US/Canada: MediaFinder Reports that 138 Magazines Launch and 74 Fold in First Half of 2011
In the first half of 2011, 138 magazines launched, and 74 magazines closed, according to MediaFinder.com—the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications.
The top categories for new launches were food and regional interest with new titles such as Gilt Taste and Plum Hamptons. For ceased magazines, the top category was regional interest, with the closure of the 944 Media magazines, recently acquired by Sandow Media Corp.
“We attribute the increase in magazine launches over last year to the flexibility of magazine publishers and innovative new publishing entrepreneurs,” said Trish Hagood, president of MediaFinder.com.
In the business-to-business segment, 34 new titles launched, such as Progressive Cattleman, and Converting Quarterly; and 13 titles ceased publication including Industrial Wastewater and Texas Construction.
MediaFinder, a media property of Oxbridge Communications, www.mediafinder.com, is the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian periodicals, with information on 77,000 magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, directories, and catalogs.
Oxbridge Communications, founded in 1964, maintains the largest database of U.S. and Canadian print media and catalogs. In addition to MediaFinder.com, it publishes a broad range of reference products including the Standard Periodical Directory, the Standard Periodical Directory flipbook, National Directory of Magazines, Oxbridge Directory of Newsletters and National Directory of Catalogs.
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