Magazine Sales Continue Downward Trend

American VoicesEconomy ISSUE 47•32 Aug 11, 2011

Newsstand sales of magazines decreased 9.2 percent in the first half of 2011. What do you think?

  • “Newsstands only use magazines as a loss leader to bolster sales of precious gum.”

    Theiry Reis –
    Construction Inspector

  • “That doesn't necessarily mean readership is down. In fact, a single copy of People is read by an average of 228 nail-salon customers.”

    Hal Stamets –
    Rasper

  • “Publishers need to tailor their products to a younger audience—for example, by misspelling words, omitting or abusing punctuation, and keeping articles to a manageable 140-character length.”

    Ella Reichert –
    Unemployed