October 4, 2015

Periodicals: Magazines Ramp Up Publishing in 2012, 195 New Print Titles Launched This Year

From Crain’s New York Business:

In 2012, veteran publishers and novice entrepreneurs launched a total of 195 print titles, a healthy bump over the 181 that were launched in 2011. And only 74 titles folded this year, compared to 142 a year ago, according to MediaFinder.com. The online database of U.S. and Canadian publications released its year-end numbers Monday.

MediaFinder also counted 32 digital-only launches in 2012, compared to 58 a year ago. Seven digital-only titles folded, compared to 10 in that category last year.


There were also 24 print titles, most notably Newsweek and Spin, that fell into the netherworld of digital-only publication. Last year, however, 29 magazines went from print to digital-only.

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See Also: Magazine Closures Down 50 Percent (via Folio)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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