January Brought Us 19 New Titles For The New Year & Some Very Honorable Mentions…

When wintry winds blow fierce and cold, what’s a person to do? Why, curl up with a good magazine, of course. And January certainly brought us an exceptional array to choose from. Magazines who discovered the print life after being digital only, like “Dun” magazine, and companies like Away luggage that there is life “Here” as you travel there.

Also there were “Bursts of Color” for the New Year, and “Gin” for those of us who needed a little warming from the inside-out. From the “Hungry Girl, ” Lisa Lillien’s own kitchen filled with recipes and advice, to “Kitchen Toke,” where one could spend the first long winter month of the year learning how to cook with cannabis; these new batch of titles January cooked up were deliciously diverse.

And for those who love the world of watches, and how things such as collectible cars, architecture, travel and style revolve around the face of “time” like a second hand, there’s a new title from Hodinkee, the website that has become one of the most articulate voices in the industry, called – you guessed it – “Hodinkee.” The premier launch also includes 500 limited editions copies with a special black matte cover. (As shown below)

And two honorable mentions, “Reputation”, a magazine in two volumes for the ultimate Taylor Swift fan, and “Paul Ryan,” an unofficial title all about, who else, Paul Ryan, follow our January list. And while not frequency titles, these deserve to be highlighted because the power of the printed word and the dynamic effectiveness of a magazine’s cover spans the spectrum from celebrity-hood to politics (unofficial though that political title may be).

So, enjoy these great new magazines that gave us hours of reading pleasure during the cold days of January, and will continue to entertain us for many months to come.

See you soon for a Fabulous February!

******And please remember, if Mr. Magazine™ can’t physically hold, touch and purchase the magazine, it does not enter the monthly counts. And counts now include only the titles with a regular frequency that are either new or arriving to the national newsstands for the first time.

And now our “Honorable Mentions”

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10 New Titles Came Our Way in December…Just In Time For The Holidays…

From a new art magazine, Arthouse Press, that promotes art, individual artists and art communities, to a new magazine created by The Wing (a network of co-working and community spaces for women founded in Manhattan’s Ladies Mile in 2016) called No Man’s Land, December brought us 10 titles that were gifts from Santa indeed. If you found any or all of these great new magazines in your stocking on Christmas morning, your smile was probably as large as your Christmas dinner, if your holiday was anything like Mr. Magazine’s™. It was a month of diverse and beautiful titles, with another offering called Verve, a lifestyle magazine promoting southern culture and published in Mississippi, thrown in to remind us that savoring the south is a good thing.

So, let’s have a look at our beautiful covers for December…

And see you next year for a great January!!

*******And please remember, if Mr. Magazine™ can’t physically hold, touch and purchase the magazine, it does not enter the monthly counts. And counts now include only the titles with a regular frequency that are either new or arriving to the national newsstands for the first time.

November’s Harvest Includes Broccoli, Woolly, And Good Ol’ Archie + 9 Other New Titles

Archie and the gang from Riverdale were back for November, proving that good friends never leave us. And for those new Archie fans just discovering their way to Riverdale – take it from Mr. Magazine,™you’re going to love it.

Also in November, you could find Broccoli on the newsstand with Future Fossil Flora and Woolly – three new titles that are as diverse from each other as they sound; Broccoli, a magazine for women cannabis lovers; Future Fossil Flora, exploring the world of “one” flower per magazine issue; and Woolly, a new quarterly dedicated to comfort, wellness and modern life. How’s that for a beautiful, intricately different tapestry of November magazines? And that’s only three of them.

We also have another cannabis title for November, High+Up, that actually came out in the first quarter of 2017, but Mr. Magazine™ just discovered in his neck of the woods, so it is a part of November’s count this time around, so welcome to the Mr. Magazine™ Launch Monitor.

Let’s take a look at our 12 new November titles…

*******And please remember, if Mr. Magazine™ can’t physically hold, touch and purchase the magazine, it does not enter the monthly counts. And counts now include only the titles with a regular frequency.

October Brought 9 New Frequency Titles That Showed Up On Mr. Magazine’s™ Newsstand…

In a world of constant chaos and noise, the magazine gives us that much-needed respite from today’s societal clutter. And these nine new titles are just the right recipe for that calming and peaceful drink of sanity that we’ve all been looking for. On Mr. Magazine’s™ newsstand, these are first-timers, even though some are not premier issues, but these are reads that need and should be recognized for their diverse and intriguing topics.

In the October highlights are the return of the great science and science fiction magazine Omni and the launch of Alta magazine and the first international appearance of Radiant magazine on the stands in the Untied States of America.

***And please remember, if Mr. Magazine™ can’t physically hold, touch and purchase the magazine, it does not enter the monthly counts. And counts now include only the titles with a regular frequency.

And now the October covers:

September Ushered In The Autumn Season & 12 Titles Onto Newsstands – Some Shiny New And Some Reborn From Magazine Dreams…

From the brand new Condé Nast beauty, “Goop,” which has the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow serving as the magazine’s editor, to the reborn title,”The Believer,”  September gave us some fantastic reading for those cooler fall evenings that are now with us. Also back for another round is the magazine that showcases New England’s New Culture, “Take,” which is also the title’s tagline. And a new quarterly magazine called “Type” (born from a website), which has famed designer, Roger Black, serving as its editor, and is a must-read for anyone that has a penchant for fantastic typography. All of these are on tap with a regular frequency for September.

