SOURCE: Oxbridge Communications

November 07, 2005 11:17 ET

Interior Design Publications Experience Huge Growth: More Than Double the Number in Past Ten Years

NEW YORK CITY, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 7, 2005 -- Interior design and home magazines are on the rise, more than doubling in the past 10 years from 92 to 192 publications, according to the 2006 edition of The National Directory of Magazines released today.

Lifestyle and wedding magazines have also experienced significant growth over the last 10 years. Lifestyle magazines grew from 273 ten years ago to 364 publications in 2005. At the same time, wedding publications nearly tripled from 37 to 102, and travel magazines expanded from 525 to 600 over the same time period. Dog and golf publications are also on the rise, with new titles such as Bark and Golf Living.

"We have seen a tremendous growth in 'home and hearth' publications over the last ten years, reflecting the impact of 9/11 and the availability of attractive loan/mortgage rates for new home building and remodeling," said Deborah Striplin, Editorial Director for The National Directory of Magazines. "The religion category, which had been on a steep decline since 1995 also began picking up after 9/11."

General interest publications decreased from 204 in 1995 to 46 today. Striplin commented that this is a result of a trend towards more highly targeted markets producing magazines such as Aviation for Women and Men's Vogue instead of more broadly focused publications. Women's magazines are down from 416 to 300, and men's from 109 to 74. The adult category also declined from 142 to 90 as a result of the increased availability of pornography on the Internet, while computer publications decreased as a result of the dot com bust.

The National Directory of Magazines, published by Oxbridge Communications, is the largest directory of U.S. and Canadian magazines with 18,875 business and consumer publications -- 15,472 magazines as well as tabloids, specialized newspapers, and journals that carry advertising. The new edition of the directory is thoroughly updated with more than 300 new magazines and revisions to 60 percent of the existing magazine listings, reflecting the many changes in the industry this year.

The National Directory of Magazines includes the publication's name, address, phone number, fax, email, url, editorial description, personnel, ISSN#, year founded, frequency, subscription rates, list rental and production data, names and addresses of list management and printing companies, and advertising rates for the 15,621 publications that accept advertising.

Available immediately from Oxbridge Communications (www.mediafinder.com), or by calling 1-800-955-0231, The National Directory of Magazines 2006 is priced at $995 for the print edition; $1,195 for the Single-User CD and $1,995 for both print directory and CD. It is also available online as part of the MediaFinder online database service at $1,295 for a year's single-user subscription.

Oxbridge Communications, founded in 1964, has the largest database of U.S. and Canadian periodicals and catalogs. In addition to The National Directory of Magazines, Oxbridge has a broad range of reference products including: The Standard Periodical Directory, Oxbridge Directory of Newsletters, The National Directory of Catalogs and www.MediaFinder.com, an online database of more than 70,000 publications, including catalogs.

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