Who says print is dead? Plenty of people! But we’re not listening to them. There’s too many good titles out there; Bloomberg Businessweek, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, New York — they’re all magazines that keep the digital dawn from coming. And according to Folio, there is more help on the way.
There were 239 magazines launched in 2011, up almost 24 percent from 2010. The amount of titles shuttering this year also dropped 13 percent. Like in 2010, food magazines made up the most launches this year, with 25. Regional magazines was the runner-up category, with 20 new titles debuting this year.
The numbers show that despite the doubters, planty of people still believe in the power of print, and magazines aren’t going anywhere. We’re glad they aren’t and we support anyone out there who takes the bold step of launching one. Unless it sucks, of course.