Four things we’ve learned about Canadian publishing
The Audit Bureau of Circulations released readership data for North American magazines this week, and as always the numbers were depressing for anyone who reads or writes for the continent’s finest publications (and the terrible ones, too).
The figures show an industry grappling to hang on to readers as more of them turn to the Internet for free content. Paid and verified subscriptions in Canada fell 3.1 per cent to 6.6 million copies, while single-copy sales fell 1.6 per cent to 1.2 million.
But that’s not all the report taught us – here are four things we learned about Canadian publishing after the numbers were released.