Celebrity Weeklies, Fashion Magazines Continue to Struggle on Newsstand

Business, gun titles are a bright spot

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. Overall circulation remained relatively flat versus the year-ago period (declining of about 1.7 percent), with newsstand sales continuing their steep decline (dropping 11 percent) and digital editions up sharply (36.7 percent) but making up just 3.5 percent of total circulation. All numbers are preliminary and subject to audit.