Yes, some magazines are making money

While we lament the recent loss of Gourmet and other excellent magazines in 2009 — Domino, Blender, and Portfolio are among the nearly 400 titles that have bitten the dust so far this year — some pubs actually are showing impressive growth. The Business Insider reports on 22 magazines that are making more money than they did last year, including Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies’ Home Journal, Saveur, Organic Gardening, Women’s Health, Endless Vacation, More, Flex and Fitness. And Media Daily News reports that one category that shows plenty of closings — regional magazines — is also responsible for new launches. We’ll save analyzing the secret of success for another time, but we can say that it’s heartening to read a piece of good news about print publications.

Gretchen Schmidt

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