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HGTV loves June (August Issue)

Posted by Scott On March - 2 - 2018

For most publishers, the month of June can be tough at newsstands.  Books tend to be a bit thinner, and the warm weather can lead to less reading.  But for HGTV magazine, their August issue (on sale in June) has produced the best-selling issue for 4 years in a row.

As you will soon see, they found something that works in that time slot, and they keep on flogging it:

Rule #30:  If it works, keep doing it


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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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