Covers Sell

Covers Sell

Flower Power

Posted by Scott On December - 12 - 2010

This cover from Cycle Canada  is not your typical Anniversary issue approach. Not at all serious or pretentious.  No big type treatments.  No special borders.  No benefit-oriented cover lines.  Just a groovy, retro, feel good cover and “try-me” discount pricing. 

This risk-taking cover is praiseworthy, and I have a feeling it just might work, despite breaking all the traditional rules.  Sometimes what’s old is new again.  It’s a bold gamble.

Thanks to Peter Van De Geyn, at Coast to Coast, for bringing it to my attention.

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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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