Published on February 14th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley
Doctor Who Magazine Distribution Buoyed By 50th Anniversary
Against a consumer magazine market which has recorded a year on year drop of 6.3% DWM posted a total ABC figure of 36,151 which is up close to 26%
against the same period last year.
Circulation Manager, Katie Wilkinson says:
It has been a fantastic year for Doctor Who. At a time when many magazines are struggling to maintain their circulation figures it is really exciting to be able to post great growth in sales both on the newsstand and in subscriptions.
Tom Spilsbury, Editor of Doctor Who Magazine, is naturally thrilled:
Doctor Who Magazine has been running non-stop for more than 34 years. With the general downturn in sales across the magazine industry it’s extraordinary to see that DWM has just recorded its highest circulation figures since 1980. The 50th anniversary edition – DWM 467 – ended up selling more than 50,000 copies, and had to be reprinted to try to meet demand. The six-month average figure for the magazine is an incredible 36,151 copies, which is also the best average figure for more than 33 years. Thank you to all of our loyal readers who have stuck with us over the years, as well as to all the new readers who have joined us more recently.
We’re sure you’ll join with us in wishing Doctor Who Magazine our massive congratulations. If you haven’t got it already, the current DWM is out now and features a look back across Matt Smith’s time on Doctor Who.