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We have issues

Posted by Daniel McCabe on

We have issues

Even as relative new entrants to the magazine trade we quickly noticed the amount of wastage built into the operating system. You may or may not know that the majority of unsold magazines are pulped by larger distributors. Coming from the book trade I was aware of the lifespan of an ordinary book in the average bookshop, but the cyclical culling of magazines is something else altogether. The book can expect a brief shelf life but a range of factors mean that many will linger for longer. Nearly all magazines have a cruel, short existence regardless of publication frequency.  'We...

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A World of Magazines?

Posted by Daniel McCabe on

A World of Magazines?

Magalleria opened in Broad Street in Bath in 2015 selling so-called ‘trendy magazines’. We prefer to unpack that description a little more accurately as ‘fine, independent and specialist magazines’. These are 99% our sole focus. In a relatively short period of time we’ve sourced and homed a truly vast range of titles from around the world. In doing so we’ve had to manage wave after wave of new entrants and rejuvenated old-timers so we couldn’t, frankly, help it.  Along the way we’ve absorbed plenty of noteworthy facts about magazine publishing, marketing and distribution. We’ve begun to work out what sells...

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