Magazines With Photos Of Semi-Nude People Can Be Profitable
If someone would have told me beforehand that ESPN The Magazine‘s “Body Issue” would have made a lot of money, I would have called them a liar, a cheat and a thief, although I have no idea why I would have called them a cheat and a thief. But apparently, the unthinkable has occurred: the “Body Issue” made so much money it will be back for at least another year, according to a post on Sports Biz with Darren Rovell:
Gary Hoenig, general manager and editorial director of ESPN publishing, told CNBC that the issue was the best issue, in terms of advertising, in the month of October since the Magazine launched in 1998.
Hoenig said The Body Issue sold “close to double” the amount that the magazine normally sells of each bi-weekly issue at the newsstand.
Who woulda thunk it, right? You know, I think I might hop on this gravy train and start publishing a magazine. It will be geared towards men between the ages of 18-35 and will primarily be filled with photos of semi-clothed woman – preferably attractive ones, like models and actresses, staged in provocative poses.
I cannot believe no one has thought of this sure-fire money-maker yet. Woodheads.
ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue: A Financial Success [Sports Biz with Darren Rovell]