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Beyond 9/11

Posted by Scott On September - 20 - 2011

This “special commemorative issue” is absolutely dazzling on newsstands.  A perfect example of “less is more” this world-changing event needs no hype or aggressive sell lines on the cover. 

The silver boarder (normally it is red) makes the case for your attention.   

The lazer-like clarity of the messaging makes this cover a classic. 

Anniversary issues, even depressing ones like this, can still work. 

The hype around this sad occassion on all the major TV networks also amps up demmand.  We will report back on the outcome, as the sales results become available. 

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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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