8 Magazines You Won’t See on Newsstands This Year

by | January 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM | Shopping

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Whether you’re interested in personal finance or video games, news magazines or scrapbooks, you may miss seeing these publications in stores this year.

By Karla Bowsher

Newspapers, while hardest hit, are hardly the only print media struggling to adapt to the digital era.

In 2012, the Encyclopedia Britannica ended its 244-year-old print edition, and even Oprah’s magazine, O, was reported to be at risk.

And they’re not alone. Here are eight magazines you won’t find on newsstands in 2013…

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1. Bird Talk

  • Publisher: BowTie Inc., formerly known as Fancy Publications Inc.
  • Published since: 1982
  • Last print issue: September 2012
  • Still available: BirdChannel.com, a related website from the same publisher; Birds USA, an annual magazine from the same publisher

2. Everyday Food

3. Newsweek

  • Publisher: N/A – it’s part of The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company LLC
  • Published since: 1933 – it cost 10 cents.
  • Last print issue: December 2012
  • Still available: TheDailyBeast.com/Newsweek.html

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4. Nintendo Power

  • Publisher: Future US Inc.
  • Published since: 1988
  • Last print issue: December 2012
  • Still available: N/A – but you can still buy back issues from the publisher.

5. SmartMoney

  • Publisher: Dow Jones & Company Inc.
  • Published since: 1992
  • Last print issue: September 2012
  • Still available: SmartMoney.com

6. Scrapbooks Etc.

  • Publisher: Meredith Corporation
  • Published since: Unknown
  • Last print issue: August 2012
  • Still available: ScrapbooksEtc.com

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7. Spin

  • Publisher: Buzzmedia Inc., which bought Spin Media in July 2012
  • Published since: 1985
  • Last print issue: September/October 2012
  • Still available: Spin.com; Spin Play, a free app for iPad

8. Whole Living

  • Publisher: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.
  • Published since: 1974, when it was known as the New Age Journal (and after that, Body + Soul)
  • Last print issue: January/February 2013
  • Still available: WholeLiving.com – although the site may not remain up and running for long, as the publisher has announced it instead plans to integrate the magazine’s content throughout other Martha Stewart publications and platforms.

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