Mr. Magazine, né Samir Husni (you can check out mediabistro’s interview with him right on over here), is casting his gaze on how 2010 is faring so far in terms of magazine launches. And he has some encouraging news: The second quarter of 2010 has witnessed the launch of 44 more new magazine titles than that same time last year.
In the second quarter of 2009, notes Husni, there were a total of 167 titles. 52 had an intended regular frequency of more than four times a year. In the second quarter of 2010, there were 56 new regularly published magazines and 155 annuals and specials.
Husni makes sure to mention special interest pubs with substantial cover prices are “becoming the norm” for bigger publishers.
He also encourages you to do your part to keep magazines like Go Pix!, and all its latest news on Justin Bieber’s bangs, going strong:
By the way, did I fail to mention that all of the above mentioned magazines and numbers are based on ink on paper magazines that I did purchase each and every one of them from the nation’s retail marketplace. Why don’t you do the same and pick up a magazine or two and experience the wonderful world of ink on paper magazines. It is not the same experience as digital. Guaranteed.