Over the course of time the online publication has taken over the printed publication, but the printed publications have not yet lost its place, people still prefer reading the printed material over online. Millions of copies are circulated every year in the United States alone. Magazines are something one can have around even as a collection. Magazines gives us various perspectives of the world, of what is going around, what is in the trend right now, celebrity gossips, reviews of movies, books, etc., it also consists of technology, lifestyle, health, diets, cooking recipes, religious beliefs, sports, and what not.
Magazines are something one waits for the next issue to see the latest update, trends, it is something that helps one pass time while traveling. Magazines are very attractive; the photographs in it are astounding, the glossy pages containing all the content that one is interested in. Magazines convey a great deal of knowledge to everyone, it consolidates ones point of view on things. So here are the top 10 most read magazines in the world:
List of Contents
10 Family circle
Family circle is one of the oldest magazines which had started earliest in 1932. This magazine targets mainly women as their readers. As the name implies it is a family oriented magazine. This magazine is published for about fifteen times once a year and also it is American magazine.
Family circles magazines are mainly concerned with publishing about lifestyle, interior designing, fashion, etc. all the upcoming trends. It has a high subscription annually which is around 35 lakhs all around the world. Thereby this magazine comes under top 10 in the most read magazines in the world. Family circle magazine is the first Meredith Corporation publication to be in the top list.
People magazine is American magazine, has the largest readership which is about 45 millions adults who love to read this magazine. Out of any other American magazines in the year 2011 People had the largest ad revenue with $997 million. This magazine is concerned with publishing gossips and news about celebrities, what is going on with the lives of celebrities, any new trend, any new advertisement they are doing, their previous and current affairs, etc. It is also very well known with the issues that are released on annually basis of Sexiest Man Alive and Sexiest Woman Alive.
This magazine had taken its roots from 1974 and Sexiest Man Alive issues started from 1985, so yes it is a well known magazine that has maintain its standard ever since. With the success in printed publication this magazine also has online publication which talks about celebrities related stories.
8 National Geography
Obviously National Geography is to be in the list but comes at number 8 in the list as it isn’t much largely popular in the United States. In the year 2013 this magazine was circulated for about 6.8 million units around the world, though its circulation in the United States was around 3.5 million. This magazine is popular for its content which are related to more academic in nature, it publishes about science, nature, geography, and history.
National Geographic is also popular for its photography which is remarkable, and with these photos, the publication being printed is emphasized with glossy paper and are of high quality. National Geography magazine started its publication from 1888, and during this time the magazine was used to keep the public informed on the Great Depression and Cold War.
7 Good Housekeeping
This magazine is the second best women’s magazine on this top 10 list of most read magazines in the world. It is published on monthly basis and had begun in 1885, which was originally from United Kingdom. The readers of this magazine are all around the world and targets mainly women as their readers.
The content of this magazine is about articled on health, diet, nutrients, and recipes of food, fitness, fashion and literary articles as well. It has subscription of approximately 5.58 million readers all over the globe. Virginia Woolf, Somerset Maugham, and Edwin Markham like famous writers have contributed to this magazine.
6 Reader’s Digest
Next we have the Reader’s Digest which has a very unique concept and content than all the other magazines for which it is popular, it conveys its publication to much broader audience. Reader’s Digest is a magazine that is family-friendly which is read all around the world. It has its readership more in the countries such as Canada and New Zealand, although it was founded in the year 1920 in United States.
This magazine is read more by wealthy families, and has been around for about 100 years now.
5 Better Homes and Gardens
The name itself suggests that the magazine consists mainly of interior designs, houses, gardens, crafting, cooking, dieting, and entertainment. It is a home based economical magazine in the globe. This magazine like Family Circle is published also by Meredith and it is very popular.
This magazine has held its title for being the fourth most popular magazines in the United States. It consists of better ideas for any improvement for your homes and gardens, like planting flowers, decorating garden, presenting food in a beautiful way, etc. It was first issued in 1922 and published by Meredith Corporation.
4 Game Informer
In comparison to all the other magazines in the list of top 10 best magazines in the world this is quite a new found magazine. As the name implies it is a magazine that consists of video games that are popular in the magazine thus targeting the audience who love the world of games. This magazine in 2015 had circulation of 7 million copies even though it being a new born in the list compared to others.
This magazine had begun its publication during 1991 but more as a flyer which was on sale mostly in GameStop which is a well known retailer. It is also very popular with its online publication, but ever since its redesign in the year 2009 there has been a lot of web traffic on this site.
3 AARP The Magazine
For those who are not much known with this magazine AARP stands for the American Association of Retired People. It is the most popular magazine, which has circulated about 23 million copies, largely in the United States in the year 2015 alone.
This magazine rebranded itself in the year 2002 from Modern Maturity to the current AARP. This magazine is published on bi-monthly basis to all of its members. The content of the AARP magazine is concerned with the age and health related problems and also the publication of interviews with older celebrities.
Again this magazine is also bi-monthly published and it is the 2nd most circulated magazine all over the world. It is a religious magazine which is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. The magazine Awake is available in about 100s of languages and published in nineteen countries, this magazine circulates 55 million copies every two months.
It was first issued in 1919 and consists of articles about health, nature, and biblical history. This magazine still follows the old fashion of delivering the magazine to the houses or handed directly to the individual and also left in libraries or any other public places.
1 The Watchtower
This is a religious magazine which is again published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Every two months around 59 copies of this magazine are circulated, and are similar to that of Awake Magazine. The difference is just that the content of Watchtower magazine is concerned with religious purpose mainly unlike the magazine Awake.
The content in this magazine consists of biblical history, Christian morals, and biblical prophecies, all about religion. Similarly this magazine like Awake is also handed individually to its readers.
Top 10 Most Read Magazines in The World
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|3||AARP The Magazine|
|5||Better Homes and Gardens|
Above is the list of top 10 most read magazines in the world, these magazines have played a vital role in the systems and the society. A magazine is a periodical publication which consists of articles as well as illustrations and these magazines focuses on a specific target audience. Many people are not known with the importance of magazines, magazines helps in small talks- starting up a discussion. It’s helpful with staying up to date with business as one can keep track of all the on-going trends in the world of business. It is a great way to pass time like when one is traveling, it helps one relax and enjoy the time. Magazines keep people informed on all the current trends, whether it is related to fashion industry, business, health, lifestyle, or religion. With the content there are also various advertisements printed which are not as annoying to look at as when you are reading or watching any such content online.
Some magazines also tend to give discount offers on a regular subscription. Some magazines helps one towards a safe lifestyles, and makes one precautious towards social evils like crimes, abuse, murder, robbery, etc. magazines are the most trusted media to refer to, it conveys the message as it is.