Covers Sell

Covers Sell

Houses

Posted by Scott On December - 20 - 2010

Every January Azure publishes its annual Houses issue.  And for good reason.  This cover theme is invariably one of their best-selling issues year after year.

Rule #2:  Subject Matter Matters

This year’s cover is particularly striking…kudos to Karen Simpson, art director.  Modern.  Sophisticated.  Warm and vibrant.

The cover takes full advantage of the upper left quadrant to push the main sell line. I predict strong sales on this issue.

Take a moment and try your luck at the Azure Cover Quiz. It’s fun and instructive.

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Scott Bullock’s Newsstand Cover Quiz Show is legendary in the industry. Using covers as the catalyst, this interactive and entertaining format is a light-hearted but hard-hitting spin on Packaging 101. Testing the cover savvy of magazine professionals across disciplines, the Quiz Show pits publishers against editors, circulators against art directors, retailers against wholesalers -- ultimately leading to new common ground in the quest for better covers. Scott is the Owner of Circ3, Smart Circulation Solutions, a circulation consultancy. www.circ3.com

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