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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 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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