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Pools 2011 SIP

Posted by Scott On February - 26 - 2011

The new Pools, Spas & Patio’s SIP is set to hit newsstands April 25th.  This year’s edtion is the thickest issue ever…with the page count up 29% from prior year to 188 plus cover.

Last year, we raised the cover price from $7.95 to $9.95.  Unit sales increased by 187% and newsstand revenue improved by 259%.

The improvements to the editorial product, cover design, and packaging, all contributed to a fabulous result, which advertisers clearly took notice of this year.

The publisher, Ellen Kral, had this to say:

“We are very excited about the 2011 edition of Pools, Spas & Patios. In 2010, we made the bold decision to switch the magazine to an annual, and the reaction from advertisers and readers was overwhelmingly supportive. In fact, the success of last year’s magazine has propelled ad sales in 2011, making this edition the largest ever. As the ’stay-cation’ trend continues to sweep across the country, Pools, Spas & Patios is uniquely poised to show Canadians how they can turn an ordinary backyard into an extraordinary one, allowing them to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by simply stepping out their patio door into their own personal oasis.”

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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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