Today, the Alliance for Audited Media released its consumer magazine circulation data for the second half of 2013, and once again, the narrative remains the same.
The New York Times is looking for more money from print subscribers in 2014 as it continues to contend with declining print and digital advertising revenues alike.
It hasn't been a particularly great year for magazine circulation, but one category is shining as a beacon of hope for the American publishing industry: guns.
Average magazine circulation held steady in the second half of 2012 versus the year-earlier period as increases in print and digital subscriptions offset declines in single-copy sales. The figures were released today by the Alliance for Audited Media (formerly the Audit Bureau of Circulations).
Newsweek might have been the most high-profile magazine to go digital-only, but it's probably not the last.
Print media buyers have been pushing publishers to give up more information about their digital editions as they try to assess a new medium. Now, The Economist is delivering on one of those buyer demands by being, it claims, the first to set a digital rate base.
Magazines have doubled their digital circulation in the past year, but publishing remains a mostly ink-on-paper business for the industry.
The numbers coming from the Audit Bureau of Circulations on Tuesday are likely to show yet another soft performance for magazine newsstand sales, especially for women's titles.
While U.S. newspapers wage a long-standing fight for print advertising and subscribers, they managed a slight gain in circulation, fueled by increases in digital circ.