May Brings Beauty, Both In Nature & At The Newsstands, As We See 25 New Titles Born…

May arrived with the warm tones of an impending hot summer for us here in the steamy south, but newsstands all across the country were also blazing hot with an abundance of new magazine titles. Some brand new, some arriving on the national newsstands for the first time, some are changing their names, and some are just testing the waters…

As Gossamer strands of pungent smoke swirl above the heads of the many marijuana users in the country, they now have a new magazine that is made by and for those  who enjoy living the “high” life. It’s another offering into the print world of cannabis, and Mr. Magazine™ must say, it is definitely a well-done publication.

Also on tap for May is a new title that honors women, past, present and future, who have made or are making a mark politically on our world. Rosa is named after the amazing Rosa Parks and brings awareness to our foremothers and to all women who are willing to fight for their beliefs. This is a must-have quarterly magazine that Mr. Magazine™ will definitely be watching for at the newsstand.

And when you’re chasing the sweet things in life, there’s nobody better to do it with than Sweet Paul. For the first time, the print-on-demand magazine made its way to the newsstands, and Mr. Magazine™ says it’s long overdue. Founder & editor in chief, Paul Lowe, Sweet Paul himself, said he has adopted his grandmother’s motto of “perfection is boring,” and you can rest assured that’s one thing that Sweet Paul magazine is not, boring, that is. However, the fantastic recipes inside come pretty close to perfection as far as Mr. Magazine™ can tell.

So, I hope that you enjoy our magnificent May covers. The magazines mentioned above are but three out of the 25 that the month gave us. The other 22 titles are just as grand.

So, until we meet again for a jubilant June…

See you at the newsstands…

******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, first-seen on Mr. Magazine’s™ newsstands, or arriving to the national newsstands for the first time.

****** Three magazines I read that they were launched last month but with all my newsstands searches I have not yielded or located a copy of their premier issue yet. The magazines are: Robb Report Muse, Tonal, and WSJ Far & Away.  Please send me a copy of the premier issue to: Samir “Mr. Magazine™” Husni, P.O. Box 1062, Oxford, MS 38655 to be included in the Mr. Magazine™ Launch Monitor… Thank you.

 

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April Saw 17 New Titles With Frequency Hit Newsstands Running….

While nicotine, the tobacco additive, might not be the most popular of substances, they do say it is addictive, but not nearly as addictive as the New York based fashion magazine of the same name, Nicotine. This is Mr. Magazine’s™ first eye contact on newsstands with this beautifully hypnotic magazine, but not its first go round. More to come on Nicotine. Originally published by Stampington & Company, Where Women Create, the inspiring, top-selling brand created by Jo Packham, hit newsstands without the Stampington & Company partnership. It’s a new life for Jo and her creative children, and Mr. Magazine™ says welcome!

A contemporary culture publication, The Fullest, states that their presence is ‘moved by the complexity and multi-faceted interests of their audience. They’re committed to consistently creating content that is both timely and timeless across all areas of modern life; from wellness to travel, fashion to food, influencers to urban affairs, and art to entertainment.’ It’s a beautiful magazine that is a welcome addition to the space.

And along with all of the other new or first-seen on Mr. Magazine’s™ newsstand titles, the month of April was definitely a nurturer of gorgeous print magazines, as well as the beautiful flowers that are starting the month of May off right!

So, enjoy our artful covers.

Until we meet again for our magnificent May titles…

See you at the newsstands!

******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, first-seen on Mr. Magazine’s™ newsstands, or arriving to the national newsstands for the first time.

 

March Welcomed Spring & 17 New Titles To Newsstands

Topics covering food, home, & inspiration filled the month of March with fantastic new content.  New Generation (from Stampington & Company), a new teen magazine designed to be different and unique by offering pages to journal thoughts and emotions onto, hit newsstands for the first time this month. Cause & Effect became a tangible item with a new magazine that marries fashion and politics; the highly popular lesbian magazine Curve relaunched this month, and for the first time on Mr. Magazine’s™ newsstand, Elysian, a magazine launched in 2016, appeared and what a beautiful addition it was.

Along with other first-ever-seen-on-Mr. Magazine’s™-newsstand titles, such as Inspiring Lives and Conscious. It was a magnificent month for magazines, to say the least. And as we all settle into the month of April, preparing to enjoy another glorious springtime, we also anticipate another auspicious magazine month. But first enjoy our marvelous March covers!

******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.

February Arrived And So Did 20 New Titles To The Marketplace…

The month of love brought us 20 new titles to keep close to our heart. From the French fashion magazine, L’Officiel, which delivered two magazines (albeit, with the same content) to American shores, to the once online-only Scandinavian fashion, art, and design title, Nordic Style, that now, according to the magazine’s editor in chief who writes in the premier issue’s editor’s letter, exists in the real world, the month of February was a chocolate heart wrapped in shiny red foil for magazine lovers. Seeing another example of Print Proud Digital Smart brought to life does a heart good, namely Mr. Magazine’s™. What a Valentine’s gift!

And Mr. Magazine™ would be remiss if he didn’t call to attention Food Network’s own, Valerie Bertinelli, who joins the ranks of other celebrities to bring her culinary talents to the pages of a new magazine. Valerie’s Home Cooking takes the wonderfully successful television show by the same name to ink on paper and allows fans to have Valerie with them 24/7. Print has that amazing quality of permanence that just doesn’t happen with any other medium. While the magazine is labeled a “Special Edition,” Mr. Magazine™ has little doubt that we will see more of these popular verticals in the marketplace. Could Mr. Magazine™ have coined a new phrase – a “special frequency” title? Hmm, we shall see.

Then there’s the new title, Jez, by photographer and entrepreneur, Ezequiel De La Rosa, proving yet again, that dreams do come true in the world of magazines. And these are just a few of the very special treats the month of February has for us.

Now, we look forward to a magnificent March! But first enjoy our beautiful February covers. See you next month…or at the newsstands.

******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.

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”

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: