262 Consumer Magazines Launched in ‘06, Says MPA
Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) announced Friday that 262 consumer magazines were launched in 2006, a 2-percent increase over 2005.
The lifestyle category saw the largest number of new titles, with 88 such magazines announced last year. Twenty-nine new sports and recreation publications were launched, while 20 new magazines targeting African Americans were started. In addition, eight magazines that had been launched as online-only titles saw print versions launched.
2006’s first quarter was its most active as it saw 101 magazines launched.