New Magazine Launches A Plenty in First Half of 2013: 96 With Regular Frequency and 293 Specials and BookazinesJune 27, 2013
An average of one new regularly published consumer print magazine arrived on the scene every other day in the first half of 2013. There was no let down in new magazine titles reaching the nation’s stands in comparison to the same period in 2012. As we approach the end of the second quarter of the year the numbers are holding up at 389 titles compared to that of 394 in the same time period of 2012. It should be noted that, historically speaking, more new magazines are published in the second half of the year than the first half.
The number of titles published on a regular frequency in the first six months of 2013 reached 96 titles compared with 100 titles in 2012.
New magazines, all in print… as in ink on paper, continue to arrive at the market place at a very fast pace that seems not to be affected by the economy or the downturn in sales at the single copy front.
Needless to say the phenomena of bookazines continue to lead the way and titles devoted to single topics are the leaders of the new magazine crop of 2013 thus far.
Note from Mr. Magazine™: All the numbers mentioned above are from actual copies of said magazines, all bought or mailed to me. Those numbers do not include magazines to be published or magazines that were not purchased or obtained. It has been my policy that if I do not have the actual physical copy of the magazine I do not include it in any count.