25 New Magazines Launch and 22 Fold in First Quarter 2010 According to MediaFinder.com

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Twenty-five new magazines launched in the first quarter of this year, down from the 110 new magazines launched in the first quarter of 2009, according to MediaFinder.com the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications. At the same time, only 22 magazines folded in the first quarter of 2010 compared with 95 last year, while seven magazines, compared to 16 last year, ceased their print editions and publish online-only magazines.

Twenty-five new magazines launched in the first quarter of this year, down from the 110 new magazines launched in the first quarter of 2009, according to MediaFinder.com the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications.

At the same time, only 22 magazines folded in the first quarter of 2010 compared with 95 last year, while seven magazines, compared to 16 last year, ceased their print editions and publish online-only magazines.

For new magazine launches in 2010, the three categories that top the list are health, food, and home. Among the five new health titles, are, Walk It Off, and Livestrong Quarterly.

The list of ceased publications in 2010 includes Better Homes & Gardens® Beautiful Homes, Manufacturing Business Technology, and Training Magazine.

MediaFinder.com, a media property of Oxbridge® Communications, (http://www.mediafinder.com), is the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian periodicals, with information on 75,000 magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, directories, and catalogs.

According to Trish Hagood, president of MediaFinder.com, "We are encouraged to see the slowdown in ceased publications, with only 22 folding this quarter. With 25 new magazine launches, including a luxury wedding magazine, Weddings Illustrated, a food magazine, Deen Bros. Good Cooking, and a luxury magazine for professional athletes, Athletes Quarterly, new launches outpaced magazine closures."

MediaFinder® is an online database for printers, advertisers, direct marketers, PR professionals and other business professionals, enabling them to stay up to date with vital information on periodicals. MediaFinder includes information on magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, and catalogs.

Available immediately from http://www.mediafinder.com) or by calling 1-800-955-0231, the MediaFinder database service costs $795 for six months and $1,295 for one year. The MediaFinder.com Keyword Service costs $49.99 for one month's use, or $495 for one year, and offers searches by Keyword, Category, or ISSN number. A site license is also available via IP authentication for universities, libraries, or corporations.

Oxbridge Communications has the largest database of U.S. and Canadian print media and catalogs. In addition to MediaFinder.com, it publishes a broad range of reference products including the Standard Periodical Directory, National Directory of Magazines, Oxbridge Directory of Newsletters and National Directory of Catalogs.

For more media information, contact:
Lisa Hendrickson
516-767-8390
Lisa(at)LCHCommunications(dot)com

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