Magazine Launches and Closures Both Up in 2014

magazines_articleIt was both a good year and a bad year for magazines. Because we’re magazine fans, let’s start with the good news: The number of new titles launched in 2014 was up from last year. Now, the bad news: The number of closures also increased.

According to MediaFinder, 190 magazines made their debut in 2014, while 99 were folded. Last year 156 magazines launched and 56 were shuttered.

The categories for magazines making their debut in 2014 included regional (23 new magazines), health (eight), and food, home, and children with six new titles each. Automotive and craft publications were hit with the most closures.

Overall, we had a net gain of 99 magazines this year. That’s not too bad!