Magazines.com Features Discounted Subscriptions for Time Magazine's 86th Anniversary

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The first issue of Time magazine hit stands 86 years ago today on March 3, 1923. To recognize this important date in magazine publishing history Internet retailer Magazines.com is offering discounted Time magazine subscriptions.

Former Yale University classmates Briton Hadden and Henry Luce joined forces in 1922 with a shared passion: revolutionize the way people get the news. The news, they figured, should be delivered to readers in sections of hard-hitting news briefs so busy consumers could quickly understand the most important news of the week.

The two young men left their jobs as reporters at the Baltimore News, moved to New York and got 70 investors to start Time, Inc. On March 3, 1923 Time, Inc.'s first magazine, Time magazine hit stands. And with it, America's first weekly news magazine arrived.

To commemorate this important event in American magazine history, Magazines.com is featuring Time magazine subscriptions at a significant discount off the cover price. Time magazine is Magazines.com's No. 3 best-selling title.

On Time magazine's first cover was a black and white drawing of Joseph G. Cannon, retired Speaker of the House. The magazine's signature red cover-border wasn't introduced until 1927. Inside the news was divided into 22 departments including Nation, Business, Education, Law and Arts & Entertainment written in Hadden's brief but vivid writing style--now recognized as Timestyle.

About Magazines.com:
Magazines.com is a privately-held company based in Franklin, Tenn. Major investors in Magazines.com are Anderson Media, one of the top U.S. wholesale distributors of magazines, music, books, and videos and Time Inc., publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and Time magazines.

With more than 1,900 titles available, Magazines.com offers people a fun, easy way to discover new magazines and helps them track subscriptions. Magazines.com is the leading independent agent selling subscriptions, serving customers online at Magazines.com and by telephone at 800-MAGAZINES (800-624-2946).

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