TV Insider, from the publishers of TV Guide and 18 other magazines, arrived at the newsstands for the first time in the first quarter of 2023. The new crop of magazines show the ultimate degree of specialization. From a beautiful (but expensive, however worthy of every penny of the $21 cover price) magazine dedicated to the Black Wall Street in Tulsa and all black entrepreneurs: Greenwood Ave. to the outdoor vehicle recreation adventurer magazine OVR. And for those into extreme outdoors there is a marvelous magazine that was funded via Kickstarter: Trails.
And lest we forget our little creatures, there were two magazines dedicated to chickens. Yes, you read that right, one for chickens in general and the other for only backyard chickens. It is amazing to see the role of print continue to provide a curated created creative product that you can use, reuse and enjoy with the tactile feeling that only a magazine (or a book for that matter) can provide.
Of course the number of new magazines continues to decline as the number in the first quarter of 2022 was 28 compared to the 19 of this quarter, yet you have to congratulate the few and proud who still believe in the power of print and its properties. As the editor-in-chief of Trails magazine, Ryan Wichelns, writes, “With the struggles print media has seen lately, it feels like every copy we’re able to produce of a beautiful, physical magazine like this is a little bit of a miracle.” So go to your closest newsstand and buy a magazine or two.
What follows are the crop of the first quarter of 2023:
And remember, if I don’t have a physical copy of the magazine, it is not in the Launch Monitor. If I missed your magazine please mail to Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni, P. O. Box 1062, Oxford, MS. Thank you.