So, enjoy our beautiful September covers …

See you in October…

ps:  just a reminder the Mr. Magazine™ Launch Monitor now reports only on magazines with a stated frequency.

August Sparks 18 New Frequency Titles & A Different Approach To Mr. Magazine’s™ Monthly Launch Monitor…

With the autumn season approaching, changes are imminent. And for many, those changes are welcomed and long overdue, from cooler weather to football season to pumpkins, s’mores and bonfires. For Mr. Magazine’s™ Launch Monitor, changes begin with this month’s listing of new magazines. Just as there’s a time for everything under the sun, it is time for a new look over at Mr. Magazine™ Launch Monitor headquarters and those changes consist of displaying and documenting the heart of the magazine industry: the frequency titles.

While specials, annuals and bookazines play a major role in the magazine marketplace, the heartbeat and life’s blood of the industry has been and always will be those frequency titles that show up at the newsstands or in your mailbox on a regular basis, whether that is weekly, monthly, or bimonthly. So, beginning with August’s beautiful, and might I say, healthy number of new titles, the Mr. Magazine™ Launch Monitor will list only frequency magazines. That way you can enjoy these gorgeous new magazines here and at the newsstands on a customary level.  Also included will be the magazines that arrive to the newsstands for the first time or those which we failed to list in a prior month or that we missed when they first appeared.  In addition, magazines that change their name are also included in the count for future researchers to be aware of.  Case in point, People Style that used to be Style Watch and MASS that used to be MMM.

So, without further ado, Mr. Magazine™ presents 18 new frequency titles that will give you pleasure and delight (such as the new title Shrimp, Collards & Grits, a new magazine that brings the South to your front door) to a magazine that personalizes and shows the strength in regional titles (J, the magazine all about downtown Jacksonville, Fla. and the many new and wonderful things going on there), to a new title that comes in a box for founding members (the Golfer’s Journal – and please note that the black box this title is sent in to founding member subscribers is also displayed next to the magazine, so it is not listed in the count).

And now our beautiful frequency covers:

July Gave Us 43 New Titles – 14 Of Them With Promised Frequency

Summer continued on with great new titles that covered everything from the “Art Market Gold List” to what many call the trendy way of eating today – straight from the field to the table with Recoil’s “Carnivore,” the magazine that relives the days when that practice was far from trendy; it was necessary and normal. However, this just goes to show, as Mr. Magazine™ has said from the beginning; magazines are the best reflectors of our pop culture and society in each generation, and they always will be.

We also saw the rebirth of “American Frontiersman” in July, and we say welcome back after its brief respite. It’s always good to open the door and invite an old friend back into our homes.

So, I hope that you enjoy our July offerings, and stay tuned for some new twists for August. Until then…

Up first, our beautiful, frequency covers:

And now our specials, annuals and bookazines:

June Brought Us 46 New Magazine Titles, 12 With Promised Frequency…

From Okra to Gaga, June magazines covered quite the variety in topic. And each and every one of them offer us a jam-packed summer of great reading. With Hearst’s launch of the highly successful The Pioneer Woman, we discover the continued magic of magazines and celebrities teaming up to dazzle us all is quite the winning combination.

June also brought 34 bookazines and specials, proving that those niche interests are definitely not waning either. So, all in all, it was another great month for new launches.  And Mr. Magazine™ is certainly looking forward to a Jubilant July…what about you?

See you then…but first, enjoy our new June titles.

Up first, our beautiful, frequency covers:

And now our specials, annuals and bookazines:

What A Marvelous May For New Launches: 68 Total – 20 With Promised Frequency…

Summer is almost here and the new magazines are gearing up to give us all plenty of reading pleasure throughout the long, hot days. For the month of May, Airbnb’s new travel magazine offered human stories from all over the world and became one of the month’s most notable mentions. Design LA was also born in the month of May and is one regional magazine that everyone will want to read. And with the relaunch of Zink, we see an Indie fashion magazine from 2002 being resurrected for a new generation. So enjoy the new, the ones that first appeared on the newsstands, and the ones celebrating a return to print.

And once again, specials and bookazines are delightfully diverse and appear to be all over newsstands. May has produced some fantastic new titles and June promises to be just as active and fresh with its summer crop.

So, see you next month, but until then…

Up first, our beautiful, frequency covers:

And now our specials, annuals and bookazines:

April Brings Showers Of New Magazines With A Total Of 42 Titles – 12 With Promised Frequency…

April 2017 brought us 42 launches that produced 12 frequency titles – of which, all of them are a very diverse and interesting group of topics. From Chicago Mod – a magazine that’s tagline promises a “life well lived,” to the new reborn House & Garden that Meredith has relaunched, via a license from Condé Nast,with Stephen Orr as editor in chief; the frequency titles promise to give us repeated joy and fun throughout the upcoming summer months.

And while in comparison to 2016, our April numbers are down somewhat (we had 71 titles in April 2016, with 21 frequency), the power of print pushes forward and gives us great new content each and every month.

See you soon for a Marvelous May!

Here are our wonderful April covers. Enjoy!

Up first, our frequency titles:

 

 

And now our specials, annuals and bookazines: