Magazine newsstand sales fall dramatically

A longtime newspaper vendor in Manhattan's Cooper Square stands by his newsstand on April 3, 2012 in New York City.

So a few weeks ago we reported that Vogue's ad sales were up at their highest level since the recession. But that doesn't mean the whole magazine industry is doing so well.

At Conde Nast alone, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Lucky and Allure all experienced double-digit declines in newsstand sales, according to new data out today from the Audit Bureau of Circulations. In the first six months of this year, magazine sales slumped 9.6 percent overall.

Here to talk with us in today's Mid-day Extra is Amy Wicks, media reporter at a magazine I do my part to regularly pick up from the newsstand -- Women's Wear Daily.

 

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Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.

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