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Magazine Launches Outpace Closures in First Quarter of 2011: Mediafinder reports that 54 Magazines Launch and 24 Fold

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Magazine Launches Outpace Closures in First Quarter of 2011:

Mediafinder reports that 54 Magazines Launch and 24 Fold

NEW YORK CITY, April 11, 2011 – In the first quarter of 2011, 54 magazines launched, and 24 magazines closed, according to—the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications. .

             The top categories for new launches were regional interest, food, and women, with titles such as Plum Miami, Gourmet Italian Kitchen, and Harmony Magazine. The crafts category topped the list of closures which also included titles such as Access Direct TV, Continental, and Parade HealthyStyle.

             “The increase in magazine launches is a testament to the determination of new and established magazine publishers,” said Trish Hagood, president of “The 54 new launches this year for the quarter are up significantly from last year–with only 25 launches in 2010.”

                In the first quarter of 2011, new magazine launches included Tea Party Review; along with Lucky Kids by Conde Nast and Phineas and Ferb by Disney, in the children’s category. Another new comic book added was The Governator. .

               MediaFinder, a media property of Oxbridge Communications©, (, is the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian periodicals, with information on 75,000 magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, directories, and catalogs.

               Hagood added, "MediaFinder is a great tool for librarians, researchers, advertisers, direct marketers, PR professionals and other business and professional people looking for in-depth periodical information." .

               MediaFinder® includes information such as subscription and advertising rates, circulation and print specifications, ISSN numbers, year established, subscriber list rental opportunities, description of contents, staff names and contact information including more than 72,209 Web sites and 65,735 e-mail addresses. Users can sort, select, and download information from the database.

              Available immediately from, or by calling 1-800-955-0231, the MediaFinder database service costs $795 for six months and $1,295 for one year. The Keyword Service costs $49.99 for one month’s use, or $495 for one year, and offers searches by Keyword, Category, or ISSN number. A site license is also available via IP authentication for universities, libraries, or corporations.

             Oxbridge Communications, founded in 1964, maintains the largest database of U.S. and Canadian print media and catalogs. In addition to, it publishes a broad range of reference products including the Standard Periodical Directory, the Standard Periodical Directory flipbook, National Directory of Magazines, Oxbridge Directory of Newsletters and National Directory of Catalogs.


             Oxbridge also offers two free iPhone apps, one for magazines and one for newspapers

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