Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Arts Journal - For The First Time In Forever, Print Magazine Sales Are Up
Magazine sales have generally been falling since the day the inventor of the internet said: “Hey, why don’t I invent the internet?” But the latest ABC figures, released this week, show that sales of certain titles are actually going up. News and current affairs magazines are becoming more popular – but celebrity, gossip and fashion publications are still struggling.
Quietly asserting itself in books and personal essays since 2015, the “boredom boom” would seem to be a reaction to the short attention spans bred by our computers and smartphones. The words “boring” and “interesting” didn’t exist in English till the 1800s, a period when…
Yes, Hanya Yanagihara (author of A Little Life) has a fair number of books. And she has some opinions about how to shelve them, too: “Anyone who arranges their books by colour doesn’t truly care what’s in the books.”