a great way to start your Monday morning… Enjoy.

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