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Trump Sells, but…

Posted by Scott On May - 25 - 2016

check_mark_125x125Back on September 10th, 2015 I posted RollingStones’ September 14th issue, which featured Donald Trump, as Cover of the Week.  So, how did it do in Canada?

It outsold the issue before it by 44%.  It outsold the issue that followed it by 20%.  That’s pretty impressive.

But check out the Seth Rogen cover (granted it is on sale for the entire month, instead of the usual 2 weeks), but it sold 13,688 copies in Canada, compared to just 3,979 for Trump, a difference of 9,709 copies or 244% better.

Or check out the Rush cover, which sold 8,345 copies in Canada, a difference of 4,366 copies or 110%.

Goes to show the power of Canadian content on sales in Canada!

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Scott Bullock is a veteran circulation expert with over 38 years experience in both Canada and the United States. He has worked on trade titles such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal and Small Press in the USA. In consumer magazines, Scott was the Circulation Director for D Magazine (the city magazine of Dallas, Texas), and in Canada he was the Circulation Director for Toronto Life, Fashion, and Canadian Art. From 2000 to 2004, Scott was a partner at Coast to Coast Newsstand Services. Scott has also held the post of VP Sales & Marketing, for CDS Global, Canada. Currently, CoversSell.Com is Scott’s circulation consultancy. Active clients include: Fly Fusion, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Canada’s History, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Canadian Woodworking, Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running, Canadian Scrapbooker, Legion, Harrowsmith, SkyNews, and SuperTrax.

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