Magazines in decline,except in one category

The publishing of dead tree version of magazines and newspapers continue to decline…except for one category that is

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.

American Rifleman and America’s 1st Freedom, both of which are benefits of NRA membership, saw their circulations increase 14 percent to 1.9 million and 8 percent to 545,019, respectively, in the first half of the year versus the year-ago period. Handguns and Guns & Ammo, published by InterMedia Outdoors, saw their circ jump 16 percent to 137,648 and 7 percent to 416,224, respectively. 

Those numbers notwithstanding, overall circulation of 390 measured titles declined about 1 percent in the first half, with newsstand sales down 10 percent, according to newly released data from the Alliance for Audited Media (formerly the Audit Bureau of Circulations).

I look forward to my American Rifleman and American Hunter arriving shortly.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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