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Back Issues Selling On Tablets

Posted by Scott On January - 19 - 2012

According to Atlantic Monthly blogger Megan Garber back issues are selling like hot cakes.

Hearst Magazines reports that 30% of single copies sold on tablets are back issues, as opposed to the newly released issues.

Popular Science reports 40% of single copies sold are back issues.

Popular Photography reports that 41% of single copies sold are back issues.

The Canadian photography magazine Photo Life is now available on the Apple platform too.

This is certainly welcome news for publishers who can extract extra value from their archives.

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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.



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