New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 4, 2009
Home magazines are on the rise, with 167% growth from 105 to 280 magazines over the last five years, according to the 2010 edition of The National Directory of Magazines released today. The National Directory of Magazines, published by Oxbridge Communications, is the largest directory of U.S. and Canadian magazines with 20,638 business and consumer publications, including 16,661 magazines as well as tabloids, specialized newspapers, and journals that carry advertising.
Nursing and real estate magazines have also experienced significant growth over the last five years. Nursing magazines grew from 105 to 187 publications. At the same time, real estate publications nearly doubled from190 to 324. Over the last five years, the largest declines are in computer publications, decreasing 31%, from 485 to 381 today, and comics down 26%, from 269 to 199.
"The number of home magazines continued to grow over the five-year period despite the loss this year of magazines such as Country Home," said Trish Hagood, president of Oxbridge Communications and MediaFinder.com, publishers of The National Directory of Magazines. "The nursing category also grew despite the loss of RN magazine. Both categories showed slight gains over last year, while the real estate category, which grew over the five-year period, declined since last year by 12 publications."
In 2009, according to the National Directory of Magazines, the largest categories for magazines are: Medicine (1100); Regional Interest (939); and Travel (829). Medicine outpaced Regional Interest magazines, and became the largest category of magazines this year. Online-only magazines account for 573 of the titles, print-only for 7,665 titles, and 6,617 magazines appear in both print and online editions.
The National Directory of Magazines includes the publication's name, address, phone number, fax, email, URL, editorial description, staff names, ISSN#, year founded, frequency, subscription rates, list rental rates, and advertising rates for the 17,020 publications that accept advertising.
Available immediately from Oxbridge Communications (http://www.oxbridge.com), or by calling 1-800-955-0231, The National Directory of Magazines 2010 is priced at $995. It is also available online as part of the MediaFinder online database service at $1,295 for a year's single-user subscription. The MediaFinder® Keyword Search Service is priced at $49.99 for one month's use.
Oxbridge Communications has the largest database of U.S. and Canadian periodicals and catalogs. In addition to The National Directory of Magazines, Oxbridge has a broad range of reference products including: The Standard Periodical Directory, Oxbridge Directory of Newsletters, The National Directory of Catalogs and http://www.MediaFinder.com, an online database of more than 75,000 publications, including catalogs.
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